Billy Porter just shut down the Oscars red carpet.
Porter just made a big splash as he walked the red carpet at the 91st annual Academy Awards in a stunning Christian Siriano velvet tuxedo gown.
The veteran actor has had a resurgence in the public eye for his role in FX's Pose and he's made every single red carpet appearance count ever since. Porter continues to push the envelope when it comes to fashion and bending the traditional rules in the most fabulous ways.
Porter first made a big impact at the Golden Globes last month with an embellished suit and matching pink-lined cape. Even better than his actual choices is his incredible commitment to going all-in when it comes to showing off the look. Porter doesn't just wear fashion; he is fashion.
The actor's style choices also go beyond just making a statement in the way they look. Porter is quick to remind us all that everything he wears comes with a message of acceptance. As New York Fashion Week's men's collection official ambassador, Porter shared his message for equality with all.
The category is: ORGANIC GOLDEN HONEY. Thank you @americanfilminstitute for recognizing our show @poseonfx which highlights the lives of our marginalized brothers and sisters from the LGBTQAI+ community. I wear this @calvinklein dress in your honor. May you shine as bright as this golden yellow. ⠀ ⠀ Style by @sammyratelle / @rrrcreative⠀ Styling Associate @ashleymarienyc ⠀ Jacket: @dolceandgabanna ⠀ Dress: @calvinklein ⠀ Shoes: @rickowensonline Scarf: @paulandjoeparis Eyewear: @native_ken ⠀ ⠀
27.7k Likes, 719 Comments - Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) on Instagram: "The category is: ORGANIC GOLDEN HONEY. Thank you @americanfilminstitute for recognizing our show..."
It should come as no surprise then that during the Oscars -- the Super Bowl of Hollywood fashion -- that Porter would again make a statement and do it by rocking one of his favorite designers. Christian Siriano is known for not only promoting inclusivity but also for dressing those whom Hollywood dismisses, such as Leslie Jones, who famously said designers would not dress her, and This Is Us star Chrissy Metz.
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