Always expect the unexpected.
Billy Porter doesn't merely walk a red carpet; he stages a performance. Since being catapulted into the limelight with his Emmy Award–winning role in Pose, the actor-slash-singer has turned heads at every event he's attended, effectively changing the rules of propriety. He has sashayed in front of photographers flaunting gender-fluid ensembles—from voluminous ball gowns and feathered headpieces to embroidered capes and colorful suits that are unlike any other—bucking traditional tuxedos and three-piece suits. Indeed, he's proved that men, too, can put on a show.
Though he piles on the camp and the theatrics, he also brings a touch of elegance to his appearances: The jackets always fit just right, the skirts are always the perfect length, and the accessories never detract from the overall outfit—unless it's by design. With all this in mind, Porter is a pioneer of red-carpet dressing, a bona fide artist who always brings the unexpected.
Ahead, we track the star's most memorable fashion moments.