Whether on the Oscars or the Met Gala, Billy Porter’s placing crimson carpet appearances are etched in our recollections. The Pose actor melds his private vogue with the event — and the result’s a vogue extravaganza. While at it, he additionally challenges gender-specific outfits. So it isn’t shocking that he’s usually seen sporting elaborate robes, skirts and even heels.
But there are others, too. Like singer Harry Styles who’ve experimented with their type additionally appeared on the duvet of a vogue journal sporting a gown in December 2019. Porter, nevertheless, just isn’t a fan.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, as quoted by CNN, he acknowledged that alternatives didn’t come straightforward to him “as a Black, gay man” and there was a disconnect with these given to Styles.
“I created the conversation (about non-binary fashion) and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time,” he advised the publication.
“I changed the whole game…I. Personally. Changed. The. Whole. Game. And that is not ego, that is just fact. I was the first one doing it and now everybody is doing it,” he continued.
Porter, who turned writer with Unprotected: A Memoir, mentioned: “He is the one you’re going to try and use to represent this new conversation…I’m not dragging Harry Styles, but…he doesn’t care, he’s just doing it because it’s the thing to do. This is politics for me. This is my life…I had to fight my entire life to get to the place where I could wear a dress to the Oscars and not be gunned now. All he has to do is be white and straight.”