The Remix: Hip-Hop x Fashion, a documentary on stylist Misa Hylton premieres May 2
In the crowd were musical sister duo Chloe x Halle and their stylist Zerina Akers, Paris and Nicky Hilton with their mother Kathy, Bella Thorne, LL Cool J, Billie Eilish, Estelle, Faith Evans, Sean Combs' stepson Quincy Brown, Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus and celebrated stylist Misa Hylton, who made a name in the '90s dressing emerging hip-hop stars. Hylton personally worked with the German luxury accessories brand to create a custom jacket for LL Cool J that he was donning at the event and she herself was the star of the opening.
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Akers, who also works with Beyoncé, told The Hollywood Reporter: "I love MCM. Obviously, from [the 2018 Beyoncé] 'Apeshit' video, I was all about them. I worked with Misa to create a custom look for the video. I remember thinking, ‘What brands can we use to make a comeback? What were some of the old-school brands that were logo driven and a part of the culture?' In selecting some things to utilize, MCM was one of the favorites. Growing up, all of my fabulous Aunties wore it; I thought it was so cool.”
MCM president of the Americas Patrick Valeo added, "What Misa Hylton did with Lil’ Kim a long time ago was not given the credit it should have been given."
Thanks to MCM’s chief visionary officer Sung-joo Kim, a documentary film will soon be released in an effort to correct the overlook as well as honor the influence women have had on hip-hop culture.
"At the Tribeca Film Festival, on May 2, we will premiere a movie called The Remix: Hip-Hop x Fashion which is all about music and hip-hop from the '70s to today from a woman’s perspective,” Valeo said. "Misa Hylton will be the speaker in a lot of the movie. We have 80 percent of staff as women producing it."