Billy Porter’s wings on the sleeves of his outfit didn’t work the way he had hoped at the Emmy Awards.
The ‘Pose’ actor – who lost to ‘The Crown’s Josh O’Connor for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series’ award – walked the red carpet at LA Live in an all-black outfit with long sleeves , gloves, pants and dramatic ruffled wings on his arms, but admitted that he originally planned for the outfit to be very different.
Speaking on ‘Live From E!’ He said: “Interestingly enough, it was supposed to go all the way to the floor, this little song, and it didn’t. I started playing with shapes and stuff in the mirror and it was like, ‘Well, they feel like wings.’ “
But Billy – who paired her outfit with Lorraine Schwarz jewelry, including a massive diamond and emerald necklace, two diamond bracelets, and several rings and ear cuffs – felt the outfit was appropriate for her role in the new musical “Cinderella”.
He joked: “You know I’m the fairy godmother!”
The 51-year-old star previously admitted he wanted to send a “clear” message with his red carpet outfit.
He said: âYou know, I’m working with Ty Hunter now who’s my new stylist, and we really, in my forties, were able to just overpower and take the driver’s seat of the train that took off.
“It took off so fast that, you know, I just wanted to make sure that what I’m saying as I walk on these red carpets, in the events – as a walking political work of art, that’s what I am trying to be every time – that we are clear. “
The 51-year-old actor has gone viral with his daring sets at the Oscars, Met Gala and Tonys.
And Billy has previously said he puts outfits together defining the event and creating a deeper meaning with his style.
He explained, âWe decide first by trying to define the timing. What the event is about and then we go from there. I’m a very story-driven person coming from being an actor, so I always try to have a narrative for myself so that there is always a reason and there is always a point. I want to be a traveling work of art – political art – whenever I can, whenever I show up. I let others say that [I’m a fashion icon]. You know, show business is difficult because you limit confidence and arrogance, so I try to be on the confidence side. I’m going to let others call me a fashion icon at least for the next couple of years and then I’ll do it myself. But that’s what people say. “