Last night, Courtney Act wore a Klaus Nomi inspired black and white outfit for her runway look on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6, episode 7. For the younger generation of viewers who don’t know who Klaus Nomi is, here’s a bit about him from his Wikipedia page:
Klaus Sperber (January 24, 1944 – August 6, 1983), better known as Klaus Nomi, was a German countertenor noted for his wide vocal range and an unusual, otherworldly stage persona.
Nomi was known for his bizarrely visionary theatrical live performances, heavy make-up, unusual costumes, and a highly stylized signature hairdo which flaunted a receding hairline. His songs were equally unusual, ranging from synthesizer-laden interpretations of classical music opera to covers of 1960s pop standards like Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” and Lou Christie’s “Lightnin’ Strikes”. He is remembered in the US as one of David Bowie’s backup singers for a 1979 performance on Saturday Night Live.
Nomi died in 1983 at the age of 39 as a result of complications from AIDS.”
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Klaus Nomi – Lightning Strikes
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