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Recognising Drag Culture's Social Influences


BBC Three Television have broadcast a feature on the influence of drag queens and their influence on pop culture, make up and fashion.  The station notes "Nowadays, drag performers appear on magazine covers, star in glossy campaigns for fashion brands and sit in prime, front-row positions at fashion week runways around the world.  But it wasn’t always this way.  From influencing celebrity fashion to the make-up we buy online and on the high-street, what changed to make drag fashionable? BBC Three spoke to a fashion designer, a fashion historian and a drag queen to find out."  The station looks at popular music culture icons such as Lady Gaga for their use of drag looks in fashion videos, and the role of the fashion media such as Vogue.  Designers like Brad say "“There's a lot of kids that have reached out to me that are going into college or starting to study and they want to be drag designers"...."“I think it's great that now there's this whole generation that can aspire to be that and have that freedom."

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