Legends — and legendary ‘fits — never die.
Shania Twain is crushing the maximalist fashion game once again in a rebooted version of her unforgettably flamboyant leopard-print ensemble, which made its fierce debut in 1997’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much.”
In a video released Thursday by masked minstrel Orville Peck, the 54-year-old queen of pop-country stole the scene — quite deliberately — in a head-to-toe catsuit, complete with gold fringe and a glittery cowboy hat.
The empowering anthem, called “Legends Never Die,” appears on Peck’s brand new EP “Show Pony,” available now on streaming platforms.
Filmed recently during the pandemic, the video is set at a socially distanced drive-in theater, and features cameos from a number of other “cowfolx” — a euphemism for queer country folk — including “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Jaida Essence Hall, drag bodybuilder Miss Toto, fashion influencer Rebecca Brosnan and model Zachariah Shaw. There’s a “special vocal appearance” by yet another legend of showbiz, John Waters, who plays a radio DJ in the video.
Fans praised the over-the-top country crooners for always staying true to form.
“Legends also apparently don’t age. Shania is STUNNING,” said one viewer.
“The look of pure joy on Orville’s face when Shania steals the intro to the song,” said another.
For some, the collaboration was a match made in early-aughts gay heaven.
“My first love as a young gay boy was Shania,” said one admirer. “Seeing these two together just ignites such joy for me!”
“Well this officially marks 2020 turning around!,” added another.
Singing in front of an outdoor movie screen, the country crooner with a mystery mug wore a silver-painted leather jacket with rainbow flames and his signature fringe face cover.
Peck’s age and origins have largely been kept a secret by the evidently private musician, who told L’Officiel in 2019 that he was “born in the Southern hemisphere” and lived there most of his life before spending his “formative years between a few places in North America” and Europe. Despite his globe-trotting lifestyle, he described his persona as “rooted in Americana.”
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