Cascading Pleats and Platform Boots! Billy Porter’s Pose Premiere Look Is a Work of Art
Billy Porter, always one to get experimental with his clothing, joined the cast of FX’s Pose for the final season premiere in a look so major, we just couldn’t look away. The actor, singer, and style icon tapped London based designer Robert Wun for a gown that showcases the brand’s futuristic approach to fashion. It’s a piece from Wun’s fall/winter 2021 collection, which incorporated cascading, asymmetrical pleats, sculptural corsetry, and a playful colour palette to leave you mesmerized. Wun is inspired by nature when developing new shapes for his artful line, and Porter took note at just the right time.
Working with his team of stylists Ty Hunter and Colin Anderson, Porter was able to secure this look and complete it with one of the brand’s signature handbags in a matching turquoise, along with geometrically shaped platform boots. “I still remember an interview I did in early 2020 that one of my dreams would be to dress the cast from Pose,” Robert Wun wrote on Instagram underneath a photo of Billy on the red carpet. Porter was sure to show off this colourful number from every angle, turning for the cameras so we could all catch a glimpse of his floor-sweeping train. Scroll down to see how he brought Robert Wun’s incredible creation into the spotlight at New York’s Lincoln Centre to commemorate a life-changing show.