- Billy Porter looked angelic in an all-white ensemble as he walked the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.
- Porter wore a custom Alex Vinash suit, which featured a long, feathered train that had to be carried by someone on the red carpet.
- The “Pose” star told Ryan Seacrest that his train “actually zips off” so he can sit down during the dinner.
- Porter also revealed that it took three months to create his Golden Globes look.
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Billy Porter became an instant red-carpet favourite when he arrived at the Golden Globes last year in a hot-pink cape.
This year was no different as the “Pose” star arrived at the 2020 Golden Globes in an all-white ensemble that was absolutely angelic.
Porter walked the red carpet in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday in a custom Alex Vinash suit, which featured a long, feathered train that trailed behind him.
A man could be seen holding the train as Porter navigated his way around the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Porter told Ryan Seacrest that the train, which he said was made with “fragile” feathers, was actually removable.
“This actually zips off,” he explained to the E! host. “So this is for the red carpet, and then I’ll zip this off to be comfortable because it is a dinner.”
“This is not a sitting outfit, it’s a standing outfit,” he added.
Porter also sported sparkling silver Jimmy Choo shoes, as well as jewellery by Tiffany & Co. and a mirrored square purse.
The fashion icon revealed that it took three months to create his Golden Globes look, long before he was nominated for best performance by an actor in a television series for drama.
“It’s really odd to have to work on clothes before you’re even nominated,” Porter told Seacrest. “So let me just say, it was with hope.”
Porter was last year’s top trending celebrity on the red carpet, according to Google’s 2019 Year in Search, which he credited in part to the Golden Globes.
The “Pose” star told Insider that his hot-pink cape was the “springboard and launching pad for a very spectacular year.”
“The Golden Globes was the first really mainstream red carpet I had been to,” he said. “I had gone to a lot of them in my life, but not on that level. Going in I had “Pose” behind me, and just a reason to be there where people would actually be paying attention.”
Porter went on to wear a Christian Siriano tuxedo ball gown at the Oscars, as well as a jaw-dropping Met Gala look that came complete with a custom bejeweled catsuit, 10-foot wings, and a 24-karat gold headpiece.
This confidence to push boundaries on the red carpet has come with age, Porter told Insider.
“I have the luxury of being older,” he said. “I just turned 50 last year and I had a career in my 20s where I spent a lot of time doing things that other people felt were the right thing to do. That failed miserably and imploded.”
“And I worked on myself and I began to understand who I am authentically, and I chose myself and I got a second chance,” he added. “What you’re seeing is a human being emboldened by their own self-acceptance who can stand grounded on their own two feet and be authentic.”
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