It takes a village to dress a drag queen. Behind every fierce drag queen there’s an even fiercer queen helping her to look her best.
For years Steven Perfidia Kirkham has styled wigs for some of Broadway’s biggest shows and many of your favorite drag queens and entertainers. Steven created the unusual hair flip for Amy Sedaris’ character Jerri Blank on the second season of Strangers with Candy and he also created the new look for Chairry and Ms. Yvonne on the Broadway production of Pee Wee’s Playhouse.
Today Perfidia, wig stylist to the stars, joins us to talk about all the glorious big wigs from Lady Bunny to RuPaul, and what it was like in the Wigstock and Club Kid scenes of the 90s.
➤ His friendship with Exotica Princess Yma Sumac.
➤ Who was Moi Rene and Miss Honey?
➤ The early years of RuPaul and Dee-Lite.
➤ And why all drag queens eventually have to come to terms with being a drag queen.
Originally posted on 04.30.13
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