RuPauls Drag Race has come to a close for another season, and although this season may not have been the silliest or the most dramatic; it certainly had some of the most sickening looks as yet!
People have asked why I always wait until the end of the season to pull all my favourite looks and talk about them, and it is primarily because to remember a look. That has to be a part of it right? It may have looked at great at the time, but is it gag worthy? Are they in the same league as Violet, Kim Chi, Courtney Act, or Alaska?
So enjoy the most gag-worthy, sickening, fashion moments at the ball! Enjoy!
1, Oh. My. Gaga!
You can be the most critical of the entrance looks; these girls had time, money, and resources to make sure they look on point.
That is exactly what the above girls did. Valentina looks absolutely stunning with those now-famously stoned gloves and classic beauty. Charlie and Nina had two (or in Nina’s case, three!) fantastically creative outfits. People are still looking about Nina’s two entrance outfits; and that is the stuff reality star legends are made of!
No one could top that classic Gaga doh.
2, White Party Realness
3, Fairytale Princess Eleganza
The Fairytale Princess Eleganza catwalk was the first time Valentina and Charlie stepped away from the fashion pack in my opinion. Contrasting metals and fierce eyeliner a princess makes. They both personify a feeling; Charlie is Princess Side Eye trying to laser off etherial, with slightly vacant, Valentina (or at least, that is what their storyline should have been).
I’m here for a white hair hoe.
4, Naughty Nighties!
Can we please just appreciate Nina Bo’nina Bootylicious Bandana Brown for a minute. Look at her! Her dark, skimpy ‘Naughty Nightie’ was so different from every other look on the runway, and I am obsessed.
Sasha and Farah both went for the rosy pastel palette, although in very different ways. Farah went for the classic Marilyn-Monroe-Better-Davis sex appeal, whereas Sasha Velour looked like a sexy pirate who heard a bang in the night. Both had clear concepts and a drool-worthy colour palette.
5, Faux Fur Fabulous
Now, if you know me, you know I love a costume couture. Mixing and melting fashion and dress-up together leads, in my opinion, some of my favourite moments. Shay looks like she is modelling Moschino‘s latest “Muppet’s in the Power of Love” collection, whereas Sasha has returned to her roots by dressing up as a Russian Nut Cracker.
6, The Night of a Thousand Madonna’s
Super fans may remember that there was a “Night of a Thousand Madonnas” last season which derailed into a hot train-wreck of kimoNO nonsense. These girls were scrutinised, and thank god they paid notice. Although there were a few duplications, the 80’s babe came to play, with Valentina slaying the runway with her bronze Aphrodite self.
Look at her!
7, Big Hair Everywhere
With a category like “Big Hair Everywhere”, no basic bitches wanted. I didn’t want to see no pageant follicles…. And I was disappointed. There was not much to see that we hadn’t seen before. Thank goodness for Sasha’s punk rock badass and Aja’s Tim Burton Queen of Hearts for keeping the crowd entertained by actually thinking of a conceptual head-to-toe look.
Quick question, why did no one have a extra 18th-century camp-tastica?
8, RuPaul Roast
9, Club Kid Couture
Man. Words can not do justice to these fun, silly club kids. Peppermint was fun, on brand, and looked like she had finally woken up to the competition (fashion-wise). Trinity on the other hand is a public television producers wet-dream. Miss Frizzle has shrunk us down to cell level, and we are watching some fabulous disease attack and take over a body.
**10, Makeover Challenge
**They all looked fine(ish)
11, The Gayest Ball Ever
Now, no one rocked all three of their Gayest Ball looks, but these three got through at least two thirds of that runway.
I loved Shay and Sasha’s Unicorn looks: costumes, dress up, black leather moments, we all know I have a type! Personally, I think Trinity’s 80’s Jane Fonda-corn would have been boosted a level if she had gone the whole hog and whipped out the diner girl roller skates!
On the other hand, the Village People challenge was Trinity’s minute. Both Trinity and Shay managed to somehow melt fash-i-on into the Village People?! The yellow glitter lips, that cape and that cop visor doh?!
12, Category Is
All the Queens were dripping in their eleganza for the finale, but most looked like a more expensive version of themselves. These girls however, made me clutch my pearls they looked so good!
Trinity, in the words of the MovieBitches, looked like a fabulous scallop-beetle, and I am desperate to join Shay on that Meryl Streep–Emma Stone bandwagon. Graduation maybe?
So who is the Queen taking home the fashion crown?!
The Winner Is…