Pose actor Billy Porter has been slaying red carpet after carpet all year long. With his penchant for flamboyance, the Tony and Grammy Award-winner has worked capes, wings and ruffles this season in the most extra of ways and we are so here for it!
Most recently, Billy turned up the fashion heat at this weekend’s Tony Awards in a curtain with a cause. Yes, a curtain! Billy had the curtain from when he starred in Kinky Boots turned in to a whole outfit, complete with an embroidered uterus (a nod to “empowering women’s reproductive rights”).
The custom red-velvet look was designed by Celestino Couture who retrofitted the curtain into an Elizabethan-inspired red-and-pink tuxedo top with a tulle skirt and matching cigarette pants.
As if that wasn’t enough, The Hollywood Reporter reports that the look contained over 30,000 Swarovski crystals.
“I really want to make sure that I’m showing up for all of the disenfranchised people I can so that we can find power in our unity,” Billy told THR of his look. “This government is trying to take away the woman’s right to choose and that’s unacceptable. No!”
Whether you love or loathe Billy’s style — he makes a statement each and every time!