Drag Queens Are Sashaying Into The World Of Excessive Style

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RuPaul’s Drag Race alum are pushing the boundaries of vogue.

It’s no shock to see the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race step off the principle stage and sashay into the world of excessive vogue — in spite of everything, the artwork of drag will be knowledgeable by the runways of Paris, London and Milan (and vice versa).

The VH1 actuality collection, which first aired in 2009, has turn into a popular culture phenomenon in recent times, thrusting drag into the mainstream and prompting designers equivalent to Prada, Moschino and Coach to faucet stars of the present (and it’s Canadian and UK spinoffs) for advert campaigns and catwalks. Simply this previous week, season 13 winner Symone and season seven contestant Miss Fame had been in attendance at Paris Style Week, taking within the Spring/Summer time 2022 collections.

In difficult the norms and embracing over-the-top aesthetics, drag queens persistently push the boundaries of vogue, influencing designers and paving a glamorous path ahead for the subsequent technology. It’s solely becoming, then, to mark LGBT2Q+ Historical past Month, a time to replicate on the historical past of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and Two-Spirit folks, and the altering seasons, with a glance again at some the most effective fall vogue campaigns and runway moments that includes the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race.


Drag Race favourites Gigi Goode, a finalist on season 12, and Symone had been dripping in previous Hollywood glamour for Moschino’s Fall/Winter 2021 marketing campaign, photographed by Marcus Mam with Jeremy Scott as artistic director.


Symone — the self-proclaimed “Ebony Enchantress” — was additionally tapped to star in Baja East’s fall 2021 assortment lookbook alongside season 13 contestant Gottmilk, the primary out trans man to compete on Drag Race. The Los Angeles-based luxurious model channeled the ‘90s and classic Versace adverts for the marketing campaign, which noticed the queens don lamé robes and trenches, a cascade flooring size high and velvet flare pants.


Violet Chachki, the winner of the seventh season of Drag Race, starred in Prada’s Fall/Winter 2018 womenswear marketing campaign. The brief film “Neon Dream” additionally featured mannequin Amanda Murphy and actress Sarah Paulson, who transfer by way of the glowing nocturnal panorama of Las Vegas and its well-known Sundown Strip.


British drag queens Bimini Bon-Boulash, runner-up on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, and season two contestant A’Whora walked the runway at London Style Week for unisex label Artwork College’s Autumn/Winter 2021 assortment. “So honoured to be a part of this solid,” Bimini, who sported a leather-based jacket and slashed satin skirt, wrote in an Instagram caption. “It’s out of this world stunning. Artwork faculty are pushing the boundaries in vogue and it’s so fantastic to see. Range, sustainability and scorching as f*ck garments!!”

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