Explore ‘What Artists Wear’ with National Museums Liverpool

A new online series from National Museums Liverpool is giving viewers exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the wardrobes of local artists.  

Streaming exclusively on the National Museums Liverpool YouTube channel, What Artists Wear delves into the unique style of six creatives living and working in Liverpool – exploring the personal stories and thought processes that go into crafting their ideal outfits.

From comfort and practicality to supporting upcoming designers, the series takes an in-depth look at what makes us tick when it comes to our personal style. 

The series launches with Sister Sister, star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2, who shares stories from the early days of her drag career and finding her own personal drag persona through comedy and satire.

Sister Sister said, “I’ve always explored identity through gender and drag, so this series speaks to me as an artist. My looks are in constant evolution depending on my mood, feelings, or the politics of the day. I look forward to watching my episode back in years to come as a compass to see where I am in the future.” 

Future episodes come from a diverse group of creatives, including illustrator and artist Sumuyya Khader, activist and performer Felix Mufti, contemporary artist Millie Toyin Olateju, designer Liz Harry and photographer Daniel de la Bastide.

Each episode chronicles three unique looks, curated for different settings – whether it’s what they wear to the studio, during a performance, or when relaxing off-duty. 

Ellie Field, Digital Content Producer at National Museums Liverpool, said, “What Artists Wear aims to put some of Liverpool’s most exciting creatives centre stage, showcasing the variety of fashion styles that our city is renowned for. Fashion is not governed by standards and rules, and this new series reflects that.  

“From our popular Museums Sessions series to the National Museums Liverpool podcast, What Artists Wear is a fantastic addition to our ever-growing output of digital experiences, giving our audiences even more insight into our seven museums and galleries no matter where in the world they are.” 

Visit the National Museums Liverpool YouTube channel  from 9 June to watch Sister Sister’s episode of What Artists Wear, with subsequent episodes coming every month. 

Images: Star of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 2, Sister Sister, in the first episode of What Artists Wear © National Museums Liverpool

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