February 25, 2019

Billy Porter In Christian Siriano – 2019 Oscars

Billy Porter In Christian Siriano - 2019 Oscars

Billy Porter commanded attention the minute he hit the 2019 Oscars red carpet on Sunday (February 24) in Hollywood, California.

The ‘Pose’ actor struck a Pose with a capital P in this hybrid Christian Siriano black velvet ball gown worn with a traditional tuxedo shirt and bow tie.

You had to smile at this variation on menswear-meets-women’s wear, which turns the trend on its head with a reverse aesthetic complete with voluminous proportions.

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30 Responses to Billy Porter In Christian Siriano – 2019 Oscars

  1. Camille February 25, 2019 at 11:48 pm #

    It’s a lot of dress, no matter who is wearing it. I like the idea, but maybe a tad less skirt. Just think the ballgown was a bit too exaggerated, but then that might have been what he was going for. He gets points for being bold, love that fierceness expressed thru fashion!

  2. Scott February 25, 2019 at 4:10 pm #

    It’s an homage to Hector Extravaganza and I live

  3. Aleksandra February 25, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

    God I wish I had his attitude. I am also a sucker for anything velvet and this is simply marvellous!!!

  4. fromchi-town February 25, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

    He shut it down! BDOTY for sure.

  5. Amy February 25, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

    I was not prepared for this.

  6. Caroline February 25, 2019 at 11:35 am #

    Am I supposed to love this because…?

    • meme February 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm #

      you got me. i think it’s silly.

  7. Isik Mater February 25, 2019 at 11:08 am #

    BDOTN! No contest here <3

  8. Anne-Marie February 25, 2019 at 9:11 am #

    Oh for goodness’ sake…

  9. Nouran February 25, 2019 at 8:17 am #

    BDOTY man or woman!

  10. justme February 25, 2019 at 7:17 am #

    The best part is his face. He knows he is serving. I love it lol.

  11. Michel February 25, 2019 at 5:52 am #


  12. TeaAtTwo February 25, 2019 at 5:41 am #

    Do I like this? No, it looks so pantomime. But he’s doing him so you have to give props for that.

    • MW February 25, 2019 at 9:27 am #


  13. boy February 25, 2019 at 5:29 am #


  14. phee February 25, 2019 at 5:16 am #

    Well, I had a comment already a while back…but it never showed up for whatever reason.

    I LOVE this. I wanted to hate it. but when I actually saw this I fell in love.
    he just just owns it all. He rules. better than Ezra miller even,….
    just jaw drop

    easily a BDMOTY

  15. Caroline February 25, 2019 at 5:08 am #


    • Anne-Marie February 25, 2019 at 9:03 am #


  16. Rulala February 25, 2019 at 4:18 am #




    My jaw dropped when I saw this. Also FC that second picture!!!!???? His eyes are SMOLDERING. You couldn’t have picked anything better.

    This will take me a while to recover from. I hope he keeps this up.

  17. Ksenia Bradner February 25, 2019 at 4:16 am #

    BDOTW. Love it.

  18. Aminet February 25, 2019 at 4:16 am #


  19. JHH February 25, 2019 at 4:07 am #

    I love this from the waist up (fit is impeccable) and he is selling this look. There is something about the volume of the skirt and the centaur vibe that it gives off that I am not loving. I am thrilled to see Billy get his own post. I have loved most of his looks this awards season. This one is not favorite but at least, he gets profiled here so I am all in on that.

  20. Nueng Chaisungneun February 25, 2019 at 3:55 am #


  21. Real Nat39 February 25, 2019 at 3:42 am #

    Can’t believe I’m loving it! He’s got the charisma to sell it.

  22. Kimma February 25, 2019 at 3:33 am #

    PRAISE!!! Best dressed for this whole event! Nobody came close to touching him!

  23. Ruth February 25, 2019 at 3:21 am #

    Timothee chamalet who? Billy took men’s wear to the next level.

    He was trending on Twitter and this is why.
    This is how u shut it down.
    He was one of the first to arrive and he set the bar so high. Nobody came close.

    I would love to see Evan rachel wood in this.

  24. Steph February 25, 2019 at 3:18 am #

    Work Werkz.

  25. AW February 25, 2019 at 3:15 am #

    This is pretty epic but I preferred his interview look more.

    I can appreciate that he did something different and the velvet is lush.

  26. Vizual Ninja February 25, 2019 at 3:12 am #

    This put a smile on my face when I saw it, he sent the rest of the males and most of the females home with this look. Legendary.

  27. Christine February 25, 2019 at 3:10 am #



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