Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the 91st Academy Awards. For the first time in 3 decades, the Oscars were held hostless. The event took place on February 24, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles California., to honour the best films of 2018. The event was a huge success with celebrities coming in their best outfits, stunning jewellery and outstanding oscar looks.
But the one who stole the show and had the most eyes tuned to him was Billy Porter. He left the audience and viewers stunned with his entry at the Oscars 2019. Looking dashing in his all black outfit that consisted of a voluminous tuxedo and gown, he was very well deserving of all the awestruck looks that he received.
The outfit was a Christian Siriano masterpiece playing with both masculinity and femininity. It featured a black bow tie on a white ruffled shirt, silk lapels and a ball skirt. The actor, styled by Sam Ratelle wore jewellery accessories by Oscar Heyman and Bros to compliment his outfit.
Billy Porter is quoted to have said to a leading magazine, “This look was interesting because it’s not drag. I’m not a drag queen, I’m a man in a dress.” Furthermore he added, “I want people to understand that you don’t have to understand or even agree with other people’s authenticity or truths, but we must all respect each other.”
Billy Porter admitted to feeling alive and free when he donned his outfit. He said he felt radiant and beautiful. Sadly, he also added that being a black man and gay, very rarely gave him room to feel so open.
Ricky Porter is already famous for his awe-inspiring outfits – At the Golden Globe Awards, his embellished suit and fuchsia-lined cape was the talk of the town.
What do you think of his look?