At Manila’s Rainbow Ball, Voguing Holds a Special Meaning

Dips, duckwalks, and drops were on full display at this year’s Rainbow Ball in Manila, Philippines. Now in its second year running, the Pride Month event brought local and international ballroom performers alike to the Ayala Malls Circuit on June 11. Hosted by House of Mizrahi, a well-known voguing house in the Philippines, the ball … Read more

A History of Men’s Makeup in 6 Mesmerizing Looks

“We think of men wearing makeup and embracing femininity as a modern concept, but it’s been happening for hundreds of thousands of years,” says makeup artist Darian Darling. Throughout her career, Darling has channeled her encyclopedic knowledge of beauty history into bold, directional looks that defy conventional ideas of gender and, in turn, celebrate the … Read more

At Nepal’s Pride Parade, A Unique Vision of Queer Resistance

On Saturday, after a two-year, COVID-induced hiatus, members of the Nepali queer community and their allies took to the streets of Kathmandu for the Nepal Pride Parade—celebrating their hard-earned wins over the past decade, and looking to the future of LGBTQ+ rights within the landlocked Himalayan country.  On hand to witness it was the Nepali … Read more

A Closer Look at Ruth Negga’s Effortlessly Glamorous Tony Awards Look

Ruth Negga has spent the past few months playing the tormented Lady Macbeth in the Longacre Theatre’s production of Macbeth, on Broadway in New York. Acting alongside Daniel Craig as the Scottish King, the star tells Vogue her favorite part about being in the iconic play has been hanging out with her fellow castmates behind … Read more

Carmen Monoxide Is the Fashion “Queerdo” Who Shaped Guatemala’s Drag Scene

Five days a week, you’ll find drag queen and self-described “Queerdo” Carmen Monoxide performing in packed venues in Mexico City. She’ll often be wearing sexy pink bodysuits with cutouts, or more futuristic patent leather harnesses. “It’s Pride [Month] right now, so this is our busiest season,” Monoxide tells Vogue, adding that there’s a burgeoning drag … Read more

In Las Vegas, a Search for the Next Great Stars of K-Pop

For 18-year-old La’Mmaria Walker, it was BTS’s “DNA”—the single’s exuberant mix of whistling and guitar strums—that made her a K-pop fan four years ago, when she was in the eighth grade. She didn’t understand the Korean lyrics, but it didn’t matter: “You feel their emotions,” Walker tells Vogue.“That’s what K-pop is for me.” In the … Read more

Big Menswear Energy: Marine Serre to Debut at Paris Men’s Week, Plus the Return of Comme des Garçons and Junya Watanabe

Tuesday, June 21 is a buffer between the all-digital day in Milan for those who are commuting to the French capital. Woolmark Prize finalist Egonlab and the LVMH Prize long-listed Bluemarble are both live on the schedule today. Wednesday, June 22 opens with Bianca Saunders at 10 am and ends with Y/Project at 8 pm. … Read more

The Blonde Leading the Blonde: An Oral History of ‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion’

Lisa Kudrow: Going to a read-through or into a rehearsal was always so exciting because I’d see all of the people who were signing on: “Ooh, Alan Cumming decided to join? He was so great in Circle of Friends! And Janeane Garofalo? I mean, come on!” Camryn Manheim booked her breakout role in The Practice … Read more

Dressing for a Hotter Planet: In the Philippines, Designers Are Creating Compelling Alternatives to Fast Fashion

For Mariton Villanueva, founding Himaya meant creating a brand that acts as a complete antithesis of fast fashion. Though it was officially founded in 2019, with Villanueva’s college capstone project serving as the brand’s first collection, Himaya really has its roots in Villanueva’s childhood, when she would visit her extended family’s clothing factories. There, she … Read more