The world of fashion has been filled with many influential people throughout the years. Designers like Calvin Klein and Oscar De La Renta have been influential to the way the world styles themselves and the progress fashion has made as a global industry. Editors, like the Vogue editor Anna Wintour, have made fashion highly marketable and have launched the careers of hundreds of designers. But there might be no one more responsible for the way the world dresses than MTV. Of all those who have had an impact on fashion, no one source has had the consistent and powerful impact that the world biggest music television station has.
Back in the 1980′s when MTV was launched, it was a showcase for the artist to express themselves through a visual medium. Music was meant to tell stories, and those stories were expressed by the artists themselves. However, in it’s quest to attract the music lover’s attention, they were also becoming popular for launching trends in fashion.
There was a time when a person would have to wait for publications like Rolling Stone in order to catch a glimpse of their favorite rock stars. Once MTV came into the picture, not only where the stars more visible, but those stars were now being seen several times a day. A fashion icon like Madonna was heavily supported by her style. She spent a lot of time on that station when they were in a position to only play videos and therefore the world had a chance to fall in love with what she was doing and what she was wearing.
Today MTV is still a global success. The videos they play are now highly stylized, and are influencing the fashion world every day. There are those that believe these days that style is more important to a bands success than the strength of their talents. MTV is a huge part of the fashion revolution and continues to be everyday.