2020 Critics' Choice Awards: Billy Porter Stuns in Two-Tone Teal Jumpsuit Gown
Billy Porter has come to slay...again!
The Pose star stepped out onto the blue carpet at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. The fashion risk taker, nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series, caught all the attention as he rocked a two-tone teal Hogan McLaughlin pantsuit
Porter's regal raiment featured a gown-style top with a strapless, straight-across neckline, which he complimented with a bold, thick silver choker.
ET's Keltie Knight spoke with Porter on the carpet, and the stylish star gleefully touted his "voluminous" pantsuit.
"It's so fabulous, because I have embraced what Old Hollywood used to be," he explained. "I love dressing up, I've always loved dressing up. And the fact that I've created this space where I get to do whatever I want is fabulous. It's so much fun!"
The bold ensemble showcased the star's toned shoulders and arms, which he covered in temporary body art butterflies. As Porter explained, "The butterflies are a symbol of the transgender community."
"[They represent] how you come from the cocoon, you come as one thing, and then you transform into something else," Porter shared. "So I wanted to honor my peeps tonight."
Porter later took to Instagram to share a slideshow of snapshots showing the outfit in all it's glory, and gave even more background on the inspiration behind the look.
"The Category Is: Fashion Gumby Butterfly Realness. 🦋 Today’s @criticschoice custom @hoganmclaughlin look styled by @sammyratelle is inspired by the free-spiritedness of David Bowie and the 1970’s disco era - my all-time favorite," Porter wrote alongside the post.
Previously, Porter wowed in an angelic white Alex Vinash suit at the 2020 Golden Globes just last week. His ensemble featured a jacket with a six-foot-long feathered train, which was carried by his stylist as he glided on the red carpet.
Last year, Porter took home the Emmy for his performance as Pray Tell on the FX series. His win made history, as he was the first openly gay black man to receive the award in the lead actor category.
When asked about the significance of the series, which has been renewed for a third season, he said that "it’s a difficult story, and it has to be told honestly. And that’s the part I’m most proud of, is that we get to see people who choose life anyway, you know, through the darkest times and circumstances."
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