The Saintly Queens of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' 9

The ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is here! Reprising on the main stage to compete for a $200,000 grand prize are eight queens from its first season to Season 14: Angeria Paris VanMichaels, Gottmik, Jorgeous, Nina West, Plastique Tiara, Roxxxy Andrews, Shannel and Vanessa Vanjie. However, it wouldn’t be Drag Race without…

So Chic, Very Chic: Trade of the Season

This is So Chic, Very Chic, PAPER’s examination of Bravo’s sprawling cohort of fashion obsessives. From haute couture to TJ Maxx, they’ve literally worn it all. Sometimes they stunt, sometimes they turn the look, and sometimes they burn holes in retinas my ophthalmologist says might never heal Hanging out with gay people can be one…

In the Zone With Amit Rahav

Amit Rahav feels emotions really intensely. When he gets overwhelmed or anxious, the 28-year-old actor can quite literally feel the blood exploding through his veins and rushing to his heart. “It’s sort of like an addiction to insanity,” he tells PAPER. Maybe this is what makes him so good at channeling the dark, heavy roles…

Skepta's Groundbreaking Film 'Tribal Mark' Comes to NYC

British grime MC Skepta is adding filmmaker to his list of accolades. He directed and produced his short film Tribal Mark, a coming-of-age story featuring an almost entirely minority ethnic cast and production team, a first in British Cinema according to a release on the film. The movie acts as an original story for an…

Julia Fox Was Born for TV

Julia Fox’s new TV show, OMG Fashun, is here! Airing on E!, the design competition series follows “a new generation of designers who want to shake up the fashion industry.” How it works is that each episode sees three different fashion “disruptors” creating a look based on thematic and socially topical challenges created by Fox…

Julio Torres Moves Beyond Cinematic Love

Anyone who has been lucky enough to enter the magnanimous mind of Julio Torres can tell you things are a bit different over there. Over the past decade, the comedian, writer and performer has made a name for himself via his singularly surrealist approach to humor, first as the resident avant-gardist on Saturday Night Live’s…

Diarra Kilpatrick Keeps It Pushing

There is a game that Detroiters play upon first meeting, tossing our respective qualifiers back and forth to track the commonalities and differences among us. Are you an eastsider or a westsider? What neighborhood are you from? Where did you go to elementary, middle and most importantly high school? To outsiders, it’s an immature exchange.;…

Hollywood’s Archival Fashion Arms Race

The Oscars have come and gone. Designers were worn and shown off, specifically those of yesteryear. In the current red carpet climate, stylists have grown bold in their archive pulls, or desperate. It depends on who you ask. There’s a fashion war that rages behind the scenes of each awards season that defines most of…

Versace Celebrated the Oscars With Icons Only

To kick off Oscars weekend, Donatella Versace, Alison Loehnis and NET-A-PORTER hosted a very exclusive cocktail party in Los Angeles to celebrate of the brand’s icons in music, film, fashion and television. The party was a continuation of the brand’s Versace Icons events, which have included dinners in New York and Shanghai co-hosted by Donatella…

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