MEET ME AT THE MET: As an Upper East Sider, the drag entertainer CT Hedden was doubly disappointed by the postponement of this year’s Met Gala, due to the pandemic.
To help keep the fashion quota up, he and the photographer Alexy Kim, who is known as “Sidewalk Killa,” staged faux arrivals outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday morning. Dubbed the “QuarantQueen” Met Gala, seven drag queens were photographed and were asked “why fashion and the Met Gala are still important to us,” Hedden said.
That was an easy question for the organizer. Hedden said, “The Met Gala is like the fashion Oscars for us. I always love seeing what celebrities rip off from our looks. Nightlife and drag influencers are really big on celebrities and fashion.”
Sad that there would be no red carpet extravaganza. Hedden first broached the idea with Kim, a fellow drag bartender at Indochine. The casting included Jasmine Rice, Digna, The Suburbia, Queen Glow Job, Nikki Exotica, Kandy Muse and Hedden, all of whom were shot by Sidewalk Killa.
”Even though there is no Met Gala, it is still our job as entertainers to spread love and happiness. That is what we do. We decided to make our own