MTV Is About to Get Fancier! Iggy Azalea Named New House of Style Host
Iggy Azalea may be having the best year ever! MTV has just announced that the breakout artist has been named the new host of MTV's iconic fashion series House of Style. After years of honing her signature style on hip-hop’s underground circuit, Azalea burst onto the charts in 2014 with her smash hit "Fancy" featuring Charli XCX. The song currently holds the record on the Billboard Hot 100 as the longest-leading No. 1 song by a female rapper, after it topped the chart for seven weeks.
Not only is Azalea a star in the music world—collaborating with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, T.I., and Ariana Grande—but she has hit it off with the fashion crowd as well. Azalea emerged as a sartorial star both on and off the red carpet, rocking looks by Elie Saab, John Galliano, Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Moschino, and more. Clearly, she will be a fitting host for House of Style, which explores the relationship between music and fashion and connects fans with celebrity style setters and designers to explore new trends.
"The biggest impact that House of Style had on pop culture is its ability to make fashion fun and interesting to fans who are both diehard fashionistas or not at all," Azalea said in a statement. "I am so excited to bring back this iconic show for another generation of teenagers."
On the series, the rapper will take viewers everywhere from L.A.’s best vintage stores to a music video set with Rita Ora and designer Jeremy Scott. The eight-episode digitally driven season will kick off on Aug. 4, and will culminate during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards (in which Azalea is up for seven awards).