The 2018 TIME 100 Gala was held last night in New York City to celebrate Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people. And whether the people were influential or not, the red carpet fashion pulled from a variety of sources. Like Leslie Jones in Christian Siriano, who is giving you Grace Jones after stopping at Studio 54 while thinking,”I wonder what the rent is on this place? Do they pay monthly or yearly? You know what, hand me my coke spoon and purse, I’m leaving to pursue a career in commercial real estate.”
Category is: legend receiving an iconic sidewalk award during a middle of the day ceremony eleganza extravaganza! It’s a mouthful, but hey – it’s a very specific look. Yesterday RuPaul was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the good people at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. If Ru looked at himself in the mirror and commanded “You betta work” before he stepped out onto Hollywood Boulevard, it shows. Mama Ru gave that star a proper reveal by dropping down onto the red carpet and serving poolside diva pose realness, which I believe is the absolute minimum level of drama required for such an event.
Ru was introduced by fellow legend Jane Fonda, because they’re friends, although I’d like to think Ru wanted to choose someone who also believes that reading is fundamental. And joining Ru on the red carpet was a variety of Ru’s best squirrelfriends, like his husband Georges LeBar, Ross Matthews, Candis Cayne, Todrick Hall, his three sisters and his tenth grade teacher. The only person missing was Michelle Visage. No, she didn’t miss the ceremony because she ran late trying to find press-ons that matched Ru’s suit; it’s because she’s in Ireland at the moment.
Here’s more from Ru’s Walk of Fame ceremony. A whole lot of Ru’s legendary status is from the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and I was certain there might be just a teensy bit more drama to the day. Like seeing Ru carried out on a throne made of blonde wigs by four shirtless members of the Pit Crew. I mean really, is that too much to ask?
There has been some major RuPaul’s Drag Race debate drama lately, and I’m not talking about whether it was a mic cord or a popped tuck that made a surprise appearance on last week’s episode (it was totally a cord). RuPaul recently did an interview with The Guardian to promote the upcoming 10th season of RPDR. Unfortunately, Ru said some things about trans women that could be classified as some of the most regrettable stuff to come out of RuPaul’s mouth since Trixie’s Snatch Game impression.
Hollywood decided to wear black at the Golden Globes last Sunday night in silent protest of the industry’s sexual assault problem. But four days later, most Hollywood people at the Critics’ Choice Awards went with color.
Kate Bosworth didn’t wear color, but she did wear a mess. Kate is wearing a dress by Brock Collection, but if I hadn’t been told who made her dress, I’d assume she went into a formal event showroom on a particularly dry day, collected too much static electricity while trying on a bridal gown with her socks on, and accidentally left the store with a child’s christening gown that was stuck to her. The best part is that the fun didn’t end when Kate turned around.
Attention enthusiasts know that the Emmys are a tasteful affair; you’ve got to balance out your ass with some class. Thankfully, Ariel Winter showed everyone last night how to do it. Ariel came in a dress by Steven Khalil featuring not one, but two crotch-high leg slits. Angelina, who? I’m sure her dress was very expensive, so for those of you hoping to find the look for less, I would probably suggest Craigslist the day after the next AVN awards.
Just kidding, Witness already did that!
Page Six notes that drag queen and former DWV member Vicky Vox provided a CVS length of receipts on Tuesday night by claiming on Twitter a certain pop star was Cheap-o the Clown (oddly, that’s not the desired look pictured above!) when it came to her music video budget. According to Vicky, the singer’s team wanted a few drag queens to do a 2-day shoot fo’ free and be paid in “exposure.” But sadly, that doesn’t pay off a good ol’ gaycation.