The Pose star slayed in a full-on ball gown. 


Just when we thought we’d seen every red carpet trend imaginable, Billy Porter proved us wrong.

The Pose star arrived at the 2019 Oscars red carpet in a fabulous velvet gown with a tuxedo front and ruffled cuffs from famously inclusive designer Christian Siriano.

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Twitter went wild for the gender-defying look:

Naturally, this isn’t the first time Porter has made a splash on the red carpet. The Golden Globe nominee arrived at the 2019 ceremony in an embroidered pale gray suit with a metallic embellished beige cape with a hot pink underside.

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Oh, and here he is as a personified gift at the Critics’ Choice Awards:

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And as it turns out, this isn’t the first time he’s worn a gown on the carpet:

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Slay, Billy, S-L-A-Y.

Word of advice to awards ceremony coordinators everywhere: we need more Billy! This is a red carpet look we won’t be forgetting any time soon.