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Billy Porter: Actor turns heads at Academy Awards by wearing tuxedo dress

Billy Porter: Actor turns heads at Academy Awards by wearing tuxedo dress
Posted at 6:07 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 18:13:57-05

Actor Billy Porter turned heads on the red carpet Sunday by wearing a dress to the 91st Academy Awards.

According to The Hollywood Reporter , the black velvet gown and jacket were designed by Christian Siriano.

Siriano tweeted that Porter was "shutting the red carpet down" in the dress.

Porter, who stars in FX's Pose, a drama focusing on drag queens, played a prominent role in this year's New York Fashion Week and stars in FX's Pose. THR notes that Porter has worn dresses to other prominent awards shows in the past.

Porter told The Hollywood Reporter that he always uses his clothes "as a tool for self-expression."