Billy Porter arrived at the Met Gala in a open chariot carried by Broadway actors: amazing?

Last night’s Met Gala was amazing, fun and so over the top. The theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion (based on a Susan Sontag essay) was one of the best we’ve seen in years, likely because it can be interpreted so many different ways. Billy Porter, apart from maybe Lady Gaga, had the best entrance. Do you remember when he wore a velvet Christian Siriano tuxedo gown to the Oscars? He rolled up to the Met Gala on an open chariot carried by shirtless Broadway actors and was dressed like a glittering silver and gold Egyptian bird, complete with gilded wings that opened! His breathtaking ensemble is by The Blondes. He had on a crown, jeweled makeup and awesome Zanotti cowboys boots. His was one of my favorite looks last night, but there were so many and it was so much fun.



The creator of Pose, Ryan Murphy, was in Christian Siriano inspired by a Liberace costume. This is definitely camp and I love it down to the little bowtie.



Look at Indya Moore working this little Louis Vuitton gold number and carrying her hair like an accessory. Tessa Thompson did that too, only her pony was wrapped in latex.
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  1. Div says:

    He was my #1, but there were so many fantastic looks that a lot of people were very close behind imo. Yes, the Egyptian gold motif being carried into a party has been done before but he has enough personality that it just made it the look of the night. Plus, the wings!

    Ryan looked surprisingly amazing.

  2. Mia4s says:

    Billy Porter could not have been more perfect for the theme. Amazing! He should have consulted for all the men.

    • Div says:

      95% of the men were complete disappointments. Billy Porter, Ezra Miller, Ryan Murphy, Jared Leto, and some guy whose name I can’t remember were the only ones I saw on point. Even Harry Styles didn’t do much, and I expected way more of him.

      • Mia4s says:

        Oh the men were the WORST! I don’t even give Jared Leto much credit (not just because I can’t stand him) because he always dresses that way. It’s more ironic than anything else.

        I could kind of give a pass to men who were just escorting their well dressed partners and spouse so; but the men who walked alone in black suits (oh with a couple of sparkles)? Soooooo lame and disappointing.

      • Sharona says:

        Even Taron Edgerton played it safe! It’s like ‘Dude, you just played Elton John in his biopic! You could have borrowed one of his costumes AND did promo for the movie at the same time!’

      • Veronica S. says:

        You would think with how limited men’s options on the red carpet are compared to women’s, they’d jump at the chance to do something unique for the MET Ball, but you know. Straight boys gonna be fragile.

  3. gingersnaps says:

    Billy Porter didn’t come to play he came to slay!

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  5. Lightpurple says:

    Billy Porter rules. He’s coming to Boston in the fall and I’m expecting magic everywhere he goes.

  6. Lana234 says:

    Billy Porter is my favourite of the night he understood the theme and came to have fun. Where as a lot of other ppl didn’t get it and looked miserable. I don’t get why they go if they’re not going to at least look like they’re having fun.

  7. Jess says:

    Loved Billy but expected no less from him. I am surprised and impressed by Ryan’s get up. Very cool.

  8. Heather says:

    I LOVE him! He looks amazing

  9. Nuzzy says:

    Murphy wears that getup like he’s Dracula. Smile! Get some life in the eyes! No one wears that many sequins at a funeral!

    • outoftheshadows says:

      Apparently it weighed 100 pounds. He had to lie down in the car on the way there. He can’t smile because he’s in pain, I would guess.

  10. detritus says:

    ..I want that gold wing cape.

    • Tiffany says:

      RIGHT ???!!!!!

      And the dress from the Oscars. I will wear them around the house….to the store….to the park…down my hallway….in the middle of the street. You name it.

      And I need to get on watching the 1st season of Pose.

  11. Veronica S. says:

    Billy Porter won the night. The moment he hit the carpet, I said to my friend, “Everybody else can just go home at this point” lol.

    I did enjoy Murphy’s look, though. A nice homage to Liberace.

  12. Insomniac says:

    The minute I saw Billy’s name on the guest list, I knew everyone else was playing for second place. And he did *not* disappoint.

  13. Chimney says:

    Billy Porter is one of like 3 people who even understood the theme. I love this look and execution, when it comes to camp he realized there’s no such thing as over the top. Yay Billy!

    I also love Indya’s dress, it looks like the perfect outfit for a night out dancing

  14. Beech says:

    Billy Porter! A quibble with Ryan Murphy, he doesn’t look like he’s having fun.

  15. Raven says:

    Bill Poter was goning me life 🔥🔥🔥

  16. Ye says:

    Both Ryan and Billy look amazing. And Ezra too. Finally dudes are bringing fah-shun.