Behind the Scenes at the dapperQ Fashion Show

On Sunday the 16, I joined 30 dappers for the hottie show of a lifetime, also known as DapperQ's Five-Year Anniversary Fashion Show. It might look like all glamour and fun, but it was also a lot of standing around and looking at beautiful queers get ready. We got there 3 hours early to get our outfits and make last minute fitting adjustments, get our hair and make-up done, take photos, and do a run-through. Here are some behind the scenes photos for your viewing pleasure. I know, it was overwhelming for me, too.

Photography by Grace Chu

Photography by Grace Chu

Samantha Brooks during the run-through | Photography by Grace Chu

Samantha Brooks during the run-through | Photography by Grace Chu

Photography by Grace Chu

Photography by Grace Chu

Sonny Oram and models backstage
Models Anna Hauptmann Ryley Pogensky backstage | Photography by Grace Chu

Models Anna Hauptmann Ryley Pogensky backstage | Photography by Grace Chu

Ryley Pogensky | Photography by Grace Chu

Ryley Pogensky | Photography by Grace Chu

Photography by Grace Chu

Photography by Grace Chu

Photography by Grace Chu

Photography by Grace Chu

As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.