From taking their runway to Disneyland to a Whoopi Goldberg appearance, Opening Ceremony is making Fashion Week a lot more fun. Now, for Spring 2019, drag superstar — and season nine RuPaul’s Drag Race winner — Sasha Velour will be taking over the runway.
So excited to announce I'm collaborating with @openingceremony for their New York Fashion Week showcase on September 9! "The Gift of Showz" will be a celebration of the art (and fashion) of drag, featuring appearances and performances from special guests (youâre gonna flip!!), and the debut of Opening Ceremony's Spring 2019 Collection. Stay tuned for video and photos galore, plus many more surprises! Special thanks to @mercedesbenz #wewonder initiative, and to @humberto and @carollim for trusting me with this brilliant idea! (P.S This poster is an epic collab that features @johnny.velourâs hand, @ajjordanphotoâs photo, and my photoshop ???)
Velour will be teaming up with the label to create a “live spectacle celebrating the art of drag,” as they showcase Opening Ceremony’s new collection. There will be surprise special guests (we can’t wait!) and performances during the Sunday, September 9, show. If the bright pink and yellow color combination in Velour’s Instagram video tells us anything, it’s going to be a very, very fun show.
This is Velour’s first high-fashion collaboration, though she’s stayed busy since winning RuPaul’s Drag Race with her drag show “Nightgowns” and an annual publication called Velour: The Drag Magazine that tells the story of drag artists through visual art, poetry and interviews.
So excited to announce I'm collaborating with @openingceremony for their NYFW showcase! "The Gift of Showz" is a celebration of the art (and fashion) of drag, feat. appearances + performances from special guests (youâre gonna flip!), and the debut of OC's Spring 2019 Collection! pic.twitter.com/qwzu6AzBXX
— Sasha Velour (@sasha_velour) August 29, 2018
The fabulous energy of Sasha Velour is just what New York Fashion Week needs.