Billy Porter’s black velvet tuxedo dress was the talk of the town during the 91st annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California last night.
The “Pose” star defied fashion norms by stepping out onto the red carpet in an fabulous custom creation by designer Christian Siriano which included a sharply tailored tuxedo jacket overtop a full-skirted strapless velvet gown.
Porter admits that he pushed the envelope with his eye-catching gown but is totally unapologetic:
People are going to be really uncomfortable with my black ass in a ball gown?but it?s not anybody?s business but mine.
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