The 2021 Emmy Awards have finally kicked off. And before we embark on the exciting ceremony, today’s biggest stars face off on the red carpet to see which style will reign supreme. And a major star – Billy Porter – arrived within minutes.
Porter is known for their extravagant, avant-garde and breathtaking looks, from the most luxurious dresses to the best stitching. And this season, he opted for a new inspiration: Big bird, but make it fashion.
Porter arrived on the red carpet at the 2021 Emmys in an all-black ensemble with outstretched wings – yes, seriously, and that’s all. Pairing wide leg pants with a full upper body jumpsuit, he accessorized bold diamond jewelry from the neck to the cuffs. The star, of course, was Porter’s wings, custom-made by Ashi Studio Couture.
Was the inspiration a bird of prey or a feathered friend? Maybe it’s in the eye of the beholder.
Porter made sure to make his wings as theatrical as possible, fanning them across the carpet as if to dust off enemies. It was bold, powerful, and most importantly, authentic to Porter’s style, aesthetics, and presence. Porter brings a much-needed level of joy and spectacle to every red carpet, and it’s a fact fans can always count on.
Now to find a pair of wings of their own …