Pre-quarantine I was starting to worry that Billy Porter was headed down a very gimmicky route. I think a lot of you felt the same way.
I was delighted to see him delivered onto us a ‘quarantine fashion moment’ that is one for his hall of fame for the 2020 Emmy Awards.
The ‘Pose’ star wore a custom-made off-white ensemble by Ashi Studio which consisted of a tailored jacket with draped detail paired with an elegant flare-legged pants.
This look exudes luxury. This is the kind of glamour, and gracefulness I had come to expect from Billy. The goosebumps are finally back.
This is not to say I don’t enjoy his moment pushing the fashion boundaries, but as I said above those moments are preferred when executed with purpose rather than shock value.
He looks like a King from Africa or the Middle East.
The look was of course style with silver platform boots, but they get lost in the length of the trousers.
Photographer Pavel Denisenko