Sasha Velour (b.1987) is a gender-fluid drag queen who lives in New York.
Velour won season 9 of the Emmy-winning reality TV competition, Rupaul's Drag Race which was nominated for an additional 8 Emmys that same year.
She produces and stars in the drag show “Nightgowns," which has been called “[the] thinking queens drag show” (Time Out NY) and “a signature blend of thoughtful, politically-charged, emotional drag” (NEXT Magazine).
She is also the creative force behind Velour: The Drag Magazine, a yearly publication about drag artists that has been called “unmistakably thoughtful…[with an] edgy, demure, and exacting aesthetic” (Bushwick Daily).
Velour designs all of her own merchandise and products. Her illustration and comics have been published in QU33R, Posture, Cicada, InkBRICK, Suspect Device, and Comics Workbook Magazine. She recently created a Google Doodle of Marlene Dietrich.
"Avant garde runway looks, highbrow humor, and [an] in-depth knowledge of LGBT history." — The Guardian
"There’s avant-garde, and then there’s Sasha Velour" — Vanity Fair
"Some of her most memorable looks [on Season 9] could have been pulled from the runways at Chanel, Margiela, or Prada" — Vogue
"[Her] smarts...will serve her well now that she's free to expand her vision beyond the show." — W
"Endlessly visionary.... a drag genius." — Vulture.com
“An up-and-coming fireball of talent.” — Alright Darling
“New York’s Drag Queen Wunderkind…Classifying Sasha’s style of drag is an impossible feat.” — Grizzly Kiki
"An artist in every sense of the word." — Thotyssey