Supermodel Cindy Crawford's fashion series “House of Style” is making a come back to cable TV. But if she will be the host again has yet to be revealed.
The cutting edge show from the 1990’s is responsible for propelling stars such as Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista into the supermodel category. Molly Sims, Rebecca Romjin, Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, and Daisey Fleuntes also had their turn at hosting the style show. The show focused on fashion, the lives of models, the modeling industry, and controversial topics such as eating disorders.
The cult series also launched the careers of some of the biggest designers in the industry, including John Galliano and quickly became an obsession for any fashionista.
MTV has now confirmed the show is coming back. "One of my best memories of House of Style host Cindy Crawford was when she took Duran Duran shopping at Sears. She didn't feel pressure to be the cool person," MTV Digital VP of Production Sophia Rai told fashionista.com.
The series was so successful thanks to its winning combination of humor, music and design as well as showing backstage peeks at the mayhem of modeling.
Insiders say prior to the revamped show, which begins later this year, the channel will air the best of bits of the original series, “House of Style”.
The format of the new show will stay roughly the same but it will be updated to appeal to a modern audience.
"We do want to go backstage with models, and the people that we talk to have such a fondness for the show that they want to be involved," explained Sophia, "but the original series didn't just cover the convergence of music and fashion, it also featured architecture, design. We want to do that, too."
"House of Style is deeply rooted in celebrating and drawing energy from our audience's mix-and-match love of fashion, music and pop culture," said Dave Sirulnick, executive vice president of MTV News and Docs. "Today's fashion is dipped in the past. Every young person we've talked to about where they're getting their fashion inspiration, it's the late '80s, the '90s. It makes sense, a good 15 years has gone by. So we realized we had this amazing treasure trove, and we developed the House of Style archive."
MTV “House of Style” originally launched January 1, 1989 and aired for eleven years. The new host of House of Style will be revealed at the MTV Video Music Awards in September.
The show's shooting schedule coincides with New York Fashion Week, but will debut officially in the US on October 9.
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