The Misshapes

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The Misshapes
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Occupation(s) DJs, music producers, performers, models
Years active 2005 (2005)-present
Labels Opus/Universal
Website www.misshapes.com
Members Geordon Nicol
Greg Krelenstein
Leigh Lezark

The Misshapes are a New York City-based creative collective composed of DJs Leigh Lezark, Geordon Nicol, and Greg Krelenstein.

Group history[edit]

Night club years, 2003–2008[edit]

Leigh Lezark met Geordon Nicol and Greg Krelenstein at college, and in 2003 they formed The Misshapes. Beginning in 2004, the trio cultivated a large following when they brought the "Misshapes Dance Party" to downtown New York City. The name was taken from the title of a Pulp song, "Mis-Shapes."[citation needed] The party was first hosted at 21 Seventh Avenue South in the West Village of New York City. Geordon and Leigh had to lie about their ages as well as falsify resumes to obtain access to the space at the time.[citation needed]

Group's career[edit]

With the help of the Internet, the party's popularity grew within the fashion, music and art scene.[citation needed] In 2005, following a performance by Madonna and Stuart Price, Misshapes experienced continued capacity issues and the party was moved to SoHo club, Don Hill's.[citation needed] At its new location, the event, as well as the DJs, enjoyed growing success. Downtown it-kids and celebrities partied together. Creative DIY-style flyers were created and sent around. A big part of the Misshapes party is its accompanying website, Misshapes.com. Early adopters of social media, the Misshapes posted weekly photos of the party, as well as portraits taken against a white wall.[citation needed]

DJs and Live performers included: Agyness Deyn, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, Cassie, Chromeo, Cory Kennedy, David Byrne, Dash Snow, Dev Hynes, The Drums, Felix da Housecat, Franz Ferdinand, Gareth Pugh, Gemma Ward, The Gossip, Hedi Slimane, Henry Holland, The Horrors, Hot Hot Heat, Interpol, James Iha, Jarvis Cocker, Jeremy Scott, Junior Sanchez, Junior Senior, Kelis, Kelly Osbourne, The Killers, Klaxons, Lady Sovereign, Ladytron, Lady Miss Kier, Le Tigre, Lily Donaldson, M.I.A, Madonna, MSTRKRFT, Nan Golden, Patrick Wolf, Peaches, Pharrell Williams, The Rapture, Rilo Kiley, Rufus Wainwright, Selma Blair, Sienna Miller, Siouxsie Sioux, The Sounds, Steve Aoki, The Strokes, These New Puritans, Uffie, The Virgins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Yoko Ono.[citation needed]

After a 5-year run, the trio decided to discontinue Misshapes as a weekly party, but continued to produce special Misshapes events in new locations.[citation needed]

Book[edit]

The Misshapes also expanded into publishing with the release of their eponymous stylebook. The book contains almost 300 pages of fashion portraits and over 2,500 images with photography by Julian Gilbert, Karl Lagerfeld, Leigh Lezark, Nick Haymes, Miguel Villalobos, Patrick McMullan, Ryan McGinley, Ryan Pfluger, Scott Meriam and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner. The book's introduction is written by "Vogue" magazine and Vogue.com editor Sally Singer and additional text by writer Legs McNeil, and Pulp frontman, Jarvis Cocker.[1]

Sound design[edit]

In 2008, the Misshapes began designing the soundtracks to the first fashion shows of London based designer Henry Holland. Since then the Misshapes have provided runway soundtracks for designers including Adidas Originals, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Costello Tagliapietra, Cynthia Rowley, Diesel Black Gold, Jeremy Scott, Karl Lagerfeld, Rachel Zoe, Sophia Kokosalaki, Tory Burch, Viktor & Rolf and Zac Posen.[citation needed]

The Misshapes have also collaborated with brands like Chanel, Harry Winston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Moet & Chandon, Sotheby' and Visionaire to soundtrack installations in galleries, museums, public places and art centers.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Misshapes; MTV Press; retrieved .

References[edit]

  1. One: Edun and One: The Campaign to Make Poverty History Join to Launch New ONE T-shirt
  2. Teen Vogue
  3. The New York Observer: At H&M, Easy Cavalli, Easy Go
  4. The Imagist: The Amazing, Audacious Agyness Deyn!
  5. Misshapes Book; Nicol; 2008; MTV Press. retrieved .
  6. Misshape's After-Party: A global nightlife brand tries to grow up
  7. Cool, at Least for a Few Minutes
  8. Style Studio: The MisShapes
  9. The Sounds Official website

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