We probably don’t need to remind you, but we’re mere DAYS away from the latest season of House of Style with our fancy new host Iggy Azalea. If you’re biting your nails in anticipation like we are, we’ve got a little something to tide you over until the big August 4 premiere: VINTAGE HOUSE OF STYLE EPISODES! The legendary MTV show is dripping with fashion and music history, and if you missed it the first time around (or were just too young to work a remote during the original run), it’s high time you get caught up.
On Set With The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
How To Walk Like A Supermodel
House of Style let us peek behind the curtain into the lives of supermodels by sharing their skills with the world.
A Day In The Life Of Gwen Stefani
HOS continues to bring us some of the greatest moments in music and fashion—like that time Gwen Stefani talked to Shalom Harlow about adding extra zippers to her pants.
Pat Smear Hit The Mall With The Spice Girls
Or that time Pat Smear raided Contempo Casuals (better known as Wet Seal) with the Spice Girls. Spoiler alert: Sporty Spice wore a SKIRT exclusively for us.
Naughty By Nature Goes Shopping
Another reason Iggy is the perfect host for the House of Style update: The show is always invested in chronicling the love affair between fashion and hip-hop. From shopping for streetwear staples of Naughty by Nature…
Puff Daddy Prepares For The ’97 VMAs
…to the high fashion designer stylings of Diddy (then Puff Daddy) getting ready for the 1997 VMAs.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s Music Video
HOS also shows us that the fashion x music relationship is a two-way street thanks to a music video by a little French designer you might have heard of: Jean Paul Gaultier.
Jon Stewart Shadows Cindy For A Day
But most of all, House of Style makes an impact because it never took itself too seriously. (Also, this episode with Jon Stewart definitely still holds up today.)
Cindy And Tracey Ullman Play Dress Up
It follows the mantra that fashion should be fun.
Dennis Rodman Models Banana Hammocks
And at times, it can even be a little controversial.
Backstage At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
It’s open and inclusive while giving us an insider scoop on the industry.
Todd Time: Lazy Guy Tips
Before the term “DIY” was even coined, HOS supplied us with easily replicable hacks with Todd Time.
Salt-N-Pepa Model Summer Styles
And it always keeps us up-to-date with the latest trends in fun and interesting ways.
Destiny’s Child Gets Ready For The VMAs
House of Style gives us access to our faves (like Destiny’s Child) before they blow up. (In this clip, take special note of how almost no one is freaking out that Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle just exited their vehicle. *SIGH* Silly year-2000 bbs. They had no idea they were witnessing a legendary moment.)
X-Girl Streetwear Fashion Show
To be honest, much of what was covered by House of Style back in the day—for example, then-emerging streetwear label X-Girl—is being rediscovered and revered now. (P.S. Holy cameos in this clip!)
Duran Duran And Cindy Go To Sears
Ultimately, the show helps to make fashion more relatable. (Who hasn’t spent an afternoon roaming around a mall crafting the weirdest outfits possible?)
Lil’ Kim Models Swimsuits
It makes fashion more entertaining. (Who wouldn’t be entertained by Lil’ Kim modeling swimsuits no human could actually swim in?)
Joan Smalls Visits Laura Jane Grace
And on the complete flip side, it helps show that fashion can also be deeply, wonderfully meaningful.
Hanging Out With Naomi Campbell
House of Style makes considerable strides in tearing down the wall of exclusivity and unattainability surrounding fashion—with its impossibly gorgeous models and luxury price tags way out of most people’s tax brackets. It breaks that mold with segments like Naomi Campbell’s iconic zit cream beauty routine and makes fashion feel accessible.
The reason it all holds up—even 25 years after its inception—is because the show was (and still is) less about fashion and more about style as a vehicle of self-expression. House of Style is never overtly prescriptive and embraces all styles as valid, and for that, we’ll always love it.
Tune in August 4 for the season premiere right here on MTV.com, and until then, keep your eyes peeled for teasers, behind-the-scenes photos, and more.