Here’s Why The Internet Can’t Get Over Billy Porter’s Red Carpet Look At The 2019 Oscars

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Billy Porter attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. | Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Billy Porter arrived at the 2019 Oscars red carpet ready to turn heads.

His look was so bold and outside of the box that it should’ve won an Oscar on its own.

As soon as Porter step foot on the red carpet, the internet went into a frenzy over his outfit and have been praising the actor for showcasing a completely unexpected look.

Billy Porter wore a custom Christian Siriano tuxedo gown

When it comes to unique red carpet looks, Billy Porter definitely takes the cake.

Billy Porter has always made fashion statements at every Hollywood event he attends but this time, the actor took it up a notch all while showcasing self-expression and representation.

On February 24, the actor and singer walked the Oscars red carpet wearing a sharply tailored velvet tuxedo jacket overtop a strapless velvet gown.

The custom look was created by designer and Project Runway alum Christian Siriano.

Not only was the look daring and wildly unique, it also pushed the boundaries of award show dress code and fans everywhere loved it!

Porter decided to challenge the way we assess the idea of masculinity and femininity by going against society’s expectations of red carpet fashion.

“I’m invited to red carpets and I have something to say through clothes. My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up. To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean? Women show up every day in pants, but the minute a man wears a dress, the seas part. It happened to me at the Golden Globes [when I wore a pink cape], and I was like, really? Y’all trippin’? I stopped traffic,” Billy Porter shared with Vogue.

Porter couldn’t have been more proud of the look he and Christian Siriano came up with. The actor credits the designer for bringing his vision to life and not being afraid to give the world something completely out of the ordinary.

The Internet has been in a frenzy over Porter’s look

While discussing the inspiration behind his Oscars red carpet look with E! News, Billy Porter revealed that his ultimate goal was to wear something that would start a conversation.

“I wanted to create a space where we can have a dialogue about the masculine and the feminine and everything in between,” Porter explained.

His goal has certainly been fulfilled because the Internet has not stopped talking about the Pose actor and his daring fashion choice.

Fans have been sharing their thoughts on Billy Porter’s tuxedo dress and many are happy the actor went against gender norms.

One fan tweeted, “Everyone else should’ve gone home when they saw a Billy Porter step out in this look. You just can’t compete!”

Another fan wrote, “Billy Porter is the first Ive seen come down the red carpet (and may likely remain the best?)”

Some fans are even crediting Billy Porter for helping them feel comfortable in expressing themselves through the clothing they want to wear, not what society expects them to wear.

One Twitter user wrote, “I wish I had a Billy Porter when I was a kid. You don’t need to want to wear a dress to be inspired by someone who is unafraid to be themselves.”

We have a feeling this is only the beginning for Billy Porter and his out of this world red carpet looks!