Oscars 2019: Billy Porter’s Christian Siriano Tuxedo Dress On The Red Carpet Sets Social Media Abuzz
Billy Porter has changed the way we think of traditional attire in Hollywood.
The Pose star shocked the world at the Oscars by walking the red carpet in a Christian Siriano tuxedo dress.
Billy Porter Oscars’ Tuxedo Dress
When you come to the Oscars, you must dress up. Thanks @CSiriano for creating this custom couture masterpiece. @OscarHeymanBros you have outdone yourselves with your iconic jewels. Style by @sammyratelle Grooming by Anna Bernabe. @TheAcademy #AcademyAwards2019 #oscars #oscars2019 pic.twitter.com/IpTG2OK20x
— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) February 24, 2019
In an interview with E! News, the actor,49, explained why he chose to appear at the Oscars wearing a tuxedo dress.
“I wanted to create a space where we can have a dialogue about the masculine and the feminine and everything in between,” Porter explained.
If Porter wanted to start a discussion, it looks he accomplished his goal. The gender-fluid star has broken boundaries by challenging the traditional Hollywood code of attire. And from a quick glance on Twitter, the actor seems to be largely supported.
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) February 24, 2019
I wish I had a Billy Porter when I was a kid. You don't need to want to wear a dress to be inspired by someone who is unafraid to be themselves. https://t.co/KEfNxf6viK
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 24, 2019