PHOTOESSAY: Building a R/Evolution With DapperQ at New York Fashion Week

On Thursday night, dapperQ took over the Brooklyn Museum with hundreds of queers to host the largest representation of LGBTQ designers and celebration of our bodies at New York Fashion Week. This year’s show was called R/Evolution, and was self-described as defiant resistance to the attacks being waged against our community and our stylish unified resistance against those attacks.

These shows shine a light on the beauty in our community and allow us to see our reflections on a stage – something that cannot be said for any other runway at any other fashion week (Queer Fashion Week aside). Mainstream fashion doesn’t represent us. Let’s keep fighting it’s fuckeed up standards.

From the makeup chair to the back of the crowd, here’s what I saw. Feel the magic and maybe you’ll be inspired to put on your favorite outfit and treat your trip out into the world (or into to your kitchen; I’m not judging) today like it’s your own personal runway, as an act of revolution. 

The guests arrived…

Gabby Rivera kicked off the evening

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Molly Adams is an LA-based photographer. You can find documenting life from Afghanistan to Standing Rock to the LA queer nightlife. You can also find her on Instagram.

Molly has written 59 articles for us.


  1. I was reading about the DapperQ show at the Brooklyn Museum over the weekend, and feeling an intense longing about missing it. This helped a lot, Molly. Thanks!

    Also: I should have mentioned this before, but you are such an incredibly talented photographer.

    Also Also: we are such babes. I love us.

    Also Also Also: heeeeeeey Sara Ramirez in the front row. I see you.

  2. As always your talent shines, thank you for posting this.

    The person on the right in picture #9 from the top looks waxy/mask on. Not sure if that’s due to lighting or make up?

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