At this point we all know that Billy Porter is going to wear something worth looking at on whatever red carpet he steps on. It is a part of his thing: Billy Porter the singer, actor, and red carpet dresser. So we knew that whatever he happened to wear on the red carpet for the 2020 Oscars was going to be a moment. A mo-ment. We all remember when last year he wore that tuxedo gown that’s gone on to be replicated by Chanel, and sent one million homophobes into a tizzy. So what’s next?
Gold my child. Gold is next.
As one of the early arrivals for the 2020 Academy Awards, Billy Porter turned up in a custom look from Giles Deacon Couture. Deacon is a noted designer, based in London who has designed for Emanuel Ungaro, Bottega Veneta, and Gucci — a history! Bu he also has his own label, which is what he’s been focusing on for the last few years, and it’s from that atelier that Porter got his look.
It’s a bit of a two-piece: a gold, gilded feather top, and a graphic printed ball skirt. A moment. It does bring back thoughts of Alexander McQueen’s final collection from his untimely death, but Deacon is also known for his prints.
Porter completed the look with lace-up heels by Jimmy Choo, and Atelier Swarovski jewelry. Yeah, the good stuff.
Yes, we have seen Porter in a dress before, many times. Maybe you're getting tired of it, but that's likely a bit of the point. If Porter does this right, if he wears these looks over event, on every red carpet, maybe just maybe it's not headline news when a celebrity does it. Maybe, just possibly it doesn't raise eyebrows when a little kid in the middle of Idaho tries it. Maybe, just maybe, no one will truly care.