SISSY THAT WALK

All the Pictures From Marc Jacobs and RuPaul’s Drag Ball at New York Fashion Week

We’re all born naked and the rest is drag. So it figures that RuPaul put on his best vintage DJ drag, complete with a track suit and boy wig, to host a Drag Ball with former Drag Race judge Marc Jacobs in the middle of New York Fashion Week. While spinning an eclectic mix ranging from freestyle to disco—and, at one point, his own hit “Sissy That Walk”—at the McKittrick Hotel in West Chelsea, RuPaul couldn’t help but jump over the stage barrier every 15 minutes or so to dance with fans. The crowd included Michelle Visage, Bounce musician Big Freedia, and a gaggle of former Drag Race contestants including Detox, Raja, Milk, Dida Ritz, Miss Fame and Violet Chachki, who can all be counted on to make one if not multiple appearances throughout NYFW. A newly single Luann De Lesseps also decided to put drama behind her and held court on the dance floor for much of the night. Of course, the night was a warm-up for all involved for the remainder of the week. RuPaul and her drag children are in town for New York City’s first edition of DragCon this weekend, while Jacobs is preparing for his runway show on Wednesday.

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RuPaul Charles puts on his best boy drag to DJ and co-host Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Marc Jacobs with Drag Race alumni Dida Ritz and Milk at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul boogies with Marc Jacobs’ at their “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Drag Race contestant Detox, a fashion week regular, opts for some shocking purple at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Jodie Harsh, Michelle Visage and contestant and makeup artist Miss Fame at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Violet Chacki and Miss Fame at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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New York club kid Kyle Farmery at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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New York club kid Kyle Farmery at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Detox and a guest at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Drag Race Season One winner Bebe Zahara Benet and a guest at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPauls DJs at the RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Drag Race judge Michelle Visage and Kyle Farmery at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Luann De Lesseps and Miss Fame at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Drag Race Season 7 winner Violet Chacki and Miss Fame at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Violet Chacki and Miss Fame at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul DJs at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Miss Fame at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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Big Freedia and Drag Race Season 3 winner Raja Gemini at RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.

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RuPaul and Marc Jacobs’ “Fashion Does Drag” Ball. Photograph by Matt Bernstein for W Magazine.