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RuPaul Works the Emmys Red Carpet in a Standout Suit (But Of Course)

Christian Allaire
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RuPaul Works the Emmys Red Carpet in a Standout Suit (But Of Course)

The incredible RuPaul, host of The Drag Race stepped out on the Emmy Awards red carpet in Calvin Klein 205W39NYC.

One might expect RuPaul—the legendary drag queen and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race—to constantly show up on red carpets wearing the dazzling gowns and creations he wears on his hit series. But off screen, he often veers toward executive realness instead, favoring smart tailored suits that are sleek, but undeniably glam, too. Tonight, at the 70th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, he continued his usual fashion message, where he sashay-shantayed down the step and repeat wearing an unexpected take on men’s suiting.

RuPaul, whose show is nominated for Outstanding Reality Competition Series tonight, wore a white double-breasted suit by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC for the event. Adding a dash of fashion flavor, the suit was embellished with a Warhol-esque print of the Statue of Liberty—a fitting nod to his roots in the city, where he reached icon status by playing its nightclub scene. He continued the ensemble’s all-white scheme with a classic button-up shirt and added a pop of color via Calvin’s pointy-toe, tangerine orange Western boots, which had a slight Cuban heel that was just right. Elegant details, such as a black clutch and cocktail ring, gave the ensemble an overall evening feel. If this red carpet was a challenge on his show? RuPaul would clearly win.

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