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LEIGH LEZARK

  • OCCUPATION

    Model and DJ with The Misshapes

  • HOMETOWN

    New Jersey

  • CURRENT RESIDENCE

    New York, NY

At the age of tender age of just 14, style icon Leigh Lezark began skipping school to hang out in New York City. She loved the city and became acquainted with the bar scene thanks to some fake ID. 

 

In 2001, Leigh Lezark met and later lived with Greg Krelenstein and Geordon Nicol. All sharing a mutual interest in music and a disdain for the current party scene, they threw an elaborate party in their apartment and served as the resident DJs. When it attracted over 300 guests, the trio knew that a career could be had from their party abilities.  

Calling themselves The Misshapes, Leigh Lezark et al created their own DJ nights at Luke & Leroy's in 2002 and then at Don Hill's. The wild success of these nights solidified The Misshapes as skillful DJs, and they attracted regular crowds, including a horde of celebrities.

The DJ trio toured the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. They have also served as supporting DJs for some of music’s biggest stars, including Courtney Love, Debbie Harry and Bloc Party.  

With Georgdon and Greg K, Leigh Lezark has produced compilations and runway music for Chanel, Calvin Klein, House of Holland, Visionaire, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Sotheby’s.

 

Lezark has featured on the covers and inside pages of magazines such as Vogue, Self Service, V, Nylon, New York Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Leigh has walked the runway for Henry Holland for London Fashion Week and has appeared in advertising campaigns for the Gap and for Roberto Cavalli for H&M.

What would the title of your autobiography be?
“Make It A Double”

What can’t you travel without?
Chanel bags, Surface to Air platform heels I designed, black eyeliner, and my Blackberry. I use these things every day.

What are your favorite travel destinations?
Bali, Thailand, and Barcelona.

If you could choose one person to show you “their New York City” who would it be?
Grace Coddington.

What or who has inspired you recently and why?
Sophia Lamar has and will always inspire me.