Oscars 2020: Billy Porter's Gown Has Secret Ties To The Historic Kensington Palace

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Billy Porter's look for Oscars 2020 was inspired by a royal palace in England and designed by bridal designer Giles Deacon. Read on for details and see pics.

Written By Danish Ansari | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Billy Porter is one of the most popular Broadway theatre performers in America. The talented artist is just as popular when it comes to his red carpet looks and is known best for his gender defiance and unique style. As for his recent appearance on Sunday’s award ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Billy graced the event in a sleeveless gold-feathered high-neck bodice which was paired with a billowing graphic ball skirt. Billy completed the look with a pair of lace-up heels by Jimmy Choo.

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The inspiration behind Billy Porter's Oscars 2020 outfit

Billy Porter's Oscar outfit was inspired by the interiors of the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace. Billy Porter’s stylist, Sam Ratelle, was on a tour of the 415-year-old residential palace in 2019 where he had found himself immersed in the spectacle while fantasizing on how parties were thrown at the royal place back in the Georgian era. Ratelle explained that he had always thought of Oscars as a kind of royal event. This led him to call a British designer Giles Deacon, whom he had recently befriended and told him about the idea of infusing the regalness of Kensington Palace into a gown for Mr Porter.

According to a media portal, the performer had heard teasing his carpet look ahead of the big event stating that he has something cooking for the Oscars. He added that it was a surprise and that they will have you wait. Billy Porter generally turns to American houses and new names when it comes to crafting his custom looks for the red carpet events and other major appearances.

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