Now that May is here, there’s no ignoring it: our tackiest American teenage rite of passage is approaching. That’s right, it’s prom season. Whether this conjures up cringe-worthy memories or no memories at all for you, not to worry — hosts of your favorite cultural icons have gone through it too, with varying degrees of grace. Below, you’ll find a collection of some of the greatest photos of actors, politicians, musicians, and even writers in their prom-night finest.
RuPaul at prom at Northside High in Atlanta, 1983. [via]