Violet Chachki Serves Parisian Glam for 2019 Calendar

Violet Chachki Serves Parisian Glam for 2019 Calendar

Drag star and fashion darling Violet Chachki has transformed herself yet again. This time, she morphs into a Parisian burlesque glamazon under the lens of renowned photographer Ellen von Unwerth (who has shot a number of iconic portraits for PAPER over the years, capturing everyone from Alek Wek to Halsey).

The collaboration has yielded a 2019 calendar and accompanying poster collection, which was launched last week, just in time for the holidays. The project, which was shot in Paris, "follows Violet through a decadent burlesque-themed world." With that theme in mind, from month to month, Chachki becomes different versions of Miss: Miss SuperFly, Miss HippityHop, Miss Sissy, and other iterations, all while wearing a number of high-fashion looks.

"I've been a fan of Ellen's work for a long time, so its a dream that we finally get to work together," Violet tells PAPER. "Ellen and her team took the idea of doing calendar above and beyond my expectations. The looks are amazing — I even got to wear some archive Thierry Mugler couture. The calendar serves as a reminder to not take life too seriously — enjoy it, and use glamour as an escape."

Order your calendar here. Unsigned copies are selling for $35; signed calendars go for $50. See a few images from the Violet Chachki and Ellen von Unwerth collaboration, below.

Miss Safecracker, January 2019

Miss Hippityhop, April 2019

Photography: Ellen von Unwerth