Billy Porter Shut The 2019 Oscars Red Carpet Down In Christian Siriano
I'm sure the conversation between Billy Porter and designer Christian Siriano regarding his custom look for the 91st Academy Awards went like this:
Billy Porter: I want to be the best dressed person at the Oscars
Christian Siriano: Say, less.
For fashion's red carpet Superbowl Porter, who was recently the sole ambassador for New York Fashion Week: Men's graced the red carpet in a custom Christian Siriano tuxedo gown. Breathtaking. Genius. Stunning. In theory, the look is quite simple. Up top, you'll find classic menswear with a twist: a tailored blazer with big lapels, a larger than life bow tie, and classic white shirting accented with fancy ruffled cuffs. Drop to the bust line and signature Siriano takes center stage with a black corset top that hugs the body down to the waist into a full hoopskirt. The combination left me speechless. Here was a perfect take on regal red-carpet wear that broke gender norms, provokes conversation and somehow still easy to understand when you scanned the look from tip to toe. Bravo Billy Porter, and Christian Siriano; this was a fashion moment.