18 May 2009

Leigh Lezark: Matthew Williamson’s new muse

She's got killer bone structure, impossibly shiny hair, and goes out with actor Max Minghella. So we have to admit we've always had a little style-crush on Misshapes DJ Leigh Lezark. And it looks like we're not the only ones. The 24-year-old American has already modelled for the likes of Hogan and Gap, but has recently attracted the attention of designer du jour Matthew Williamson, who has been quietly watching Leigh for months. ‘She brings a certain effortlessness to the work that I do. She makes things look unconventional,' says Matthew of the DJ, who he met for the first time on a recent magazine shoot, where she modelled his H&M range. ‘She is very petite and bird-like and fragile, but at the same time she is quite edgy and strong, and that contrast is interesting.'

Although it might seem strange for a self-confessed lover of all things noir to jump into a label so well-known for its colour, it seems the feeling's mutual: ‘I dress in black nearly all the time – if you open my closet it's just darkness,' says Leigh. 'So Matthew's colour is a change for me and he does it in such a beautifully tasteful way.' So could Leigh be Matthew's new muse, joining the ranks of Sienna Miller, Jade Jagger, Helena Christensen and umm... his mum? Before we know it, Leigh will be dyeing her hair blonde, letting it grow into an Olsen-esque Rapunzel mop, and floating around NY in a wafty, bright, boho-style maxidress... [ES magazine]


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