Billy Porter’s Red Carpet Look Puts a Dramatic Spin on the Tuxedo Dress

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Billy Porter, the Pose actor and ABC Oscars commentator, stunned on the 2019 Academy Awards red carpet in a Christian Siriano tuxedo dress.

But this was no ordinary tuxedo dress, this was a velvet ball gown/tuxedo with a full skirt and train. According to the official Christian Siriano Instagram account, the piece was custom made for Porter. (Of course.)

“The most divine moment! @theebillyporter in a custom Siriano tuxedo gown at the #oscars! Shut this carpet down!” the caption reads.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the 49-year-old star slay the red carpet (remember his custom embroidered suit and cape from Randi Rahm at the Golden Globes?). Tonight, he paired his look with a velvet bow tie and ruffled white sleeves. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention that matching bolero jacket, of course.

Porter officially took black tie to a whole other level.

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