John Legend Gets Scared of the Hairstyles at Le Bain

dsc 3197 John Legend Gets Scared of the Hairstyles at Le BainJeremy Scott’s show at Milk yesterday had a lot of colors: bubblegum, magenta, tangerine, algae, ruby, soft lime, phoenix orange, neon lemonade.

By the time the designer and his crew had migrated to to Le Bain, however, the colors had drained — the crowd, sandwiched together, wore mostly black and the bar was as dark-lit as it could be. As expected, Misshapes played New Wave standards. Leigh Lezark was wearing a Jeremy Scott skeleton dress. The designer danced behind the DJ booth. This would go on until 4:00 am.

But why was John Legend there? He seemed a tad out of place among the scrum of people dressed like 90s club kids. He was wearing a simple tan leather jacket and sipping a cocktail. He seemed apprehensive of the whole scene. It’s no surprise that he had never been to Le Bain before.

“This is the first time — I hadn’t even heard of it before tonight,” Legend said to The Observer. “It’s cool. A lot of mohawks!”

We did a quick three-sixty. If the definition of “mohawk” was interpreted liberally than, yes, there were a lot of “mohawks.” He also could have been referring to the designer’s side-cropped coif, a thick block of curls resting on his skull.

John Legend told The Observer he missed much of the spree of runway shows and parties due to a scheduling conflict.

“I live in New York, but I’m always gone during Fashion Week because of the Grammys,” Legend sighed.

Later, we remembered that Legend picked up three statues at the ceremony last Sunday.

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