Billy Porter brought the glitz and glam to the 2019 WorldPride opening ceremony on Wednesday night.
The “Pose” actor, 49, performed two songs — “Home” and “Love Yourself” — at the event at NYC’s Barclays Center, clad in a fully crystallized catsuit by The Blonds.
The Broadway star’s custom look was covered in glittering Preciosa crystals and styled with black heeled boots; his floor-grazing Cruella de Vil-inspired coat featured a bright red silk lining that matched his custom Sarah Sokol Millinery hat. He also added a bright blue lip for a little extra dose of glamour.
Once inside the event, Porter ditched the trench for a custom crystal-covered motorcycle jacket, also by The Blonds, that perfectly matched his unitard.
According to the star’s Sam Ratelle, the outfit “reflected all the light on stage, turning [Porter] every individual color of the Pride flag with each step he took.”
Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, the event featured a number of performances from other music icons such as Cyndi Lauper, Ciara and Chaka Khan. All proceeds from the event went to LGBTQ advocacy groups including The Ali Forney Center, Immigration Equality and SAGE.
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