marc jacobs is joining ‘rupaul’s drag race’

Gentlemen, start your engines! Jacobs will judge hopefuls on their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent for the hit series’ forthcoming season.

by Emily Manning
18 February 2016, 7:05pm

Image via @AlexanderFury

Earlier this year, Marc Jacobs cast RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Milk -- otherwise known as Dan Donigan -- for a coveted spot in his super star-studded spring/summer 16 campaign. "His unique, artistic drag sensibility reminded me so much of the amazing drag characters of my club days at The Pyramid, Copacabana and other New York haunts I used to frequent," Jacobs wrote on Instagram. According to People, Jacobs will now get back in the saddle and join RuPaul on her noble quest to discover America's next drag superstar.

"Marc Jacobs is judging on season 8 of drag raaaaaace!!!" the clearly elated writer Alexander Fury posted on Instagram this afternoon, accompanied by an image of the designer serving some winter weather realness. The news arrives just hours before Jacobs' fall/winter 16 show closes New York Fashion Week at the Park Avenue Armory this evening. Might he be accompanied by Milk, Ru, or another alum (Michelle Visage where you at, boo)?

If he does judge, Jacobs will enter the amazing ranks of those who've passed through the Interior Illusions Lounge to watch Ru's queens lip sync for their lives. Jacobs will reportedly be joined for season eight by Gigi Hadid, Debbie Harry, and both David and Amy Sedaris (already DVRing that one). Ariana Grande and John Waters stopped by last season.

Condragulations, Marc! But remember: "don't fuck it up."


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