In another year chased by gorgeous couture and fierce faces, we asked seven San Francisco drag queens to share with us their best-loved looks from the past twelve months.
2019 was another banner year for Bay Area drag, the tail end to a decade that saw ups — Juanita MORE!'s 2019 Pride Party raising $115K for the GLBT Historical Society — and downs — Heklina leaving Oasis, flocking south to stay at more time at her Palm Springs home — but, per usual, San Francisco queens turned out jaw-dropping regalia through it all. Styles by one designer, Mr. David, who's dressed etherial icons like Juanita MORE! and Mutha Chucka for decades now, were donned by a number SF drag stars this year, in particular.
From San Francisco’s newest painted lady (Juanita MORE!) to the wildly inventive K-Pop royal herself (Cash Monet), here are seven looks favorited by the SF queens who wore them in 2019.
A glitzy daytime look from Mr. David for Juanita MORE!, which she wore at the 2019 Williams-Sonoma Drag Queen Cook-Off.
A seductive, chic ensemble to dawn while doing your weekly grocery shopping at Trader Joe's, adored by Nicki Jizz.
A traffic-stopping love letter to all things red, a 2019 favorite of Voodonna Black, the dress designed by Mr. David.
Rain or shine, no weather condition is unfit to throw shade from underneath a pale-blue parasol, a particular look Katya Smirnoff-Skyy loved from this year, designed by Mr. David.
Angel-baby-vibes and secure-the-bage realness, served up by none other than Cash Monet.
Between the sky-high headpiece and the opulence around her neck, it's little wonder why this Pat N' Leather-designed denim look is one of Baby-Shaques Munro's favorites.
Paris Is Burning, but make it fashion — which is exactly what Emperor Terrill Grimes did, dressed in couture by Drew Anthony-Ryan.
Image: Courtesy of Juanita MORE!