Wear Us (and RuPaul) On Your Sleeve

Published September 24, 2019

Art by Jack Vhay.

They say wear your heart on your sleeve; so why not wear a six-time Emmy-winning drag superstar on the cover of Andy Warhol’s legendary magazine on a t-shirt? No, we’re not high on klonopin and Pop Rocks—this is now a real possibility, thanks to the collab of the century (millenium?): RuPaul, Interview, and MSGM. In a flurry of fashion fantasia that coincides with the 50th anniversary year of this magazine, Interview has partnered with the fashion brand MSGM to create a collection of t-shirts and sweatshirts featuring the cover of our September 2019 issue, starring the one-and-only RuPaul André Charles. MSGM knows a thing or two about cool clothes, and we here at Interview know a thing or two about t-shirts, so what better way to celebrate our upcoming 527th issue than with the luxury feel of a 100% cotton MSGM tee? All purchases of the MSGM collection also come with a one-year free subscription to Interview–a sickening $50 value! We’re obviously not biased; this is just objective fact. Plus, 100% of the proceeds go towards Planned Parenthood–chic and charitable!

Alternatively, now that cooler weather is (allegedly) on its way, the MSGM sweatshirt is the perfect way to bring this unmatched combination of fashion and editorial eleganza into autumn. Personally, I opt for the sweatshirt on the days when I want to be comfortable, but also need to signal to passersby that I am not only extraordinarily gay, I’m also desperately obsessed with magazines. Why put in a dating profile that I love RuPaul’s Drag Race, sweatshirts, and print media, when I can kill three random identifiers with one stunning look? I save time (and characters) while looking fabulous. “It’s kind of an existential vision,” RuPaul told Judge Judy in our September cover story. “And it has to do with breaking the fourth wall and seeing yourself from outside of yourself.” With the power of the MSGM collection, you too can have an existential vision of yourself, outside of yourself, wearing some awfully glam streetwear.