Get Going/ Culture and Art
Kristin Booker • August 1, 2012

Stylish Viewing: Happy Birthday, MTV and Welcome Back, House of Style!

They’re baaaaaaack….(Image courtesy of MTV Networks)

This is going to age me considerably, but I was watching MTV when it launched. I was at my father’s house (because he had a better cable package) and my step-siblings and I were piled in front of the television, along with my uncle and we watched MTV come on the air. It was the first video ever played on MTV and it transformed a generation. Since it’s not available online (boo!), I’m showing you my first ever favorite Teenage Squeal video: Duran Duran, “Hungry Like the Wolf.”

And my other favorite video from that time: Pat Benatar, “You Better Run.”

As a lifetime lover of the music video genre AND of MTV’s impact on fashion, I am DYING IN MY PANTS to see the relaunch of MTV’s House of Style on October 9, 2012. The new host will be announced on the red carpet at the MTV Music Awards on Thursday, September 6th. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I lived on pretty much a steady diet of Cindy Crawford and The Trinity (Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington) for pretty much the late 80’s – mid 90’s.

People, this was an EVENT when it came on and I watched it from it’s first episode to its last. For a trip down memory lane, MTV is airing House of Style: Music, Models & MTV on August 7th.  This is a trailer for the piece. I, for one, will be watching along with all my fashion and model-loving mavens online. The good folks at MTV have promised to tell me more about the archive of HOS’  availability, the official launch date, etc, but enjoy the sneak peek below at the special and more to come Enjoy!


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