The jury’s out: Fans are loving the first episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 12. Even previous winners Bob the Drag Queen and Sasha Velour said in “The Pit Stop” it was a pretty solid start for the new season.
For episode one, only seven out of 14 queens were introduced. Host RuPaul Charles said the other half will come in on the second episode, premiering this Friday (Mar. 6). The queens’ first challenges were a spring/fall fashion show (similar to the one in season seven) and a rap performance guest-judged by Nicki Minaj. Meanwhile, the first runway category was anything sparkly.
If you haven’t seen the episode yet, we’re not going to spoil anything about the elimination. Instead, we’re going to talk about the fashion trends that popped up in the episode. This includes outfits from their entrance, the spring/fall fashion show, rap performance and the final runway.
Pink animal print
Both Heidi N Closet and Crystal Methyd wore pink animal-print outfits in this episode. First, Heidi entered the werk room in a tiger-striped blazer and skirt outfit. She also hilariously called it “leprosy print” because she thought it was a leopard print. #dead
Speaking of leopard print, Crystal wore a hot pink jumpsuit paired with bright green boots, sky blue hair and chunky necklaces.
There’s no Royal Wedding, but some queens did wear fascinators when they entered the werk room. Brita wore a cheetah print one with a pink feather detail, while Nicky Doll wore a red and black fascinator with a thin feather sticking out.
We don’t know why Gigi Goode loved wearing helmets in this episode, but we’re not complaining. The first one was a multi-colored helmet to go with her pastel motorcycle suit during the spring/fall show.
The second was a black glittery helmet to go with her green pantsuit during the final runway.
Whether it’s Jackie Cox’s poofy sleeves for her entrance look or several of Widow Von’Du’s exaggerated shoulder details, it was clear that these queens went for the power woman look by adding shoulder pads to their outfits.