HIS FIRST TIME: Ezra Koenig, the lead singer of the band Vampire Weekend, is known for his preppy style, so it made sense that for he made Michael Bastian his first fashion show. “I’m here to learn,” he said.
Seated front row among far more experienced editors, the singer, in his trademark white sneakers, looked a little bit lost as he waited for the designer’s show to start Tuesday at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan.
He was motivated to come to his first runway show by an inspired Netflix recommendation he caught recently.
“I watched the Diana Vreeland documentary on Netflix this weekend — made me want to watch some fashion stuff,” he said. After the fashion stuff was over, the models walked out to a very un-Vampire Weekend soundtrack, the musical stylings of Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On.”