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Vida La Fierce Wig as worn at Isle of Pride 2021

Date made: 21st century

Description: Pink wig in Amber style by company Websters. All of Vida's wigs are styled by friend Paul Bowes based in Blackpool (AKA Tiffany Dolh).

Part of an outfit worn by the Isle of Man's first drag queen Vida La Fierce. Vida La Fierce started performing in 2014, and is credited with inspiring many more drag queens and drag kings on the Isle of Man. This outfit was worn by Vida La Fierce during the Isle of Man's first Isle of Pride Festival on Saturday 12 June 2021. She led the Queer march through Strand Street and into the Villa Marina Gardens where the festival took place. She opened the festival in this outfit and performed on stage throughout the day. She also helped compere the festival. She changed outfits many times during the day, but this was the outfit that launched the event. Vida La Fierce is the drag queen persona of Gareth Leece. He is a proud member of the queer community on the Isle of Man.

Object name: drag queen wig

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 2022-0005/5

Subject tags : #MM100


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