Since they burst onto the downtown scene in 2003 with their eponymous weekly party, New York deejays The MisShapes have been embraced as fashion world darlings. Sharing trademark jet-black hair and icy stares, the trio of Geordon Nicol, Leigh Lezark and Greg Krelenstein would sit comfortably on any catwalk––so it’s understandable Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf tapped the group to soundtrack their “Monsieur” fall/winter 2011 presentation. “We wanted something polished with a classical element, but energetic and contemporary,” they explain. Lezark and Nicol obliged with an eclectic set including Yann Tiersen’s “Comptine d'un Autre été: l'Après Midi,” Rachmaninov samples and Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers” from her forthcoming sophomore album Wounded Rhymes
. “We wanted to create something beautiful for an equally beautiful
collection,” says Lezark. The tracks complemented the twist on contemporary tailoring that Viktor & Rolf ushered down the runway, a parade that included poplin trousers, a grey jogging ensemble, and a single-breasted vermilion suit. Naturally, Lezark and Nicol were outfitted by the designers for the occasion (NOWNESS was there to photograph the pre-show fitting), with Lezark
modeling pre-fall tuxedo trousers topped with a white shirt from their capsule collection and Nicol turned out in a "Monsieur" suit.