- Lousianna Purchase is an Austin nightlife staple, having appeared on the TV show Dragula.
- In September, Luiana Purchase appears at a New York fashion show for designer Renacio
- “I like to watch fashion shows on YouTube to relax,” says Louisiana Purchase. “I’m thrilled to think I’ll be able to walk on one of them,” she said.
Austin nightlife denizens already know that Louisiana Purchase is a style icon. Now the professional fashion world will absorb her macabre fantasies in a big way.
The local drag performer is set to walk New York Fashion Week this fall, Louisiana told US politicians. Decorate a certain Sony Hall.
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For Louisiana, you should take a walk in the park (or rather, down the runway). “She likes to watch fashion shows on YouTube to relax,” she says. “I’m thrilled to think I’ll be able to walk on one of them.”
The real-life Louisiana (she uses pronouns in drugs and prefers to use her stage name in public interviews) who lives next door east of Texas moved to Austin in 2011.
She first dipped her feet in drag in 2013 and quickly became one of the queer art form’s most prominent local performers. Her fans know her for her signature macabre sensibility, shaped by her love of monster movies and her old-school style. She was voted the best drag her performer in town in the Austin Chronicle’s annual Best of Austin readers’ poll.
Television got a call in 2019 when Louisiana appeared as a contestant on the horror drug reality show ‘The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula’. She won the competition and became a fan favorite of hers.
Louisiana has since become the first drag queen to land in the lineup for the Austin City Limits Music Festival as part of the 2020 pandemic-era virtual event. When ACL Fest returned in person last year, Louisiana hosted the event’s first drag review, Zilker Park.
Even if this devil doesn’t wear Prada, it’s time to conquer couture in the Big Apple. Louisiana has experience on the fashion show catwalk, and even before she turned on “Dragula,” working with Renacio on an event in Dallas, she says, was a great experience. When Renacio reached out to her about New York Fashion Week in an Instagram DM, she said, “Absolutely.”
She had already planned a few drag shows in New York around the same time as “Dragula” contestant Madeleine Hatter. did.
“I take a full day off,” she says.
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Drugs and fashion have long been intertwined. Over the last few years, drag has seen his artists walk international runways and appear in major fashion magazines, as his form of art has gained recognition (mainly due to the TV show RuPaul’s Drag). race”).
Renacio, the fashion brand of designer Carlos Reyes, will present a collection titled “The myth of Elise and the resilient unicorn” on September 10 during Fashion Week.
Details are scarce for now, but Louisiana says it’s likely to model at least one fantastic look. Let’s go,” she says.
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Like any great model, she’s ready to show off her clothes. It would be great if famed fashion editor Anna Wintour sat front row at the show.
“I hope she’s paying attention,” says Louisiana. “Put me on Vogue.”
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If you can’t make it to New York Fashion Week, you can find Louisiana at Austin’s regular drag shows such as Elysium’s Die Felicia and Swan Dive’s Sad Girls Only. She will also appear as the opening act for Marissa Her Nadler at Empire Her Control Room on July 29 and at The Ballroom on September 1. Keep an eye on Louisiana for Austin Pride weekend as well. Follow instagram.com/louisiannapurchase to see where she’s performing next.