More Style Inspiration: Paris is Burning

Some days you wake up feeling like the world is against you. The systems in place are like steel walls around the shining tiara of your dreams. On days like this, look to the Ladies of the 1980’s Harlem Ball scene to return the pep to your step. Pepper LaBeija, Miss Dorian Corey, Anji Xtravaganza… these ladies had everything going against them (gay, black, poor, born male) and yet they Vogued better than Iman and with more spunk than Aggy Deyn. Instead of letting their situations get them down they put on their best stolen Chanel or home made tulle skirts, dripping in sequins, and said look at me world I’m fabulous.

To see it all in full effect watch Paris is Burning, the 1990 documentary by Jennie Livingston

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