Hollywood has plenty of fashionistas and icons to choose from. Billy Porter is certainly among the best fashion trendsetters in the industry. The POSE actor doesn’t care about being different, as he is proudly gay and dresses with pride. At just about every awards show, Porter arrives in the most bizarre outfits. The man likes to break boundaries and tear down stereotypes. Billy Porter will surely serve us his realness at the 2020 Oscars. For now, check out Porter’s best looks and his role as a fashion icon.
Fans can always expect the POSE star to deliver the best of fashion. Reports just came in that Billy Porter arrived at The Oscars in yet another show-stopper and it’s a real looker, too. Porter stunned audiences in a “custom couture look by designer Giles Deacon.” The design is a metallic bodice, with the 24k gold feathers to match. The graphic ball skirt adds elegance to Porter’s look, while the lace-up platforms channel his inner-diva. The man knows how to turn heads!
Porter’s golden couture ensemble is pretty tame in comparison to some of his more interesting looks. The 50-year-old is better known for the inventive outfit he wore at the 2020 Grammys. Porter was a decade in a turquoise jumpsuit, with diamond accents, and expensive jewels. To complete the look, Porter wore a motorized hat with a crystallized fringe. Everyone wondered what drew Porter to the bold choice, in which he told TIME ,”somebody gets on your nerves, curtains close.” So if someone annoyed the POSE star, he’d just close his blinds and leave the conversation.
The extravagant list doesn’t stop there for the Broadway veteran. At the 2019 Oscars, Billy Porter killed the red-carpet with a tailored tuxedo jacket atop of a strapless, black velvet ball gown. The Kinky Boots alumni looked elegant and masculine all at the same time. Probably one of the best looks by the actor. How does he do that? Porter was gifted this iconic dress by designer Christian Siriano, who is also known for having out-of-the-box ideas. Porter knows how to wow at any red-carpet event.
While most fans were blown away by Porters velvet ballroom dress, some didn’t take a liking to it. When the POSE star appeared on Sesame Street during its 51 season in the same ball gown, internet trolls immediately posted nasty comments about Porters clothing choice. They repeatedly called him, ” a perverted sex demon.” Clearly, that’s not true, given that the tuxedo-dress combo is very conservative-looking. The comment obviously stemmed from a place of ignorance, which is something Porter doesn’t tolerate.
Billy Porter Claps Back at Critics Slamming His Decision to Wear Dress on Sesame Street https://t.co/RoJBaeOJZU
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Fashion isn’t just a choice for Billy Porter, it’s a political statement. The Kinky Boots star has broken down stereotypes and done away with old doctrines on what defines masculinity. He doesn’t abide by any fashion rule and beats to his own drum. Through fashion, Porter is able to express himself when he otherwise couldn’t grow up as a gay, black man. Now at every red-carpet event, the star makes sure to stay true to himself, no matter what the haters have to say.