We’re very excited to announce that the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race inspired “LET’S GET TO WERRRK Design Challenge is…….. *drum roll*
CRIMSON KITTY for her Curtain Dress, inspired by the Season Two, Episode one challenge that was won by Morgan McMichaels where the queens had to make an outfit entirely from a set of curtains!
For her win, Kitty will be receiving a $100 gift certificate to Atomic Cosmetics and has earned the first spot in our 2016 Miss Bio-WERRRK online drag pageant! Condragulations Kitty and thank you to everyone who participated!
I think everyone suspected that I would choose the Hello Kitty challenge but the Gone With The Window challenge really resonated with me. As a child growing up in the 80’s, I would always watch old reruns of Bewitched, I Dream Of Jeanie etc. However a TV commercial came one advertising the Best Of Carol Burnett and that is when I saw her saunter in with a pair of curtains and a curtain rod! I was so young but that image and knowing how comedic one can make pop culture was something I learned that day.
What I wanted to do was the exact opposite. Take something from my childhood and do the exact opposite. I started channeling my inner NYC 5th Ave old money ladies as I have worked at a spa in that area and saw a whole other world filled with money, privilege and excess. I would see these ladies always in sunglasses, always with exaggerated eyeliner and a full Chanel suit. It’s so dressed up and together that in a way it is THIER drag. I love the juxtaposition of paying $20 for 4 panels of curtain and transforming it into something luxurious!
~ Crimson Kitty