TOM’s Bar 2023 Cultural Icon Award winner Violet Chachki

7th June 2023, 4:09 pm


PHOTO: Albert Sanchez and Pedro Zalba


As we polish our leathers in preparation for TOM’s Bar 2023, Tom of Finland Foundation is thrilled to announce this year’s Cultural Icon Award winner, Violet Chachki.

Chachki shined as a fan favorite on “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, winning the show’s seventh season. Chachki, whose sophisticated performance art and entrancing visuals blend striptease, aerial acrobatics and fetish aesthetics, while distorting the gender binary, has gone on to become one of the most beloved and followed drag artists in the world.

As a recording artist, Chachki has released solo and joint tracks with artists such as Allie X, and Chachki sold out her international “A Lot More Me” tour. She can also be seen in the music video for Sam Smith & Kim Petras’ worldwide number one hit “Unholy”.

A favorite of fashion designers, Chachki attended the 2019 Met Gala on the theme of Camp: Notes on Fashion. She has gone on to star in fashion campaigns for Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Moschino, among others.

Previous winners of the Cultural Icon Award include John Waters, Rob Halford, Henry Rollins, and last year’s honoree Orville Peck.

Please join Tom of Finland Foundation in congratulating the incomparable Violet Chachki at TOM’s Bar on Sunday 18th June from 2-10p.


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Published: 7th June 2023

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