The clock had barely struck midnight, and Billy Porter racked up four looks in total presenting the 2021 Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special, which was live from Times Square in New York.
The ‘Pose’ star, who also performed on the night with Cyndi Lauper, worked with Ty Hunter, who was the stylist for Destiny’s Child in their hayday.
Back then Ty was knee-deep in matching costumes and sequins, but for Billy his M.O. was strong, unique tailoring, and bold silhouettes.
This coat from Rick Owens immediately caught my eye for a number of reasons.
Mostly because my first thought was that this coat looks like an elephant.
The bold shoulders resembling ears, and the buttons look like eyes, and the front flap resembles the elephants trunk.
Despite that, I can still appreciate the workmanship that went into this piece, but I do wish that he opted for slim-fit trousers.
Everything south of the hem looks clunky, heavy and busy, and only serves to hammer home the elephant vibes.
This look was much more like it terms of cut, style and festive flamboyance.
We have the shimmer from the Botter Fall 2020 red tweed suit.
The luxe urban edge of the hoodie with an extravagant Lorraine Schwartz brooch, and a bold pop of colour from the raspberry wool Ludovic de Saint Sernin coat.
What you can’t see in this picture unforunately, are the Giuseppe for Swae Lee glitter ankle boot with lightning embroidery which completed this look.
Who said shades of grey were boring?
Ok. Yes it was me. But that’s not the case in the hands, (or on the back) of Billy Porter.
For me, this Dior Fall 2020 ensemble feels like it would’ve been a great look for Gwendoline Christie, but I don’t picture the British actress styling this look with the tan velvet opera gloves, and sparkling Christian Louboutin shoes, so I’m glad we got so see an alternative styling from the runway on Billy.
This Christoph Rumpf Fall 2020 was giving me Dracula vibes. Mostly on account of the pointy shoulders and collar.
The matching mask was a cool touch, but I feel like the Georges Hobeika black and white Cruella de Vil faux fur coat was overkill with this suit, as the suit deserved to be in the spotlight on its own.
Credit: Vogue.com, ABC & Instagram
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