Billy Porter and his gold-covered entourage dominated the Met Gala red carpet.
Apparently, Billy Porter’s interpretation of this year’s Met Gala theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” is literally gold. On Monday, the 49-year-old Broadway star arrived at the 2019 Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute Gala on a litter carried by six shirtless men wearing glittering gold pants and headpieces.
Porter himself wore a magnificent custom “Sun God” costume by The Blonds which included a bejeweled catsuit equipped with 10-foot wings and a 24-karat gold headpiece. He also wore one-of-a-kind gold glitter ‘Atlanta’ boots by Giuseppe Zanotti.
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After stepping onto the carpet, Porter spread his wings and posed for the cameras.
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The Pose star is no stranger to dominating a red carpet and is especially fond of a dramatic cape. In a recent interview with New York Magazine‘s The Cut, he explained he hired stylist Sam Ratelle to upgrade his style.
“I went and dropped so much money at Rick Owens,” he said. “That was the beginning for me: the Rick Owens platform boot. There’s femininity inside of it, but there’s also a strength to it.”
“My authenticity was a liability for me for a long time. And I got used to it. I got fine with it, whatever that was,” he added. “But I got to a place where I had to tell it. We cannot be silent. That’s what I learned from Pose, my friends, and that era. I had to be honest. I had to be real.”
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