MTV is taking aspiring fashionistas behind the scenes of the cutthroat, fast-paced and ever-evolving world of fashion with the reboot of the hit series "House of Style." On Tuesday (October 16), the first installment debuted on MTV Style, hosted by supermodels Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls.
During the "House of Style" premiere, Kloss and Smalls give fans a front-row seat to the hottest shows at Paris Fashion Week, where they worked the runway and interviewed musicians as well as fashion's elite designers, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney and Alexander Wang.
"We are so excited to be able to bring fans behind-the-scenes of our world. We work in an amazing industry, there's a lot of fun to it, and this is such an incredible time in fashion," Kloss and Smalls said in a statement. "Blogs and social media have transformed the way we interact, and especially with fashion, allowing fans an intimate connection with what we do. The new 'House of Style' will intertwine video segments with expanded content on social platforms to truly bring fans into our world."
Fans will also get to know Kloss and Smalls on a more personal level as they guide viewers around the world and give an inside glimpse at what it's really like backstage at a fashion show and what goes through their minds before they hit the catwalk.
"I still get butterflies when I'm doing a runway show," Kloss revealed during the premiere episode. "And the music starts and you're wearing these gorgeous clothes and your nervous about your high heels, if your shoe is going to break, if you're going to slip or if you're going to do something wrong."
Much like the original show, which ran from 1989 to 1999 and was hosted by Cindy Crawford, Rebecca Romijn and Molly Sims, "House of Style" will introduce new trends, interview the biggest designers and explore the relationship between music and fashion, but will also show how fashion has evolved alongside technology innovations.
"I think now is such a special time in fashion," Kloss said. "I mean, when it first came around when Cindy launched 'House of Style,' but it was a special moment in fashion. And you know the thing is now a lot of the designers and hair and makeup artists and people that are creating all of this art still are still working so it's really special to interview them again."
The revamped series will be digitally driven, with a new episode each week and will be featured primarily on the MTV Style website, but will include crossover content for TV specials.
To celebrate the return of the series, MTV launched the "House of Style" collection, which features more than 150 clips and thousands of images from the original show's 78 episodes. The documentary "House of Style: Music, Models and MTV" premiered August 7 on style.mtv.com.