Published: Tue, February 26, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Oscars 2019 Best Dressed: Billy Porter or Lady Gaga?

Oscars 2019 Best Dressed: Billy Porter or Lady Gaga?

Nakuul Mehta is looking up to Ranveer Singh to give a befitting reply from Bollywood to Billy Porter's Oscars Red Carpet look. Porter was interviewing celebrities on the carpet during the lead-up to the show, often taking time to show off his look to the cameras. "I dealt with a lot of homophobia in relation to my clothing choices". The red carpet of the 2019 Academy Awards featured some of today's best-dressed stars, but Porter and Gaga undoubtedly stood out in all black.

Taking to Instagram, Porter shared his picture of going to the Oscar's and captioned it saying, "Call me Cinder-Fella. Women show up every day in trousers, but the minute a man wears a dress, the seas part", Porter said.

"That Globes outfit changed everything for me".

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Often a fashion adventurer, the stage performer, singer and actor stood tall and proud in a bombshell velvet tuxedo gown created by Christian Siriano. "Y'all trippin'? I stopped traffic!" "This industry masquerades itself as inclusive, but actors are afraid to play, because if they show up as something outside of the status quo, they might be received as feminine, and, as a result, they won't get that masculine job, that superhero job".

Porter also discussed his queer identity and challenging both masculinity and femininity.

However, "this look was interesting because it's not drag. I wore it with Rick Owens shoes", he recalled.

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