To coincide with the kickoff of New York Fashion Week, W Magazine has released a video companion for the incredible collaboration between former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Carmen Carrera and fashion photographer Steven Meisel.
In an essay paired with the print spread, Carrera talked about the difficulties people have with dating transgender women and why the show triggered her transition. In the video above, she’s trading in her words for true Showgirl glamour and serving some serious fish all over Times Square. Watch in awe as this legendary Queen goes from high-class princess to “the fashion world’s favorite burlesque personality” in two minutes flat.
One word: Iconic.