Gender norms, step aside.
Actor Billy Porter broke the internet thanks to his decidedly gender-bending ensemble for the 2019 Oscars! Porter, who stars in the Pose series on FX, decided that the star-studded evening called for drama, volume, and texture, so he opted for a giant velvet tuxedo ballgown that stole the entire show.
The gown was not only a stunning garment that was expertly designed, but also Porter's way of living his truth and embracing his identity as a black man in the LGBTQ+ community. Porter seemed to float across the red carpet, and the internet is officially obsessed with both his boldness and glamour.
Moral of the story? Serve the look how you want to serve just the way you want to serve it. Always.
Whether you're working with a red carpet, a catwalk, or a sidewalk — Porter proves you don't need anyone's permission to be your authentic self. Do what makes you happy. The people will have to either be slain, or they'll get over it and move out of the way.