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New Paris Street Art Pays Tribute To Conchita Wurst’s Runway Greatness

You better werk, graffiti Conchita!

1. Street artist Suriani has taken Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst’s recent Fashion Week debut to the streets. Literally.

2. Right down to the last details, the artist has recreated Wurst’s look on Jean Paul Gaultier’s runway last week for the 2014 Fall/Winter Haute Couture show.

Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters

 

3. “I decided to transpose the beautiful image of Conchita dressed by the emblematic couturier to the streets,” the artist told BuzzFeed.

4. Suriani, who is from Sao Paulo and has been living and working in Paris since 2007, has become well-known for his depictions of drag queens through street art.

“As the political debate about equal rights has been quite active in France recently, I decided to get inspiration from it for my recent work. I have chosen the figures of drag queens because they match the positive vibe I have been trying to transmit with my work,” said the artist.

5. Last April, the artist created images of former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants for the Paris streets.

 

6. The fashion designer himself has approved of the most recent street homage.

Street couture is unstoppable! @ConchitaWurst #Suriani's artwork spotted in Paris.

— Jean Paul Gaultier (@JPGaultier)

7. Graffiti Conchita, you look faaaaabbullloussss!

8. See more of Suriani’s work here.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Sarah Karlan at sarah.karlan@buzzfeed.com.
 
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