Before thee was International Mr. Leather there was the Gold Coast contest. Chicago, IL
What should you do with your title vest or sash when it’s ready to be retired? Send it to the Leather Archives & Museum so it can be stored in archival conditions and be preserved for future generations to admire. Send us a little history along with it. Your name, a little something about you, why you ran for the title, what you did with your title….
Soon, Kris publications were carrying Etienne art in every
release, selling photographic reproductions of the drawings.
Oddly—or not, depending on your point of view—none of
the photos of the model named “Steve,” real name Dom
Orejudos, ever made it into a selection sheet, catalog or
magazine. They were never offered for sale. In fact, apart
from whatever role they played in connecting Dom to Chuck
and whatever private pleasure they may have given Chuck,
their primary value was in Dom’s choice of “Steve” as a
model name. That’s because, after signing a few drawings
with “Dom” and “Domingo,” the artist decided to translate
Steve to French—eh, voilà, Etienne!