The “All of Me” songbird has quickly evolved into a style icon, and delivers fashion forward looks every time he steps onto a red carpet or behind a microphone. John Legend has become a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. His tailored take on fashion has launched him amongst the ranks of some of fashions’ most influential style icons.
“I grew up in a family that had a sense of the sartorial. Both my parents were part-time tailors and whenever people in the neighborhood needed anything altered, they came to our house. I always liked the cool tweed things my dad would wear.”
“Going to church had a big influence on how we dressed. We had our Sunday best: you’d wear a three-piece suit with a tie or a bow tie.”
“I was the prom king in my junior year. I wore a tux I rented. There’s this whole industry in the States where you hire a tux at a mall. They’re usually pretty cheesy and slightly ill-fitting. I got creative with the cummerbund and the tie: it was black and white but had a bubble/polka-dot design on it. It would be considered a bit flamboyant at this point, but I considered it pretty f***ing cool at the time.”