A post shared by ✂️Rey Ortiz✂️ (@fashionbyreyortiz)If you’ve seen an eye-popping gown on a RuPaul Drag Race queen or female musician like Cardi B., Toni Braxton, or Kelly Rowland, chances are that it might’ve been designed by gay, Puerto Rican fashion designer Rey Ortiz.Ortiz — a former contestant on Project Runway: Under The Gunn — has designed the gown for Megan Thee Stallion’s 2022 Oscar performance; a sassy, peppermint striped confection for Todrick Hall on Celebrity Big Brother; a half-nude U.S.
flag look for Lizzo, a quilted teddy bear gown for Cardi B; a campy, pink-sparkling gown for Paris Hilton; and numerous gowns for Drag Race competitors.While his Instagram is full of his fantastic fashion creations, it also has pics of his labridoodle Chavito and himself looking hunky and fashionable around Los Angeles, where he currently lives.
We asked him about his inspirations and stunning works.You have put together some of the most daring designs in pop fashion.
Where do you get your ideas and influences? My ideas come from fabric choices, but always trying to use them in challenging new ways.