From the moment clothes were assigned by gender, drag has existed. From Shakespearean actors to nightclub divas, the world of entertainment has always contained performers who played with gender.
Now, as RuPaul's Drag Race
makes drag more mainstream than ever before, three of its alumni have teamed up with Vanity Fair to pay homage to the past - and the future of drag.
Watch Detox, Kim Chi, Raja and Shangela transform into styles inspired by everyone from Jean Malin to Divine in the brilliant video below: