Darrell Thorne is a Brooklyn based, multi-disciplinary artist working in the areas of makeup, costume design, and performance art. Darrell specializes in creating otherworldly, highly detailed characters and elements for stage, screen, and editorials.
As a performer Darrell works regularly in nightlife, theatrical, and private events in New York City, nationally, and internationally, and has been featured in videos for Jennifer Hudson, Blondie, Brooke Candy, The Magnetic Fields, and Steven Klein. Recent live performances include the Park Avenue Armory (New York), Ageha (Tokyo), the Social Star Awards (Singapore), The Life Ball (Vienna), the Mexico City Cabaret Festival, and as the opening act on RuPaul’s Drag Race Premiere Tour.
As a costume designer, Darrell’s work has been featured in editorials for Numero, VMagazine, Japan Vogue, and Paper, and he recently designed a custom mask for Madonna, worn in her Living for Love video. Darrell created the makeup design for Taylor Mac’s Walk Across America for Mother Earth, as well as the cover art makeup for HIR.
Darrell was named as one of 2015’s OUT 100, and has been a spokesperson for the HIV Stops With Me campaign (hivstopswithme.org) for 10 years.