Fifty year old US actor, Billy Porter, who is popularly known for breaking gender rules on red carpets, made a fashion statement as he attended the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
The openly gay actor, stormed the red carpet last night in a sleeveless, high-neck, gold-foil-feathered bodice and billowing graphic skirt inspired by Kensington Palace.
Porter also rocked a pair of towering gold metallic strappy boots with gold embellishments by Jimmy Choo.
Sharing the photos on his Instagram page, he wrote:
‘The Oscars are a royal event, so naturally we took inspiration from Kensington Palace. I’m officially a Queen with a KW,’.
Porter’s stylist, Sam Ratelle, who visited the Kensington Palace in 2019, and took a tour of the 415-year-old residential palace, said:
“I thought, ‘The Oscars are kind of a royal event,’” Mr. Ratelle said. So he called a British designer whom he’d recently befriended, Giles Deacon, and told him he had an idea. Why not infuse the regalness of Kensington Palace into a gown for Mr. Porter, whom Mr. Ratelle called “a queen with a ‘kw’”?
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