For over two decades, the legendary New York based House of Xtravaganza has been vogueing its way to fame and glory. Adding to their iconic resume, the Xtravas have recently been featured in the January 2013 issue of Vogue Japan with non other than the beautiful top model, Joan Smalls.
We caught up with budding model and house member, Juan Xtravaganza, to chat about such an accomplishment with not only the fashion world, but for the undergound world of Vogue and the Ballroom Scene as well.
-So first thing’s first; How crazy was it to be a part of not only Vogue Japan, but to work with one of the industry’s top models right now, Joan Smalls?
It’s not just crazy, it’s out of this world! I could have never imagined being a part of such a prestigious project at this point in my career. A spread in Vogue is what every real and dedicated model aspires to book. Working with top model, Joan Smalls, was truly a pleasure. She has an incredible energy on set and embraced the concept of “vogueing”. It was also an honor to shoot with a renowned photographer such as Terry Richardson, who is amazing at what he does.