Keegan Singh, a 31-year-old stylist, is the man behind some of your favorite shoots in Vogue, V, Vman, Purple, and the New York Times to name a few. He also edits collections, hangs with the cool kids, and has the best head of hair we've seen in quite a long time. Plus he's a real charmer, as the Cut found out over bottles of wine one night.
Is there a shoot you've done that you feel is iconic?
My first shoot I ever did. It was for Wonderland. It was a grunge story, and I was really nervous. It's really cool, and it was menswear. But it would look cool on a girl or a boy.
Do you prefer doing menswear or womenswear?
Women's because it's more of a challenge for sure. For men, I dress everyone like me.
But men have such a hard time shopping. So isn't that part of the challenge?
For the average male, yes. I think straight men don't think enough about clothes and gay men overthink clothes. They overdress. I think you have to know who you are and dress accordingly. Find your archetype and stick to it.
What should every guy have in their closet?
A white button-down shirt, a white T-shirt, and I think they should all have Trash & Vaudeville jeans. Some men's Balenciaga. East Village meets French boys, Parisians. It's really hot. That's my personal style aesthetic. If you have a rocker look, I swear girls will go for it.
What trends do you like for fall?
For fall '08 I love rock and roll, I love Balmain, I love Rodarte. J'adore. I really love fur. There's a whole knitwear thing I'm into. The Rodarte knits. They were gorgeous.
What trends do you wish would go away?
People who don't make an effort. Lazy. I mean, we live in New York City. I love women to look like women and men to look like gentlemen.
Are you for or against facial hair?
Against. I like a mustache, though, so I guess that's not true. It depends on the person. You know, I'm a total hypocrite because I like Devendra [Banhart] and people with beards. I guess it’s okay when it makes sense.
What are you lusting after right now?
The item I'm lusting after the most is the Gerrit Thomas Rietveld zigzag chairs. What I also really want right now are these studio lights with barn doors on them for my apartment. They look like eyes.
What's your signature item?
The thing about me is I'm a firm believer that you don't need that much stuff. I don't have that many clothes. I wear the same stuff over and over again. I have a black blazer, a navy blazer, a Balenciaga coat, skinny black jeans, I know what I like. Maybe a rock-and-roll T-shirt, a Bauhaus T-shirt.
What can't you live without?
My favorite book, Against Nature. You have to suck it down like vin rouge. You want to study that book but don’t become that person; it's so twisted. It's the book that inspired Oscar Wilde to write Dorian Gray. —Amina Akhtar
Most Viewed Stories
Looks Like Kate Middleton Is Enjoying the View in Canada
Brad Pitt Fights Back Against Angelina Jolie and Her Plot to ‘Destroy’ Him
Trump Campaign Manager Accidentally Refers to His ‘Abuse’ of Women on Live TV
Megyn Kelly Roasts Trump’s Campaign Manager for Claiming He Doesn’t Make Sexist Comments
Finally Someone Called Donald Trump a Giant Baby and It Was Michelle Obama
What It’s Like to Be a Female Reporter Covering Donald Trump
22 Intimate Lost Photos of Marilyn Monroe
Prince Married to Commoner Still Too Good to Tweet
Democratic Women Senators Are Very Concerned About Donald Trump’s Weight
It’s Finally Possible to Understand What Happened to Amanda Knox
From Our Partners
powered by PubExchange
Latest News from The CutHunger Casts a Cruel, All-consuming Spell, Study Confirms
It’s stronger than thirst, fear, or social needs.Female Chess Players Are Furious About Having to Wear Hijabs at the World Championship in Iran
The world championship tournament is in Iran, where women are required to wear hijabs.Man in Tech Actually Admits He Was Wrong
Well, this is a first!The Other Kids in Jennifer Garner’s Daughter’s Class Have a Laptop, Why Can’t She?
Jen told Today she didn’t know tweens need computers.How Do You Follow a Great Designer?
Bouchra Jarrar’s first collection since taking over from Alber Elbaz at Lanvin.Alyssa Milano on Football, Spinning, and Why She Hates Eating Alone
The mom of two young kids says wellness is a balancing act.The Best Part of Being a Royal Is Getting to Pet Bunnies
Being a royal kid seems like a pretty sweet deal.The Male Model Who Has Appeared on More Romance Novel Covers Than Fabio
Jason Baca talks romance-novel cover modeling and eating a ton of chicken breasts.The Retro Stain Remover I Use on Everything
Don’t mind the smell — that’s how you know it’s working.My Toddler Is Having a Halloween Identity Crisis
She doesn’t want to be someone other than herself.
This week’s podcast.Rob Kardashian Had a Childhood Crush on His Sister Kim Kardashian, and Now You Know About It Too
It’s 2016, everybody.We May Never Find Out What Happened Between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The two have reportedly entered into “private negotiations.”Why Am I Always Tired?
Don't assume it's a health problem.How Yoga Turns You Superhuman or Just Less Freaked Out About Life
It trains the body, mind, and everything in between.10 Books We’re Reading Right Now
Read with us.All the Street Style From Paris Fashion Week
Wide-leg pants, boot game, Karlie Kloss.Can I Ask My Parents to Pay for Grad School Instead of My Wedding?
It would be a much better use of the money!We’re One Step Closer to Getting a Degree in Beyoncé Studies With New Lemonade Class
Get us a new student loan ASAP.Inside a Design Guru’s Enviable London Home
Rita Konig’s flat is one of the reasons you want to sign up for her workshops, starting October 14, here in New York City.