STYLE EVOLUTION

Violet Chachki’s Best Fashion Moments are a Masterclass in Modern Pin-up Style

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The RuPaul’s Drag Race industrial complex has now crowned 28 winners across the globe, but none has managed to use the platform and truly infiltrate the world of fashion like Violet Chachki. The winner of American Drag Race season 7 wowed the judges with her in-depth knowledge of fashion history on the runway—then promptly applied it to becoming a front-row regular at major fashion weeks. Chachki is not only one of the few people to walk the Met Gala red carpet in full drag and the runway for Moschino, but she’s also starred in a campaign film for Prada alongside Sarah Paulson. But despite serving as a muse for several houses, she’s never lost track of her own personal drag style, which incorporates elements of burlesque, Betty Page-style pinup, and classic glamour with a modern edge. Ahead of Chachki's 29th birthday, take a look back at some of her best fashion moments in the front row, red carpet, and beyond. What else would you expect from a queen who wowed on her very first runway with her now-legendary plaid jumpsuit reveal?

2019: Vivienne Westwood Show
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Violet Chachki attends the Andreas Kronthaler For Vivienne Westwood Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2019 in Paris, France.

2019: Miu Miu Show
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Violet Chachki attends the Miu Miu Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 01, 2019 in Paris, France.

2019: Jean Paul Gaultier Show
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Violet Chachki attends the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 03, 2019 in Paris, France.

2019: The Met Gala
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Violet Chachki, wearing Margiela, attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City.

2018: Street Style
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Violet Chachki, wearing a black dress, a seethrough trench coat, black heels and black gloves, is seen before the Mugler show on September 26, 2018 in Paris, France.

2018: amfAR Gala
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Violet Chachki is seen during the cocktail reception of amfAR Gala at La Permanente on September 22, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

2018: Prada Show
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Violet Chachki attends Prada Spring/Summer 2019 Womenswear Fashion Show on September 20, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

2018: Vogue Foundation Dinner
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Violet Chachki attends the Vogue Foundation Dinner Photocall as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018-2019 at Musee Galliera on July 3, 2018 in Paris, France.

2018: Prada Show
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Violet Chachki attends Prada F/W 18 Men's Fashion Show on January 14, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

2018: Von Magazine Launch
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Violet Chachki attends the LA Launch of Ellen Von Unwerth's Von Magazine. Hosted by Taz Saunders, Bryona Ashly, Nikhil Ra and Los Angela at a private residence on April 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

2017: DragCon
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Violet Chachki attends the 3rd Annual RuPaul's DragCon at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

2016: Drag Race Season 8 Finale
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Violet Chachki attends the Finale of Logo's "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 at The Orpheum Theatre on May 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

2016: Marc Jacobs Show
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Violet Chachki, with Miss Fame, attends the Marc Jacobs Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on February 18, 2016 in New York City.

2015: Out 100 Celebration
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Violet Chachki attends the 2015 OUT 100 Celebration at Guastavino's on November 11, 2015 in New York City.

2015: Jeremy Scott Show
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Violet Chachki, with Jeremy Scott and Miss Fame, poses backstage before the Jeremy Scott show at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station as part of 'NYFW The Shows' Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 14, 2015 in New York City.

2015: Miu Miu Event
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Violet Chachki, alongside Miss Fame, attends the Miu Miu Club at Palais d'Iena on July 4, 2015 in Paris, France.

2015: Logo’s Trailblazers Honors
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Violet Chachki attends Logo TV's "Trailblazers" at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 25, 2015 in New York City.

2015: Drag Race Event
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Violet Chachki attends the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 7 New York premiere at Queen of the Night/Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel on February 23, 2015 in New York City.

2015: Drag Race Season 7 Premiere
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Violet Chachki attends the premiere of Logo TV's 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 7 at The Mayan on February 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.