Karlie Kloss already has a hefty resumé — with her seemingly endless string of campaigns and her close relationship with nearly every name in the business — but she (along with her pal Joan Smalls) now have a very special new addition to their C.V.: Hosts of one of fashion's most iconic television programs.
When MTV set about relaunching its ultimate sartorial showcase House Of Style, it had awfully large shoes to fill. Cindy Crawford was full of spunk and grace, the true hybrid of a poised hostess but also a genuine participant, giving a real, legit backstage glimpse at the world of fashion so few Americans had (until then) ever seen. Very few could step up to the high bar she set. But luckily, with the announcement of their new hosts, MTV is hopping to revive and recast the show.
The duo (who are bubbling with ideas and quick to finish each other's sentences) gave us the inside scoop on what to expect with them behind the camera, and let us be the first to say: It appears HOS is going back to its roots.
There is such a tradition of mixing different style icons from different cultural niches. Can you tell me, what designer and unexpected personality would you love to bring together?
Karlie: "Oh! I can think of so many. What about you, Joan?"
Joan: "Wait, what do you mean?"
Karlie: "Mash-ups! Like, what designer and what artist do you think it would be fun to mash up?"
Joan: "Man, I would love to see Ricardo (Tisci) and Kanye West sit down together."
Karlie: But they know each other, I think. Right? Remember that time we were together after Kanye's show, and you, me, and Ricardo were all dancing on the tables? That was Kanye's show, right? In Paris?"
Joan: "Yeah! But it would still be fun. You know who I'd like to see? Adele."
Karlie: "Maybe we could have Stella McCartney, and take it from a British perspective?"
We heard a rumor once that Adele was more punk rock. What if you got someone unexpected, like Vivienne Westwood?
Karlie:"See! We need ideas from people. When you post this, can you let people know to tweet at us? We want ideas!"
Photo: John Shearer/Invision for MTV
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