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Latex news: does YSL AW20 reminds you of Club Kids too? or is it just me?

Honestly, I don’t know about you, but Saint Laurent Autumn/Winter 20 collection tastes like BDSM, Club Kids, and women empowerment… mixed with some tartan.

SAINT LAURENT AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Which bring me to something else… do you know who the Club Kids are?

In short, the Club Kids were a bunch of dance club personalities, famous for their flamboyant behavior and outrageous costumes. Established in New York City in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Limelight (now the Avalon, at 6th and 21st) became the homebase of these club-goers.

But really, Club Kids were so much more than that.

In the 90s, the club kids changed drags forever. They had influence on every type of drag, beauty drag, pageant drag, it all felt the legacy of the club kids. (...) It was an underground party culture that really pushed the boundaries of queer aesthetics. It didn't just shift drag, it shifted fashion!

Sasha Velour

MICHAEL LAVINE CLUB KIDS AT LIMELIGHT, 1992. (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT) JULIE JEWELS, WALTPAPER, DJ KEOKI, SACRED BOY, BJÖRK, LIL KENI, KEDA, REIGN VOLTAIRE. COPYRIGHT MICHAEL LAVINE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

On one of the episodes of “Drag Race” season 9, RuPaul challenged his girls to create a Club Kid runway look, and Sasha Velour (I LOVE YOU SASHA VELOUR!!!) and Shea Couleé took the opportunity to highlight the importance of the movement to their fellow queens.

I thought I would share this clip 🙂

Also did you know that RuPaul Drag Race is available on Netflix? Just sayin’. And you’re welcome 🙂