MTV’s House of Style is back! But who will replace Cindy and Naomi?

Photo via MTV
Photo via MTV

In a bygone time, supermodels ruled the world, walking pack-like down a Versace runway or gathering en masse in front of Peter Lindbergh’s lens. Alone they were already unstoppable, but these Amazon women were also friends, a supermodel gang that had the world watching their every move. This supermodel-obsessed era was known as the ‘90s, and the true archeological evidence of this time was a show known as House of Style. In some of the most amazing news we’ve heard all week, MTV has just today announced the cult favourite will be returning in October, this time as a more digitally based series with lots of social media crossover.

Running from 1989 to 1999, the show’s 72 episodes not only captured the enormous power these women had at the time (in one episode, longtime host Cindy Crawford talks about how she once killed time trying to figure out how much money she made per minute) but the behind-the-scenes goings-on of their lives and of the fashion industry as a whole. The show took these seemingly untouchable beauties and made them a bit more real. Case in point: Naomi Campbell unabashedly applying zit cream on-camera.

It will be hard to compete with the show’s past hosts (Cindy Crawford, Molly Sims and Rebecca Romijn all hosted), but with magazine covers like W Magazine’s July issue, which heralded Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss as “The New Faces of Fashion,” we feel like there are finally models out there with enough presence to do the gig justice.

The new host will be unveiled live on September 6 on the red carpet of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, so we’re going to have to start placing bets soon. So far, we’re in agreement with Fashionista’s pick of Alexa Chung as a forerunner for the gig. Who do you think would be a good fit?

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