Desmond Is Amazing, a 10-year-old self-proclaimed "drag kid," worked the runway at New York Fashion Week on Sunday, when he strutted down the catwalk at Gypsy Sport's Fall 2018 show.
"I FEEL A-MA-ZING!!!," Desmond, whose full name is Desmond Napoles, wrote on Instagram. "I am so thankful for all the opportunities today." According to the native New Yorker and LGBTQ advocate, he is a "drag kid, dragutante, dragketeer, and draganista doing what I like to call kinderdrag ????." Desmond told The Daily Beast earlier this month that he began dressing in drag at age 2, when he used to wear his mom's heels around the house and her bed sheets as a wig.
Desmond describes his looks as "androgynously" and his style "avant drag." In Gypsy Sport's show, he wore an oversize black blazer with Elizabethan ruffles around the neckline. His noticeable sense of confidence beamed from the runway, and it seemingly aligns with that of Gypsy Sport designer Rio Uribe who, in a September Vogue profile, was dubbed a "natural-born disruptor."
"For [Uribe], thinking outside the traditional bounds of fashion is a way of life," the publication noted.
RuPaul has also given Desmond his stamp of approval. In the video below, the drag queen of all drag queens told Desmond at DragCon 2017 in New York City that he was the "future of America.”
Desmond is also creating a platform and paving the way for other children like him. According to his Instagram, he has created a drag house for drag kids called Haus of Amazing – clearly, Gypsy Sport is just the beginning for the young star.