MTV NEWS: Finally, rock takes over the fashion runway this Monday night, on MTV's second annual "Fashionably Loud" blowout. Making the music this time around are Prodigy, Tricky, and Republica, and here's a preview.
MTV: The worlds of fashion and music came together again for House of Style's Second Annual Fashionably Loud. Models sashayed down the runway to showcase Spring '97 collections by four hot designers to the live sounds of 3 of Britain's most buzzing acts.
ANDRE LEON TALLEY, Vanity Fair Fashion Editor: I love the whole feeling of it. The mix of the music and the girls walking on this sort of industrialized Blade Runner catwalk, it's brilliant.
JON LOVITZ, Comedian: I'm trying to become one of the dressers of the models, but, you know, I'm not a pervert, but just the bras. Bra off, bra off...
DAVE NAVARRO: The fashion's great, the music's loud and we're all having a really good time.
MTV: Italian designer Anna Molinari's ready-to-wear was ready to go down the catwalk to tunes by Republica... Gianni and Donatella showed off their Versace and Versus lines to the sounds of trip-hop pioneer Tricky.
CLAUDIA MASSON: So Tricky, have you ever seen a fashion show before?
TRICKY: On TV, I've never been to one though. My knowledge of fashion is limited, very limited, very limited.
TODD OLDHAM: I know you've dressed so many rock stars, so how do you think music and fashion tie together?
GIANNI VERSACE: They're born together I think, why, even in the renaissance they use to dress up to play.
MTV: British designer Vivian Westwood, who's music connection goes all the way back to the Sex Pistols, hasn't shown her clothes in the U.S. in over 10 years, but her Red and Gold label lines seemed right at home to the fiery techno beats of The Prodigy.
KEITH FLINT, Prodigy: Prodigy
music is buzz music you know, it stirs you up. If a model's out there and she's wearing something with a bit of guts behind it, if she's walking out there to something that's really tough, it probably gives her a nice strong attitude, that's what the music's about.
MTV NEWS: "Fashionably Loud" 1997, premiering on MTV Monday night at 10 PM, and don't forget that Sunday at 10:30 PM we'll have a wrap-up on this year's Sundance film festival, on the "MTV News presents" special called "alt.film@mtv."