Let’s all give MTV a big hand. Why? Well, they’ve just posted the 22-minute House Of Style: Music, Models, and MTV documentary that they promised us all a few weeks ago, which by the sounds of things is the fruit of plenty of blood, sweat, and tears.
The short features interviews with producers, former hosts, and guest stars gone by, as well as now-famous fans like Coco Rocha, Christian Siriano, and Jeremy Scott. This being MTV, musicians like Azealia Banks and Rita Ora also lend their insight to the doc, which we’re guessing means they’ll be making an appearance or two in the digital series, which premieres precisely two months from today.
Through the interwoven interviews and archival footage, we witness how House Of Style documented the dawn of the supermodel era and its confluence with the rise of the music video, and in doing so revolutionized the way its audience viewed both rock stars and the fashion industry. Cindy Crawford is endlessly endearing in the vintage clips, whether singing along to “Mmmbop” with the Hanson brothers or stumbling over rapper Humpty Hump‘s name while talking to his friend Will Smith. Despite being at the zenith of her career, Crawford admits that she truly was still an awkward girl from the Midwest while hosting the show, interviewing some of the biggest names in music. And you genuinely believe her, especially when she asks a very rock n’ roll Chris Robinson from The Black Crowes what cannabis is, without even a trace of irony.
As for who will replace the incomparable Cindy in the show’s modern day reincarnation (especially now that the meaning of the term “supermodel” has been irreparably chipped away at by years of overuse), catwalkers Rocha and Karlie Kloss are solid contenders with the thoughtful insights on the industry they convey in the doc, as well as their “normal” upbringings and goofball attitudes. Karlie may not have even been born back when the show premiered in 1989, but perhaps that’s just what the new series needs. We think she’d bring a fresh, fun perspective on a world that she concedes is very different from the one first depicted on House Of Style:
“I don’t know if the world has changed, the fashion industry has changed, or the characters have changed, but it’s not the way it was during that time.”
We’re casting our vote for all three, but that doesn’t mean the show can’t bring back some of the original magic, don’t you think?
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