For the past seven seasons, Zaldy Goco – known professionally as simply Zaldy – has been creating Ru’s showstopping gowns for RuPaul’s Drag Race. He’s also been designing costumes for Cirque du Soleil, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. This season, he’s returned to fashion with a triumphant Spring/Summer Ready-to-Wear line that style bible WWD deemed “dramatic, yet wearable.”
The designer was informed by air, earth and the “luxury mummy,” the latter an unexpected inspiration. He emphasized that it was “not literal but in the head-to-toe idea of the look.” … There were also hints of disco, as in several tulle scarf dresses that were layered, embroidered and ruffled. They were ready for the stage, but could also work on strong characters like model-musician Jamie Bochert, whom Zaldy chose for his look book.