Inspired by the sophistication and class of Diana Ross, the edge and boldness of Grace Jones, the sass and ferocity of Beyoncé and her own trademark “savage beauty,” Bebe Zahara Benet has been turning heads in the drag community and fashion industry for nearly two decades.
Bebe’s first introduction to the drag art form was at a Paris fashion show, where she was asked to put on a costume to walk the runway as a female at the last second when another model failed to show up. Bebe’s keen sense of style and flair for drama has kept her ahead of the curve as a drag entertainer and she prides herself on pushing the limits of fashion at every turn.
Although Bebe is best known for bold uses of animal print and her breathtaking gowns, her style is a crash collision of sensibilities. She is as comfortable in a catsuit as she is in an avant garde piece of art and crafts many of her stage looks by hand.
Check out Bebe’s style evolution, from a savage beauty and beyond.