Billy Porter wore a hat with remote control tassels to the Grammys: amazing?

GRAMMY Awards Arrivals 2020
These are some of my favorite inventive wacky looks last night, and because of our ad regulations I’m not including the people who were literally showing their asses or boobs. Plus that’s not original, that’s just attention-grabbing. I’m also skipping the political statements, several of which were from deplorables. First off is Billy Porter, who always brings it, wearing custom Scott Studenberg of Baja East. His lampshade-looking hat was from Sarah Sokol Millinery and the tassels are mechanical, a company called Smooth Technologies rigged that for him. His stylist had the clicker for it. Here’s a video of that hat opening up! His boots are Coach and he even had a little matching clutch with fringe.

GRAMMY Awards Arrivals 2020

I saw this look on Ty Hunter and was amazed. He looks like Cinna dressed him! Look at the golden pins, that’s totally a Hunger Games nod, and how expertly deconstructed yet futuristic that jacket is. Honestly I didn’t know who he was, but it turns out that he’s Beyonce’s stylist! She obviously hired the best. The jacket is by Christoph Rumpf, those awesome boots are United Nude, and the pants are Landeros New York. Amazing.

GRAMMY Awards Arrivals 2020

Shaun Ross is a model, he’s the first professional male model with albinism, and look at this amazing head to toe pearl outfit! This was his first Grammys and his post about it was so sweet. He brought his mom too. I don’t have a designer ID on the outfit but his boots are also by United Nude, the same company that did Ty Hunter’s boots.

Geraldine Ross and Shaun Ross arrive at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Carmen Vandenberg and Rosie Oddie are in Bones UK and they’re more of an honorable mention in this wacky/amazing fashion post. They wore dressy work jumpsuits with cute pins and jewelry netting with combat boots. This isn’t high fashion but I thought it was fun. I especially liked the little pearls around their hairlines. They were nominated in the rock performance category, for their song “Pretty Waste,” and that went to Gary Clark Jr. for “This Land.
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  1. Aims says:

    Billy never disappoints. I love him.

  2. Guest with Cat says:

    I’ve recently taken in two feral kittens. They would love all that fringe!

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Aw, that’s so awesome! Thanks for giving those kitties a home! And yes, they would go nuclear on that hat. 🐱

    • lucy2 says:

      Aw, that’s great! Yeah, cats and fringe do not mix well. I love it though, Billy is always so creative, and wears it so well.

  3. greenmonster says:

    I love it. I just imagine me wearing this at work… anytime I’m done listening to someone I press the remote control and close the curtain.

  4. ChillyWilly says:

    That coat on Ty is sublime!

  5. Kaylove says:

    I need to know how you sit down in an outfit like Shaun Ross’?

  6. TIFFANY says:

    And somewhere Sia is saying, ‘Why didn’t I think of that’.

  7. Nina says:

    I love how men’s outfits on the red carpet got more and more exciting over the years. A fine, well fitted classic suit is great, but this makes me happy.

  8. bucketbot says:

    Billy dress and accessories were good. But make-up was terrible. Its glaring and ruins the look imo. Do any one, go for an elaborate headpiece and keep the make understated or do the opposite, both together make the look guady.

  9. ariel says:

    Billy Porter is the only person that matters in a fashion sense anymore. Everyone else could wear sweats- they all look “fine”.
    No one is even in the same class as Mr. Porter.

  10. Trish-a says:

    Billy made the night! He’s the best.

    • Badrockandroll says:

      And such a good actor too – I would never have the self-control to NOT grin like some demonic banshee when those curtains slowly magically opened!

  11. dota says:

    And to think that Bobby Trendy used to stand out in a crowd. I wonder how he feels about being just another regularly dressed person.

  12. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    If I could just have Shaun’s coat please?

  13. SJR says:

    Well, I guess I am officially old.
    I just think this is a costume vs. a nice outfit for a formal do.
    Yup = old.

    • Other Renee says:

      SJR, I must be old too. I think they’d all look great at a costume party or for Halloween. At an event like this, I think they all look ridiculous.

      • Real Housewife says:

        SJR, if it makes you feel any better, I’m so old that I think the one guy looks like the crazy evil lady from Power Rangers. I’m THAT old 😂

  14. Annie says:

    I’m kind of over his antics lol. It feels very Lady Gaga circa 2010 when she didn’t know what to do next to be the craziest person on the red carpet and she ended up wearing a meat dress at some point. There comes a moment when it’s an overload. We get it, you’re CrAzY. Idk. Not for me. It’s so tryhard. I like different and edgy but not desperate.

    • Sass says:

      Annie I’m starting to feel the same way. I like him, I’ve watched his interviews and I get what he’s doing but he’s jumping the shark now.

  15. CC says:

    It’s getting a little old, Billy.

  16. suzy_snowflake says:

    Don’t like him very much. He’s a soso actor and above all a one trick pony.

    • Evie says:

      I’m so tired of him. I don’t know about his acting skills, I know he’s an Emmy and Tony winner, all he does is get attention on the red carpet. Is tired of seeing him coming full of himself as I am the best on a red carpet. This trick is Zzzzz.

  17. Jan says:

    Porter killed it!

  18. JRenee says:

    The eyeshadow wasn’t very good.