We’re late, we’re late to condragulate, we know! We know! Oh dear! But WHAT a picture! WHAT an honor! Vogue went ALL IN on the iconic Mr Charles, with an interview and photo shoot that will go down in HERSTORY as one of the most FAGULOUS of all TIME!
You can read it in its entirety here.
(The takeaway? Ru and Annie Leibovitz quarreling over whether or not he should remove his wig for the pic – he did NOT – and the shocking news that we will actually witness Ru getting into drag onscreen in his upcoming series AJ and the Queen. GASP!)
“In my career, I’ve been able to show certain angles. I’ve been able to paint on a face and edit what I presented,” he explains. “I thought by doing this acting project, I would be exposing myself to the world: the raw, unfiltered self.” He goes on: “But what I found out yesterday was that I was exposing myself to myself. I got to see the parts of me that even I didn’t allow myself to recognize or acknowledge. I had thought, I’m going to be naked to the world. No, I was naked to myself.”
Just get a look though, at the majesty, the power, the spectacle. My goddess.
The issue of Vogue featuring Ru is on sale now.
Costume Designer: Shana Albery.
Costume Construction: Shana Albery.
Creative Producer: Kathryn MacLeod.
(Top photo: Avalon)