The standout look was called out by many for the unusual look, and the queen noted on why she made such a bold decision.
“I wanted to take everything that is rude and ugly about the usual decorum of awards and do the complete opposite,” she told The Lost Angeles Times during the Jan. 15 ceremony. “I wanted to be a troll, to literally and figuratively troll the Emmys.”
She continued, “The whole purpose of doing this is a way to showcase that the rules of fashion—and rules of beauty and bulls–t—I think it’s more beautiful to show up like this than to show up how you normally would at an awards show.”
The drag queen explained that when she was just starting out in the industry, she felt an “insurmountable amount of pressure to look gorgeous and beautiful” before realizing, “Oh wait, I can do the opposite.”
Princess Poppy’s eye-catching look was also highlighted during the night as the competition series brought home a win for Outstanding Reality Competition Program, as well as an individual win for host RuPaul.
“The looks I’ve gotten have been priceless,” she joked, adding that Christina Ricci approached her during the evening and gushed of the look, “Oh, that’s disgusting.”