If there is anybody who could audaciously pull off whimsy and elegance at the same time, Billy Porter has all the fashionistas beat.
The Pose actor's ebullient personality and charisma simply could not be contained in even the smartest of suits while on the red carpet.
After enchanting people in a gender non-conforming Christian Siriano designed tuxedo gown last year, Porter turned heads by going with a two-piece royal gown for this year's Oscars.
The glint from the gilded feathers adorning his turtleneck bodice caught every eye and the elegant songbird appeared as if he had just made contact on terra firma.
He has safely descended from the heavens.
.@theebillyporter in custom Giles Deacon Couture. More red carpet and commentary later on our site. #Oscars2020… https://t.co/GnSoIV8xD4— Tom & Lorenzo (@Tom & Lorenzo)1581285694.0
Billy Porter at the 2020 #Oscars 🧡 https://t.co/H4uLz4aa5G— MEFeater Magazine (@MEFeater Magazine)1581287090.0
The sartorial event was designed by British style icon Giles Deacon and the Baroque-inspired pouffed skirt was reportedly inspired by the interior of the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace—where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reside.
There is no denying Porter's fabulousness, but a photo of him getting a load off was the pose everyone is talking about. This is how the fashion icon bundled up after taking refuge in a tent following a brief downpour on the red carpet.
And he gave us comfort realness.
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When it comes to looking fabulous, there is no down time for Billy Porter.
When the breeze hits...It ain't easy being THIS glam! @theebillyporter #BillyPorter #Oscars https://t.co/WzjuOsSUgp— On The Red Carpet (@On The Red Carpet)1581286886.0
@OnTheRedCarpet @theebillyporter Love billy x— Oojamaflick (@Oojamaflick)1581289004.0
@OnTheRedCarpet @theebillyporter He looks like he’s leaned against an arm of a couch. Brilliant!— a neocon like Trump (@a neocon like Trump)1581294982.0
Grey blankets are now IN!
@OnTheRedCarpet @theebillyporter Billy Porter just made grey fleece blankets trend on Amazon. If we could all look… https://t.co/TVV4t8ObwZ— GloriaPaulsen (@GloriaPaulsen)1581304112.0
@OnTheRedCarpet @theebillyporter He looks like that person that is always cold IN the office.— Ashlix (@Ashlix)1581308030.0
@theebillyporter You are my fashion hero.— JeffM (@JeffM)1581298611.0
Some people tried to get all sassy.
Instagram vs. Reality. 😂 #Oscars https://t.co/QsbQYUecMQ— Entertainment Tonight (@Entertainment Tonight)1581285178.0
@etnow @theebillyporter https://t.co/wNVT2onVCp— Word on the Street (@Word on the Street)1581296839.0
@etnow @theebillyporter Omg. I’m wearing this exact same outfit right this minute! Major coincidence or message from beyond?— loshombredepaco (@loshombredepaco)1581303224.0
Most were here for it and wanted to cuddle up with him.
@etnow @theebillyporter Resonating with the blanket style! ❤️— Vanessa Yanez (@Vanessa Yanez)1581292202.0
@etnow @theebillyporter Yessssssss.I love his spirit— stev (@stev)1581293490.0
While some tried to mock his casualness, he humbly commented on LA weather.
It’s raining in LA and it’s cold Betches!!! https://t.co/gpsXJxERfp— Billy Porter (@Billy Porter)1581285360.0
@theebillyporter we love you and all your coziness😘❤️— mena💫 (@mena💫)1581291119.0
@theebillyporter Still looking fabulous in the cold! 😍— Millennial Edition (@Millennial Edition)1581291428.0
@theebillyporter You look dazzling and comfy!— Dawn Drost (@Dawn Drost)1581296062.0
@theebillyporter iconic— lolamonroy (@lolamonroy)1581297655.0
@theebillyporter Work that brillance with your blankie Cold ain't cute We love you Billy Porter - I am so happy to… https://t.co/uKi8mvhAcs— Grown Folk Conversations (@Grown Folk Conversations)1581301589.0
@theebillyporter And we love it! Cuddle up & let it rain #LA! 🌧— Karen Borchgrevink (@Karen Borchgrevink)1581316184.0
He achieved something very unique here.
Billy Porter has somehow managed to master both being at the #Oscars and what people look like tweeting about it https://t.co/1DpxpRx5Ht— Nooruddean (@Nooruddean)1581288225.0
But not everyone can pull it off.
@BeardedGenius @theebillyporter I don’t look this good tweeting about the #Oscars https://t.co/3UvgG4kgFC— Gav (@Gav)1581288784.0
Once again, Porter made a fashion statement—and where is his trophy for cozy elegance?