Billy Porter kicks off Oscars red carpet in velvet tuxedo gown

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Monday, February 25, 2019
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At the Oscars, Billy Porter stood tall and proud in a bombshell velvet tuxedo gown created by Christian Siriano.

LOS ANGELES -- Billy Porter got the Oscars red carpet off to a fierce start.

Porter, who has made bold fashion statements at nearly every show this award season, stood tall and proud in a custom velvet tuxedo gown created by Christian Siriano. There was a bow tie, ruffle-cuff white shirt and classic tuxedo jacket on top paired with a strapless full-skirted gown in inky black.

Porter was also decked out in jewels from Oscar Heyman & Bros. He said he was styled by Sam Ratelle and credited Anna Bernabe for hair and makeup.

Nobody was more excited about Porter's bombshell ensemble than Siriano himself, who tweeted the look as soon as Porter hit the red carpet Sunday afternoon.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.