What I Wear to Work: Who wears san­dals with a suit? RuPaul, of course

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55, host, Gay for Play and RuPaul’s Drag Race,

Tell me about your new show, Gay for Play, on Logo TV.

It’s a game show in the tra­di­tion of ’70s hits like Match Game and Hol­ly­wood Squares, where con­tes­tants rely on celebri­ties to help them an­swer pop trivia ques­tions. It has this fun, ir­rev­er­ent, cheeky vibe that’s also a bit of a throw­back.

How do you dress for it? Well, I love colors. I love to tickle my­self. The way I’m able to main­tain my san­ity is to in­fuse my life with color and laugh­ter and joy. MOODS OF NOR­WAY Would you say your style is dif­fer­ent for work vs. ev­ery­day life? I don’t have those kinds of bound­aries. I can get away with wear­ing any­thing I want. Do you have a strat­egy for plan­ning out­fits? I rarely wear jeans and a T-shirt to go out­side. It’s eas­ier for me to throw on a suit with the jacket, the pants, and the shirt be­cause in­evitably—in Hol­ly­wood or at the air­port or any­where, re­ally—some­body is go­ing to ask for a pic­ture. Of course. It’s a busi­ness, and when you live a brand, you have to pro­tect it. I want to ap­pear as RuPaul, the star. GUCCI And your shirt un­der­neath? KLEIN EP­STEIN & PARKER Is your jacket fuch­sia? It’s fuch­sia with pur­ple, and it’s got cran­berry in there with or­ange. This is a ba­sic black shirt with a lit­tle bit of stretch in it. That’s so im­por­tant to me— that I feel like I can move in what I’m wear­ing. MOODS OF NOR­WAY Your pants show off your san­dals per­fectly. I love putting san­dals with a suit. I love hav­ing a sil­hou­ette that’s clas­sic, but play­ing with pat­terns and fab­ric and then throw­ing on some san­dals. I live in Cal­i­for­nia, so it works!

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