BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was not on hand Monday for teammate Matt Light’s retirement ceremony at Gillette Stadium, and now we have an idea as to why. Brady may have been in a salon, telling the stylist, “Give me the fauxhawk!”

Brady showed off his new ‘do on Monday night at The Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. His wife, Gisele Bundchen accompanied, him, wearing a much less-flashy hairstyle.

tom brady1 Tom Brady Debuts New Fauxhawk Hairstyle With Gisele Bundchen At Art Event

Tom Brady (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Brady, 34, has seen his hairstyle as the topic of conversation several times over the past few years. He grew a moptop look a few years back, a style that earned him a mention from a rapping Justin Bieber.

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That shaggy look developed into a full-on mane in the 2010 season. It became news, then, when Brady chopped it off. It even was deemed worthy of its own obituary on The Boston Globe’s website.

“Tom Brady’s long hair passed away on Monday after brief but controversial life widely chronicled in gossip columns and the sports press. It was 2 years old,” the obituary read.

Fortunately for those gossip columns, there’s a new fauxhawk to discuss.

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The hairdo is Brady’s second time in the style section this week, as he and Wes Welker posed together for a picture at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Brady and Bundchen were among the many stars at Monday’s event. The list included Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Rihanna, Jessica Biel, Heidi Klum, Scarlett Johansson, Cameron Diaz, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. Brady was not the lone quarterback in attendance, too, as newest Jets backup QB Tim Tebow donned a tuxedo for the event.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who earlier spoke at Light’s retirement ceremony in Foxborough, was also at the event Monday night.

A fan asked Welker to comment on his buddy’s new hairdo via Twitter.

“He’s just a big fan of Adam Lambert!” Welker tweeted.

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