Singing legend Judy Collins debuts chic new hairstyle at list party for husband Louis Nelson, creator of Korean War Memorial

House Celebrity Singing legend Judy Collins is launching a chic new hairstyle on a list…

Yes, it finally happened.

As I told you two weeks ago, famous singer Judy Collins debuted her first new hairstyle in many decades. The 83-year-old with hits like ‘Send in the Clowns’ and ‘Both Sides Now’ showed off her chic cropped haircut Tuesday night at a cocktail party for graphic designer husband Lewis.

Nelson, designer of the War Memorial of Korea in Washington DC, has just published a book about the experience and his life, titled “Mosaic.So Paige Peterson, Grand Dean of Central Park West, invited her loved ones to celebrate Nelson’s outstanding achievement. On July 27 in DC, the memorial will be rededicated as it now includes the thousands of American soldiers who died in Korea.

There were many surprises at the rally. Judy showed off the haircut, replacing a wig she wore for two years after losing hair during a virus. (Not the virus.) She was famous for her long locks. Ironically, one of the guests – legendary photographer Harry Benson – arrived with a 1970s portrait of Judy from his archives that he had specially printed and framed for her.

Other guests included “Law & Order” and “MIami Vice” writer David Black, “All My Children” actress Jennifer Bassey, famed Hollywood manager and Broadway producer Stevie Phillips (“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”), George Michael’s biographer James Gavin, and a dozen other friends who had the rare chance to hear Judy – dressed in an embellished cropped black jacket and tight black pants – sing a cappella, and I might add, beautifully. The Voice is still there, maybe even more!

PS Judy is still performing. But she also has an exceptionally beautiful new album called “Spellbound” that better make it to the Grammys short list this fall for Traditional Pop or Folk Album. It’s a total winner!


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