The Misshapes are a New York City based DJ trio composed of Leigh Lezark, Geordon Nicol and Greg Krelenstein. In their early 20s, The Misshapes cultivated a worldwide following with the success of their downtown New York City dance party, "Misshapes". Through the four year party, their celebrity, fashion and art fans made The Misshapes one of today's most sought after deejays and are widely recognized as global tastemakers and cultural influencers.
What began as an eponymously named weekly party has since evolved into a creative collective of whose work ranges from DJing, sound design, modeling, publishing and brand consulting. In September 2007, they released a style book titled "Misshapes", edited by Geordon Nicol, published by MTV Press. The book contains almost 300 pages of fashion portraits and over 2,500 images, with text by Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker,T: New York Times Style Magazine Editor in Chief Sally Singer, and photography by Karl Lagerfeld, Nick Haymes, Miguel Villalobos, Patrick McMullan, Ryan McGinley and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner. With appearances by Madonna, Yoko Ono, M.I.A, Hedi Slimane, The Killers, Sienna Miller, Kelly Osbourne, Selma Blair, Gareth Pugh, The Strokes, Kelis, Agyness Deyn and many other artists, the book captures the pivotal moment in New York street style and culture that The Misshapes helped create.
The Misshapes have been profiled in a pantheon of international publications including The New York Times, Vogue (US, UK, Paris, Nippon and Australia), Vanity Fair, Elle, InStyle, Nylon, AnOther Magazine, V Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Interview Magazine. The Misshapes have been photographed by leading fashion photographers Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson as well as Helena Christensen for the ONE CAMPAIGN, a philanthropic organization that works to end world poverty and the fight global AIDS epidemic. The Misshapes will appear in an upcoming campaign with H&M, slated for summer 2011. Lezark has modeled in campaigns including Gap, DKNY Jeans, Lanvin for H&M, Roberto Cavalli for H&M, Mango, and Hogan. A Chanel Beauty Ambassador, Lezark also stars in Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel film "Enter Nowhere" set for release in 2011.
The Misshapes also produce runway music / sound design for fashion designers Viktor & Rolf, Zac Posen, Diesel Black Gold, Jeremy Scott, Costello Tagliapietra, Sophia Kokosalaki, Henry Holland, Cynthia Rowley and Tory Burch. They remain in high demand having recently deejayed or produced music compilations for a remarkable list of clients including Chanel, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Gucci, CoSTUME NATIONAL, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Sotheby's, Moet et Chandon, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOCA, Vogue / Teen Vogue, Google, Details Magazine, V Magazine, AnOther Magazine, and Vanity Fair.