Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls revealed as new hosts of MTV's revived House of Style… But can they fill Cindy Crawford's shoes
House of Style, the iconic Nineties fashion show, will relaunch October 9th
19:47 GMT, 7 September 2012
Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls have been announced as the new model hosts of MTV's House of Style, once hosted by the world's original supermodel Cindy Crawford.
Chosen because 'they are genuinely friends,' the eclectic duo, known for their fun-loving and extroverted personalities, will create all new episodes of the iconic Nineties fashion show set to relaunch on October 9th.
The pair, 20 and 24 respectively, squeal with excitement in a sneak peek video released today, giving viewers a taste of what's to come when they take the reins of the newly revived show.
Fun and games: Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls have been announced as the new model hosts of MTV's House of Style, once hosted by the world's original supermodel Cindy Crawford
Miss Smalls, currently ranked the world's number one model by fashion arbiter Models.com, and Miss Kloss, a Victoria's Secret and Vogue regular, nearly combust with anticipation as they reveal their news in the video.
'It's a new era, we have lots of work ahead of us!' they chime together. 'It's our world, the fashion world and the music world.'
Parlaying America's then growing
fascination with 'the supermodel', the original show featured a
behind-the-scenes look into the modelling industry, and the lives of
young models like Linda Evangelista, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington.
Designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier,
Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs also featured on the
original show, along with up-and-comers like Sofia Coppola, before the
Virgin Suicides, and Winona Ryder, both making appearances.
Equally excited: Chosen because 'they are genuinely friends,' the eclectic duo will create all new episodes of the iconic Nineties fashion show, set to relaunch on October 9th
The show swung from controversial topics such as eating disorders, to footage of Naomi Campbell putting on acne medicine and Cindy Crawford rapping with Will Smith.
Grilling the new hosts for information
at last nights MTV Video Music Awards, Refinery 29 quizzed the pair on
who they would like to feature on upcoming episodes.
Miss Kloss exclaimed: 'We need ideas from people! Can you tell people to tweet us, we want ideas!'
Despite having their own vivacious personalities, Miss Kloss admitted she would like to channel Cindy Crawford.
'Especially those first, original Cindy episodes, where it was very
home-made looking,' she said.
Nineties comeback: Once hosted by the world's
original supermodel, Cindy Crawford, MTV's iconic fashion show House of
Style is set to return this fall
'Everything seemed so raw, and so real. It was so
inspired by music, street style, art, and everything around the people
who were making it.'
She added: 'House Of Style seemed to be the one thread that was
connecting everything in those early episodes. It showed exactly what
was going on backstage. It was the first time something like that
Both models admit their strength as a host duo lies specifically in how well they know each other.
Miss Smalls said: 'We get to work a lot together and I think that dynamic really shows. People should see that.'
Iconic faces: Cindy Crawford interviews
supermodel Claudia Schiffer (left) wearing Gianni Versace backstage at
his 1991 show; and again outside the 1992 MTV Music Video Awards during
her coverage of the event (right)
Miss Kloss agreed, adding: 'Yeah, Joan and I… we are both very young, but we have done a lot. And we know each other very well and have a sense of camaraderie.'
The new House of Style will run
across all of MTV's multi-media platforms, including television, the
web, and on iPhone apps.
Infusing the show's original off-the-cuff
feeling, the new episodes will go
backstage with the models while also featuring culturally relevant segments
on music, fashion, and design