Billy Porter had one of the most iconic entrances in Met Gala history.

The performer and Pose star made a grand entrance with the help of six shirtless men who carried him inside on a gold and velvet litter. For fashion’s biggest night, the Tony Award-winner channeled the Egyptian goddess Isis, who is one of the most important goddesses of ancient Egypt.

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The Category Is: Old Testament Realness. Thank you @voguemagazine / @chrisjallaire for chatting with us about tonight’s #metgala2019 look. Link in bio. ⠀ Creative Direction and Styling for all by @sammyratelle for @rrrcreative Agency ⠀ Styling Assistant: @ashleymarienyc⠀ Make-Up by: @lasonyagunter⠀ Custom Look: @theblondsny⠀ Custom Shoes: @giuseppezanotti⠀ Jewelry by: @oscarheyman @andreolifinejewelry @johnhardyjewelry @mordekaiofficial ⠀ Make-up provided by @patmcgrathreal Egyptian Litter & Carrier Designs by @nicolasputvinski⠀ Carrier Make-Up by @facebygoran @ashleyvictoriamua⠀ Mr. Porter's Broadway Carriers: @julius_anthony @taureanje @kellenstancil @thejoshdrake @lap_nyc @doniejunior ⠀ ⠀ Photo by Theo Wargo @gettyimages

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Porter’s look designed by The Blonds also drew inspiration from a phoenix rising from the ashes. 

For Porter’s accessories, he wore a chainmail 24-karat gold headpiece with matching gold Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. And staying true to his gold theme, he also gilded his eyes with golden makeup and embellishments. 

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Thank you to all who have taken the past six weeks to make this happen. Thank you to my Creative Director & Stylist @sammyratelle of @rrrcreative for your ability to dream big and for being by my side as we explore this new world. I am living my wildest high fashion dreams. @theblondsny @phillipeblond & @davidblond. There is no one like you. Thank you. For being kind. And fabulous. And glamorous. And snatched!!! I truly felt like a kween today. I will never forget it. @lasonyagunter, you beat this face for the gawds today gurl. Thank you for being my woman. @patmcgrathreal – I cant express enough gratitude for sponsoring our make up today. Mr. @giuseppezanotti – the fact that you created these shoes for me just for this night, is a dream come true. @nicolasputvinski thank you for allowing me to travel in style and designing the killer lewks for my escorts and palanquin. And to my sexy men, thank you for holding papa up. Creative Direction and Styling for all by @sammyratelle for @rrrcreative Agency ⠀ Styling Assistant: @ashleymarienyc⠀ Make-Up by: @lasonyagunter⠀ Custom Look: @theblondsny⠀ Custom Shoes: @giuseppezanotti⠀ Jewelry by: @oscarheyman @andreolifinejewelry @johnhardyjewelry @mordekaiofficial ⠀ Make-up provided by @patmcgrathreal Egyptian Litter & Carrier Designs by @nicolasputvinski⠀ Carrier Make-Up by @facebygoran @ashleyvictoriamua⠀ Mr. Porter's Broadway Carriers: @julius_anthony @taureanje @kellenstancil @thejoshdrake @lap_nyc @doniejunior

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In an interview with Playbill, Porter shared the inspiration behind his Sun God idea. He revealed that the idea came about while he and Pose creator Ryan Murphy were discussing looks, with Murphy suggesting that Porter dress in looks of Diana Ross’ iconic Mahogany montage.

“We stumbled upon this Egyptian idea. Ryan Murphy, we were talking—I’m at Ryan’s table. Ryan was talking about, ‘You should go as Diana Ross’ Mahogany montage, five outfits.’ But who wants to work that hard throughout the evening?” Porter said. “But I watched the montage and the thing that stuck out to me the most was the Egyptian look. It was this Diana Ross Egyptian moment that launched it and we expanded from there, to Elizabeth Taylor, to Egyptians were gods so this is the sun god. All different ideas came into play and we landed on what we got.”

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