An exclusive interview with Bob the Drag Queen's purse
Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race created a few new legends for us to sop up and argue over. Kim Chi, Naomi, ChiChi (hey girl!) and Bob make up my personal set. However, a 13th queen snuck in who is on everyone’s lips and won the coveted catch phrase crown. We snagged the one and only interview with Bob the Drag Queen’s #pursefirst purse. She has a lot to say for a bag. A big thank you goes out to Bob the Drag Queen for translating.
Purse, do you have a name? My name is Purse Purse Imfurst. I’m named after Mimi Imfurst.
How old are you exactly? I was born on the set of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 on the very first episode. That was somewhere around the 4th of July. Technically I’m a child star.
A child star, that says a lot about you. Do you consider yourself a millennial as well? I don’t think I am. As you can see, my style is very old lady. My aesthetic is very vintage. Young kids these days love walking in Purse First and acting older than they actually are.
So you think you’re above it? I’m above it.
Did you see Anna Kendrick doing Purse First at the Met Gala? How did you feel about that? Yeah, I mean, Purse First has taken on a life of its own. Bob started doing it as a bit of a joke and the girls thought it was funny and then everyone else started saying it. …
We are very excited to be able to tell you all about this party for Swiss fashion designer Julian Zigerli’s SS16 Collection, which he’s titled “White Rabbit.” The collection “takes inspiration from the duality of Japanese culture, combining light and dark, cute and twisted. The prints featured in “White Rabbit” resulted from an encounter between Zigerli and Japanese illustrator Seitaro Ito, the visionary behind foxy illustrations.” Julian’s clothes are always very playful, bright and fun to wear. If you’re not afraid of a bold print he’s your man. The launch party is RSVP only, so do that before it fills up. The party will feature a DJ set by Casey Spooner and “dancers wearing the sexiest/cutest swim briefs you’ve ever seen!” It’s hosted by another GAYLETTER favorite, the shop Elkel at Public Factory. Long live fayshun!
The Russian Artist walked the show and took some photographs
Remember those photos of pre-Titanic Leonardo Dicaprio when he was a full-on twink? You know the one of him snuggling a ‘kiss me’ inflatable whilst teasing us with his perfectly shaped eyebrows? Well, we have Bruce Weber to thank for those gems. And there are so many more reasons to love the American photographer. He refuses to shoot real fur, dismissed Cindy Crawford for being a bitch on set and gave us the only good thing to ever come from Abercrombie & Fitch — their homoerotic advertising campaigns and catalogs, duh! Weber is well known for his appreciation of the male form, but also for his impact on fashion photography. His work is simple, almost exclusively black and white photography and exudes a distinct wholesomeness to it regardless of whether he is shooting supermodels or super cute dogs (or shirtless men).
Bruce Weber photography at Agnes B. opening on February 16, 6:00-8:00PM will feature seventy of Weber’s photographs from an early collaboration with the French designer, celebrating the fashion brand’s fortieth anniversary. The exhibition launches tonight at Howard Street, New York’s original Agnes B. store. If you do decide to go, make sure you coordinate with the photography — black and white only — because everybody knows themes are important, and that monochrome is fly as fuck, okkkk?
FREE, 6:00-8:00PM, agnès b. 50 Howard St. NY, NY. …
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