It was chic, it was stylish and it certainly made a statement!
Naturally, eyes are always peeled on the red carpets for the women to bring the glamour, but the game changed at this year’s Oscars with Billy Porter.
The Tony Awards winner broke every rule in fashion books by showing up wearing a Christian Siriano dress that was in itself a tux.
Styled by Sam Ratelle, Billy Porter looked like he’d just stepped off the page of dreamy romance novel where he’s the love struck dowager princess and her mysterious butler at the same time!
About his choice, Porter told Vogue,
“At the first fitting in the gown, I felt alive. I felt free. And open, and radiant. And beautiful! Which has not always been the case for me.” He also stated that this unconventional style makes a case for masculinity and for political art.
“My goal,” he said, “is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up. To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean?”
Like it or not, Billy Porter brought fashion to the Oscars 2019 that will be talked about in years to come.
By Sarah Oyedo
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