Get runway-ready with Violet Chachki
Drag Race alum Violet Chachki has delivered another instalment in her series Runway Rewind. Add this to your list of things you didn’t know that you needed until you saw it. It’s genius.
Nine episodes have been released so far, the first four feature the comedic stylings of fellow Drag Race superstar, Katya. Then, Violet was joined by RPDR All-Star Naomi Smalls. This latest episodes features the fashion-forward Kim Chi.
The format is relatively straightforward – it’s basically, Violet and guest reacting to vintage fashion shows – but it really works.
The first two episodes focused on fashion in the 90s – Episode 1 was Chanel’s AW91 show, and Episode 2 was Todd Oldham’s SS95 show. Episode 3 takes us to John Galliano’s SS04 collection for Dior. Episode 4 gives us Gucci SS97, with Tom Ford at the helm.
Episode 5 takes us to the 2003 edition of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show – a style inspiration close to Naomi’s heart. While Episode 6 gives us the drama of Mugler SS92.
Episode 7 brought us SS91 from Dolce & Gabbana. Episode 8 saw Violet and Kim Chi turn their attention to SS08 when Marc Jacobs was designing for Louis Vuitton.
In Episode 9, Violet and Kim take a look at the stunning SS18 show from Guo Pei.
These runway reviews are an interesting glimpse back at the fashions and the different energy of shows from earlier eras compared to what we see today. It’s also a total super-model fest. – Linda, Naomi, Kate, Tyra – it’s pretty cool to see them in action, all working the runway.
Violet and her guests clearly know their stuff when it comes to fashion and style, and we could happily watch them reacting to and critiquing fashion from any era.
If there’s a CrowdFunding campaign to get Violet and her team live-reporting from the major Fashion Week events around the world, then that’s a cause we’re happy to contribute to.