Frayed or Fab? 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Fashion Recap, Episode 11

by Matthew Wexler

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Sunday March 21, 2021

Frayed or Fab? 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Fashion Recap, Episode 11
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This week RuPaul tasked the remaining queens with showcasing their brand by writing and starring in a commercial for their favorite bubbly beverage where some were effervescent and others fell flat. The main runway theme — "Beast Couture" — was fur-bulous. Let's take a look at the top six's creative creatures.

Carson Kressley joked that Utica's look must be by Diane von "Fur"stenberg, and though the judges weren't wowed by the off-the-shoulder, black fur full-train gown and Morticia Addams wig, we thought it was devilishly good. Verdict: FAB

Kandy Muse's signature strut couldn't save her lime green and lavender alien creature, which might as well stay on whatever planet she came from. Verdict: Frayed

Tina Burner's conceptual patchwork doll offered a refreshing departure from her usual fire engine red retro looks. "This is some 'Silence of the Lambs' bullshit," she said of her oversized stitched onesie. Verdict: FAB

While Kandy Muse might be the beast you want to keep under the bed, Symone strutted with sexy confidence, sporting a big bootie foxtail, cropped denim shorts and gold chain. It takes a village to pull together a brand, and if you're wondering who's in Symone's (along with Gottmik, Todrick Hall and others), check out Marco Morante. Verdict: FAB

Wearing a toothy monster with spacey-eyed shoulder pads, Gottmik, once again, hit the runway with a boundary-pushing look that struck a delicate balance between couture and camp. Verdict: FAB

Olivia Lux's turquoise-tinged monster with lime green trim and horns impressed the judges but left us hungry for more. The Pierretta Viktori-designed garment offered plenty of inspiration for Olivia to create a character, but she seems to be stuck in pageant over progress. Verdict: FRAYED

Devilishly delicious in deep red, Rosé continues to step into the spotlight, owning the runway and refining her presence. This week's look, conceptualized with Stephanie's Child co-member Lagoona Bloo and designed and built by Casey Caldwell, scored high marks and with good reason. Rosé has her eye on the prize. Verdict: FAB

Matthew Wexler is EDGE's Senior Editor, Features & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at www.wexlerwrites.com. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.

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