Costume Change – Jimmy Paul – By Aimee Walleston

Currently on view at On Stellar Rays gallery, the group exhibition “Lover” (through July 26) serves as an examination of different types of love: it’s a hello kiss for new lovers and a swan song for love lost. There are works by Marilyn Minter, Robert Melee and Karen Heagle, who painted an arousing portrait of the actress Charlotte Rampling. But a lesser-known personality hangs nearby. It’s a 1990 photograph of the drag queen Jimmy Paulette in New York shot by Nan Goldin. Today Madame Paulette is known as Jimmy Paul and is a A-list hairstylist working with big-name photographers like Steven Klein and Steven Meisel. Here, The Moment speak with Jimmy Paul about his days in front of the camera.