Take notes, everyone. This is how it’s done.
Billy Porter refused to take his foot off of the world’s neck when he showed up to Monday night’s Met Gala dressed in a gold Egyptian-inspired beaded gown and headpiece. The Pose star did not walk onto the red carpet and was instead carried on a bed by six hot men in gold pants and chains across their chests.
I have never in my life stanned a girl like this.
When Porter did finally begin to walk the carpet, he revealed that his gown also had wings, which he showed off to the crowd. The "Sun God" look's wings were 10 feet across and the headpiece was 24-karat gold, according to Vogue. The ensemble was designed by The Blonds. This year’s Met Gala theme is “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” inspired by the Susan Sontag essay “Notes on Camp.” Porter’s go-big-or-go-bigger attitude surely hit the nail on the head. The only person so far to give him a run for his money today is the one and only chair of the event, Lady Gaga.
Porter has been known to stunt on everyone else around him when it comes to the red carpet. In February, the actor wore a Christian-Siriano designed tuxedo-gown to the Oscars that left the red carpet speechless and lit up Twitter.
“I thought, this is the space to create the conversation of what is masculine? What is feminine? What is everything in between?” Porter told Entertainment Weekly. “Why is it a woman can wear pants and nobody bats an eye and a man wears a dress and people are disgusted? Why is that? What is that saying in our culture: Man is better and female is disgusting? I just wanted to shatter that.”
Porter became something of a trendsetter, inspiring even the likes of consummate straight man Ryan Reynolds to say he’d sport a tuxedo gown.