Billy Porter Wears Curtain From Broadway’s ‘Kinky Boots’ As A Fabulous Dress

Billy Porter made a large tribute to his beloved Kinky Boots, a show in which he won a Tony Award.

On the carpet, the actor posed in a red suit with a flowing Elizabethan skirt made from the velvet curtain that used to hang at the musical. How genius is that?!

Stylist Sam Ratelle told The New York Times that the handbag company Scenery Bags — a company that makes accessories out of retired theater material — contacted him to see if Porter might be interested in a purse from the curtain.

But Sam, being the creative genius he is, was thinking bigger! Sam eventually asked designer Sergio Guadarrama and creative director Cade Johnson of Celestino Couture to create the gown.

“I want to flip the question of what it means to be a man,” Billy told the Times. “This question of masculinity, this sort of microscope of heteronormative masculinity that we are very often held up to, especially as leading men, needs to be shattered. You know, it’s toxic and I’m over it and I’ve lived it and I’m not doing it anymore.”

YES!

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