Andy Warhol: Ladies and Gentlemen Portfolio, 1975.
In 1975. Andy Warhol produced the Limited Edition print portfolio “Ladies and Gentlemen”. The ten models from this series were actually Drag Queens, female impersonators who made a gender illusion.
These girls Andy founded with assistance of his friend Bob Colacello in New York club called The Gilded Grape. In that time they were mostly prostitutes.
Today, Drag Queens are style queens. We see them on red carpets, talk shows, reality shows, music videos. A lot of thighs had been changed in last 40 years. This is my homage to these queens who became a Style Queens….
RuPaul – Mama of all Drag Queens
First Look at RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 – www.rupaul.com
Singer, reality host, has her own cosmetics and perfume line. In line of her successes are duet with sir Elton John (Don’t Go Breaking My Heart), and most recent RuPaul’s Drag Race reality show on USA Logo TV Network, such as new talk show for E! Entertainment Television named Good Work about plastic surgery. Her style is unique and provocative, but always perfect.
Courtney Act – Gender Illusion
Courtney Act – http://courtneyact.com
Australian girl with address in USA. She was finalist of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6. Outstanding sense for fashion make this girl IT-GIRL. But something else is an exceptional about her, not only beauty. She is a singer with her own YouTube talk show – Courtney Talks. Also she performed on stage with Lady Gaga. Her style is feminine and breath taking. Always flawless and interesting, that’s why she is “Drag sweet heart“.
Willam Belli – Girl With Style
Willam Belli at the premiere of Ticked – Off Trannies with Knives – Tribeca Film Festival
This girl knows shoes. Her YouTube video about her shoes has over a million views, but be careful before you click on link, her language is strong. Next to her shoes shopping talent, she is famous for her TV appearance in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4, but also in TV series such as The District, Boston Public, Cold Case, Nip/Tuck, CSI:NY, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and many others. She also has a few music videos of her own on her YouTube Chanel. She is amusing and intelligent with no problem to tell everything what is on her mind. Her style is mostly expensive, but flawless.
Adore Delano – Polish Remover
Adore Delano – http://www.adoredelano.com
Once, someone said about her that she is “not polish enough“. She answered: “I am a polish remover“. This girl has incredible talent for music. Her music videos are perfectly produced, and songs are really good. Next to Courtney Act she was finalist of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6. Millions of views on her music videos show how much we adore her. Her style is strong, unique and striking.
Bianca Del Rio – Hurricane Bianca
Bianca Del Rio – http://thebiancadelrio.com
She is a Hurricane. Notorious for her insult stand up comedy shows she spread waves of healthy humor through “Rolodex of hate“ tour. Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 and conqueror of our hearts. Her glamours style brings a essence on Hollywood style from 1950s and 1960s. Next she will bring us is movie “Hurricane Bianca“, and we can not wait to see it.
Miss Fame – Model Girl
Miss Fame – http://www.missfamenyc.com
Another RuPaul’s Drag Race competitor (Season 7). Her fabulous fashion style makes her outstanding Model Girl. On her web site you can find five fashion books of her own, and it is impossible to tell which one is better.
Raja Gemini – Artist
World famous make-up artist. She is best known for her work on the reality television show America’s Next Top Model serving as the show’s make-up artist for nine cycles. She is also a celebrity make-up artist with respectable client list including Dita von Teese, Pamela Anderson, Paulina Porizkova, Iman, Tyra Banks, Iggy Azalea, and Twiggy. High position in fashion world makes her a ultimate Fashion Girl.
Conchita Wurst – The Voice
2014. Eurovision Song Contest winner, Austrian singer made storm in a teacup with her appearance on stage in Copenhagen. Her voice erased all prejudices, and she won a contest. As she said in the song “she rose like a Phoenix“ and conquered the world. Glamorous appearances on red carpets only confirm how big star she is.
Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 – Legal Alien
Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 – http://www.alaskathunderfuck.com
One more RuPaul girl. The strongest girl in this homage. Strong make-up, strong language, strong mind. She makes real thunder storms where ever she appear. You love her or hate her, but whatever she don’t give a damn.
Pandora Boxx – Miss Congeniality
Pandora Boxx – http://pandoraboxx.com
Based on Entertainment Weekly she is their ”America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Girl with a lot of style and a lot of talent in people entertainment.
In last 40 years a lot of things changed. These girls are stars. They are not frightened to tell and show who they are. In 1975. Andy’s girls posed for him for only 50 bucks, beside other things they had been doing for the same amount of money. Today girls from this homage work real jobs for big money and they are proud of who and what they are, and they deserved it.