Justin Bieber has shaved off his mustache. We assume it was shaved and not removed in some other manner. Either way, it’s gone.
Shining for such a brief moment at New York Fashion Week after days of growing it, the 19-year-old apparently had second thoughts about his baby fuzz and got rid.
Rocking up to the Y-3 Spring/ Summer 2014 runway show at New York Fashion Week on Sunday, the teen star sent presses into overdrive when he publicly debuted his gossamer mustache and a glossy update on his hairstyle of yore —“The Bieber.”
Bringing back memories of his heyday hair flip, many a Beliebers’ heart was set aflutter.
Appropriately dressed in a Y-3 black top with signature collar, leather pants (of course), white high tops, huge sunglasses and a poker face Lady Gaga would approve of, Fug Girls reported most of the focus in the front row Justin occupied centered on True Blood’s Joe Manganiello — which is all kinds of wrong.
Over at The Sun and in other quarters there was much guffawing over the “Beauty and A Beat” star’s burgeoning mustache. We believe one of the words used was “creepy.”
But we looked at the Bieb’s now-culled man-fluff too and we didn’t need to squint to see it. Yes, it was faint and clearly wouldn’t have troubled the Guinness Book of World Records, but it was there for a short time and it was rather shapely. Even The Cut said the “mustache held its own on the red carpet.”
After the show, the Canadian superstar hotfooted it backstage to fist-bump with Y-3 designer, the ever-stylish Yohji Yamamoto.
Bieber then took his throwback hair and soon-to-be-shaved ‘stache to Opening Show’s stunning debut catwalk collection, where even RiRi’s “Ghetto Goth” get-up and Miguel’s inexplicable denim shorts over pants combo were outdone by a 20-strong fleet of prestige cars and a line-up of Amazons.
More casual this time, Justin wore a white sweater, two chains, leather pants and a hat, to sit front row with his buddies including a girl resembling ex-girlfriend Jacque Pyles.
Before his fashion rounds, the teen idol dropped in on friend Pastor Carl Lentz at Hillsong Church for a Sunday morning service, after which he tweeted “I broke down today” then thanked the unconventional pastor for an “amazing sermon.”
Bieber pictured with Pastor Carl Lentz on Sunday, September 8 via Instagram.
On Monday, September 9, the singer was spotted dining at the Serafina restaurant with his good friend Sean Kingston before capping the night at the Meatpacking District’s Griffin nightclub.
The star took the time to pose for pictures and sign autographs outside the restaurant for a group of around 30 female, screaming, crying fans some of whom reportedly trailed Justin in NYC for hours to catch a glimpse of him.
Cut off before its not-quite-prime, the Bieb’s mustache is no more.
For those who may have taken a shine to it, E! Online have a photoshop of what the singer would have looked like if nature had run its course. Sort of.