Billy Porter shuts down London Fashion Week with 15 outfit changes in under 72 hours
If you ever needed a photographic example of the word ‘extra’, search for Billy Porter.
The actor has made an appearance on a number of front rows at London Fashion Week, wearing the most fierce and fabulous outfits we’ve ever seen.
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But it’s not just the extravagant outfits that has caught our eye - but the sheer number of changes he’s made so far.
The Pose star has made six outfit changes in under 48 hours so far, despite the rising hot temperatures in the UK.
The 49-year-old came to slay with several outfits that all entirely different, making his entrance to each show as dramatic as possible.
First up, Billy was seen arriving with his husband Adam Smith at the Sharon Waucob show, wearing a smart fitted black blazer, black trousers, a white fascinator (of course) and white floral brooch to match.
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And true to form, he styled the outfit wearing nothing underneath the blazer and a pair of black fishnet gloves.
Then came his second show of the day at House of Holland SS20 where he switched up the monochrome for a bold ensemble.
He donned a fiery pink blazer which he coupled with a pair of black velvet trousers, a white shirt and a monochrome fascinator.
Billy then made a grand entrance at Halpern, wearing a canary floor-length gown with a multicoloured kimono. He styled the look with a gold necklace, earrings and sunglasses.
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If you thought that was it, you thought wrong. The star then completed his night with an over-the-top outfit in true Billy Porter fashion at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief Gala on Saturday night.
The actor arrived wearing an exaggerated bomber jacket, a bejewelled collared top, leather trousers, which he topped off with a black feathered fascinator and black platform heels.
For his second day in the capital, Billy’s jawdropping get-ups continued,
He started on Sunday at the PREEN by Thornton Bregazzi SS20 show storming the runway before the show started wearing a dramatic black and white monochrome jumpsuit with a printed oversized blazer which he styled with a shiny black cowboy hat, sunglasses and a bejazzled choker.
Later, he changed into a slightly daytime-friendly look for Roland Mouret on Sunday, wearing a sky blue cape draped over a shimmering silver jumpsuit, which he styled with a black fascinator, black boots, silver fishnet gloves and a pair of sunglasses.
At Victoria Beckham’s SS20 show, Porter stood out from the crowd as he took his seat on the front row wearing a Japanese-style printed shirt and a matching bandana with a pair of neon orange trousers, accessorising the look with silver hooped earrings, a chunky silver bangle and black shiny shoes.
He later switched it up at the Diversity and Inclusivity panel talk at the BFC Show Space wearing the same red trousers, but paired with a purple jacket, white shirt and a hot pink fedora, finished with a matching pair of gloves.
For his last show of the day, the actor made a grand entrance wearing glitter head-to-toe, in a shimmering silver top, a pair of champagne sequin trousers, multicoloured embellished platform boots and a statement bag.
But he wasn’t finished then. Billy then attended the Virgin Voyages and Gareth Pugh collaboration launch party, alongside Christina Aguilera who looked stunning in a red foil trench coat, wearing a black dress with thigh-high slits, monochrome platform boots. He styled the look with a black wide-brimmed hat and statement bag.
On Monday, the actor attended the JW Anderson show wearing a navy sleeveless trench coat, which he styled with a pair of white platform trainers, white handbag with gold detailing and matching white cuffs with bows. On his head, of course, he wore a black hat.
For the Roksanda show, Billy Porter arrived wearing a tangerine hued ruffled gown finished nicely with a pair of black boots and matching black fascinator. He also wore a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses.
Billy Porter took his front row seat at Erdem’s SS20 show wearing a red and black printed coat over a black jumpsuit with ruffles on each side of the leg, styled with a pair of shiny black boots and a red beret.
Later on in the day, attended the Richard Quinn show wearing a green and blue printed gown, black velvet trousers, hot pink gloves as well as a black hat. Then he arrived at the Christopher Kane SS20 show wearing a pink and forrest green coat with a black hat and matching shiny black boots and gloves.
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Billy Porter has become a fashion icon all over the world for his jaw-dropping outfit choices.
He made headlines in 2019 when he arrived in a glamorous tuxedo gown, designed by Christian Sirano, to the Oscars in February and a gold angel-winged ensemble at the Met Gala in May. He has been considered ‘ground-breaking’ for smashing gender norms with his fashion choices.