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
We suggest starting with OG host Cindy Crawford's visit with Will Smith on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air for the goofiest (and cutest) snapshot of the '90s. The sideways hats! Will's tank top! Cindy mispronouncing "Humpty Hump"!
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
Pat Smear Hit The Mall With The Spice Girls
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
Jean Paul Gaultier's Music Video
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
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
Joan Smalls Visits Laura Jane Grace
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.