SASHA VELOUR'S NIGHTGOWNS
Before even taking the crown, Sasha was known as the producer and star of the monthly Brooklyn drag theatre show, Nightgowns, dedicated to exceptional drag performers of all kinds. This year, the show has grown tremendously at National Sawdust in Brooklyn and for the first time, travelled to packed houses in both Los Angeles and London, exposing thousands of fans to forms of drag not seen on TV.
VELOUR: THE DRAG MAGAZINE
Sasha co-founded Velour in 2015, a magazine that celebrates the art of drag through visual art, poetry, and interviews. Now with 3 issues and a collected hardcover book, the magazine has become a staple in the queer art world.
Sasha Performs more than 100 Shows Around the World
Sasha Velour toured all around the world this year with sold-out shows across North America, Australia, the U.K. and South America.
VOGUE hails Sasha Velour as "Fashion Royalty"
"Some of [Sasha's] most memorable looks this season could have been pulled from the runways at Chanel, Margiela, or Prada." - Vogue
Named a "New American Monarch" by NPR
"A lot of people still have the idea that drag goes from one end of the gender spectrum to the other end of the gender spectrum, and they expect drag queens to be masculine out of drag and hyper-feminine in drag. I think that portrays a lot of binary thinking and ultimately a lot of misogyny. I hope people appreciate that drag always has been more about the blurriness of gender rather than these two extremes." - Sasha Velour on NPR, June 2017
Kesha Hails Sasha's Breathtaking Performance of "Praying"
Sasha Velour blew people’s minds on the War on Catwalk Tour in Summer 2017, performing Kesha’s track "Praying" around the country. Kesha took to Twitter to gush over the stunning performance.
DragCon NYC 2017 & "The Reign of Sasha Velour"
Sasha exhibited at DragCon NYC with record-breaking success following her win; The New York Times called her "the convention’s Space Mountain". Her Nightgowns show in honor of DragCon sold out within 10 minutes and Logo produced a mini-documentary discussing her life since the show and how she continues to expand the culture of drag within the mainstream.
Featured in #OUT100
Sasha Velour was named by OUT Magazine one of the most influential LGBTQ people of 2017, the only drag queen to make the list.
Google Enlists Sasha to Create Google Doodle in honor of Marlene Dietrich's Birthday
Sasha introduced new audiences to Marlene Dietrich with her iconic "Snatch Game" impersonation of the German singer and actress. In December 2017, Google enlisted Sasha to create the Google Doodle in honor of Marlene Dietrich's 116th birthday. The artwork appeared on Google's homepage in multiple countries around the world.
Sasha Velour Becomes First RuPaul's Drag Race Winner to Host "Meet the Queens" on VH1
For Drag Race Season 10 "Meet the Queens," Sasha sat down with each contestant, offering an exclusive opportunity to chat with the reigning queen about drag and filming the show.
Sasha Gives a Peek into Her Closet in Logo's "Out of the Closet" series
Sasha Velour gave a peek into her gag-worthy closet, drag design sketchbook and life as the reigning queen of Rupaul's Drag Race.
Sasha reaches 1M Followers on Instagram
In April 2018, Sasha became one of the few drag queens to reach this milestone. She's experienced the fastest follower growth of any RuPaul's Drag Race contestant.
The Debut of 'One Dollar Drags'
Co-directed, produced and written by Velour, "Pirate Jenny” is the first installment of One Dollar Drags, a six-part anthology of short films that celebrates drag in its many forms, with each standalone short filmed in a different genre. Released May 2018.
Drag Superstar Sasha Velour Premieres 'One Dollar Drags' - PAPER
Sasha Velour on the “Queer Fairy Tale” in Her New Film Anthology - Vanity Fair
Sasha Velour's Newest Film Project Celebrates the True Diversity of Drag - them.
Sasha Velour Gives an Intimate Look at the Making of "Pirate Jenny" and Talks Pushing Drag Into New Directions - Teen Vogue
Sasha Velour's Nightgowns takes London & LA for the First Time
Sasha worked hand-in-hand with her favorite collaborators to create three heart-stopping DragCon looks for Spring 2018 in Los Angeles. She also released new pins and t-shirts, a mini collection with Print All Over Me, and a limited preview of the collected Velour book (which sold out immediately).
Sasha designs all of her own books and products with an exacting eye. She is one of the only drag performers in the world who designs their own merchandise.
Sasha Takes Part in Instagram's #RoleModel Pride Campaign
Sasha surprised LGBTQ influencer and advocate, Alok V. Menon as their role model for an inspiring discussion on queer visibility in media.
Sasha Speaks at Teen Vogue Summit 2018
Sasha joined Philip Picardi, Chief Content Officer for Teen Vogue & them. at the 2018 Teen Vogue Summit to talk the politics of drag and empowering young people to vote.
Sasha Headlines Pride Island Festival in NYC
Sasha Velour headlined Pride Island Festival in New York alongside Kylie Minogue, Lizzo and Tove Lo.