She might like to give us fright-night realness, but RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sharon Needle can also deliver high glamour. In the latest issue of British fashion magazine IDOL, Needles summoned the kind of dramatic flair and pizzazz that wouldn’t be out of place in Vogue or Elle. “Her innate ability to showcase her lithe, androgynous body to full advantage gives Sharon an enviable feline grace,” says ICON editor Ryan Davis, who styled the shoot for photographer Eli Schmidt.
Speaking of showcasing her body, Needles was even convinced to go sans frock in a few tasteful nude shots. “The shoot was spontaneous—just marvelous. Eli and his camera coaxed me into doing what I’d never planned to do. I took it all off… with a little strategic positioning, of course,” she confesses.
If going commando doesn’t suit you, check out Sharon’s store on September 18, when she launches a select line of devilish underwear featuring a pentagram on the rear and an inverted cross on the crotch. Made by American Apparel the undies are available for both sexes and come in black or “yesterday’s white.”
“I prefer black underwear, but those who purchase yesterday’s white definitely tell the truth,” says the Queen of Halloween.
Photos: Eli Schmidt for IDOL Magazine, styled by Ryan Davis