Violet Chachki is known for creating sophisticated performances and entrancing visuals that blend strip tease, aerial acrobatics and fetish aesthetics while also distorting the gender binary. Their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent won them the crown on Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Since that victory, they have performed in large venues in countless countries on six continents, headlining burlesque festivals and touring with longtime inspiration Dita Von Teese. They have modelled and collaborated with numerous brands including Bettie Page Lingerie, Moschino, Miu Miu, Pat McGrath, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Mac Cosmetics, and appeared on countless magazine covers and in editorials with Vogue, Interview, NYLON, Candy and many others.
Chachki credits much of their inspiration to the likes of Bettie Page, legendary model Dovima, Thierry Mugler and renowned DJ Lady Miss Kier. The inspiration behind the name Violet came from collecting bric-a-brac such as vintage Avon bottles, poodle statues and clown paraphernalia. When not traveling the world for work, Chachki lives in Los Angeles.