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Postby kingfish » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:49 am

I thought the comments on my local TV news website were actually positive sounding.

https://www.wcvb.com/article/billy-port ... n/26500567

And man, that is one epic look.
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby moonshadow » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:16 am

FINALLY A CELEBRITY MAN ROCKING A FULL LENGTH GOWN WITH ONE HELL OF A PETTI!

Gentleman.... we have arrived!

Beautifully elegant! This is so uplifting!
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby dillon » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:03 am

Nice 'fit! But it must take five minutes to gather that hem in order to negotiate stairs.
As a matter of fact, the sun DOES shine out of my ...
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby Gusto10 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:09 am

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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby moonshadow » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:44 am

If you Google the name and hit images, youll see he wears skirts often.
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby moonshadow » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:55 pm

Check this article out:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vogue.com/article/billy-porter-oscars-red-carpet-gown-christian-siriano/amp

To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean? Women show up every day in pants, but the minute a man wears a dress, the seas part. It happened to me at the Golden Globes [when I wore a pink cape], and I was like, really? Y’all trippin’? I stopped traffic! That Globes outfit changed everything for me. I had the courage to push the status quo. I believe men on the red carpet would love to play more. This industry masquerades itself as inclusive, but actors are afraid to play, because if they show up as something outside of the status quo, they might be received as feminine, and, as a result, they won’t get that masculine job, that superhero job. And that’s the truth. I’ve been confronted with that.


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"Women show up every day in pants, but the minute a man wears a dress, the seas part. "

BOOM! This guy gets it!

And let me say.... it sure is a breath of fresh air to see somebody wear something so bold and still identify as a man.
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby crfriend » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:18 pm

Great link, Moon. Thanks for posting it. Much of his commentary was spot on.
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby kingfish » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:23 pm

I hadn't caught that vogue interview, Thanks.

I've told people similar things who have complimented me on my attire.
I'm out to break sex based stereotypes. And to do that right, you have to crush it.

And boy did he do just that on the red carpet.

He's officially attained rock-star super-hero status with me.
It looks like I'm buying some music.
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby Ralph » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:06 pm

Ah, I just posted this on the Freestyle page (because to me it was more about the fashion than the politics) but I see you beat me to it.

I always love velvet and big skirts, but man that would be difficult to move and sit in.
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby STEVIE » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:56 pm

In another corner of the café, a discussion over form and function is taking place.
In this case who cares about pockets and flexibility, this is how we shall progress.
Damn it, the guy is certainly giving the females a run for their money too.
I wonder what it cost though?
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby crfriend » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:23 pm

STEVIE wrote:In another corner of the café, a discussion over form and function is taking place.

That's typical "guy mentality", and who's to blame us for having it -- we are after all, expected to "be ready for anything at any time", and that needs not just talent but tools.
In this case who cares about pockets and flexibility, this is how we shall progress.
Damn it, the guy is certainly giving the females a run for their money too.

This was especially poignant given how many of the women showed up in outright menswear.

I took a good look at the shot of the rig and immediately thought, "I'd wear that in a heartbeat if I had anywhere to wear it". It's interesting to note that necessity did impinge on style, though, and most of the "official" stuff was done whilst he was wearing a pair of palazzo pants (which are essentially split skirts).

The impressive thing is that the "Red Carpet rig" was actually a gown with a tuxedo jacket over it. I'd have executed it as jacket/shirt/skirt, but it's possible that the simple mass of the skirt (and underlays) may have been more than a conventional waist-band could manage so had to be shoulder-supported.
I wonder what it cost though?

I don't even want to contemplate that. It would have easily been a year's salary or more for any of the likes of us.
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby Uncle Al » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:36 am

Hi Carl,

Question or statement - -
crfriend wrote: The impressive thing is that the "Red Carpet rig" was actually a gown with a tuxedo jacket over it.
I'd have executed it as jacket/shirt/skirt, but it's possible that the simple mass of the skirt (and underlays)
may have been more than a conventional waist-band could manage so had to be shoulder-supported.

The answer is - - - - -
Billy Porter on Why He Wore a Gown, Not a Tuxedo, to the Oscars wrote:The custom creation by designer Christian Siriano included a sharply tailored tuxedo jacket overtop
a full-skirted strapless velvet gown.
A play on masculinity and femininity, the look challenged the
rigid Hollywood dress code and was boundary-pushing in all the right ways.


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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby Dust » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:11 am

STEVIE wrote:In another corner of the café, a discussion over form and function is taking place.
In this case who cares about pockets and flexibility, this is how we shall progress.

For events like this, absolutely! Normally I am arguing for practical and pockets and so on, but here, who cares! This is awesome! I never thought I would applaud the huge petticoat thing, but this... Wow.

I think we need practical everyday stuff and impractical special occasion stuff like this. "Both/and” is generally the answer to a lot of things.
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby crfriend » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:50 am

Uncle Al wrote:The answer is - - - - -
Billy Porter on Why He Wore a Gown, Not a Tuxedo, to the Oscars wrote:The custom creation by designer Christian Siriano included a sharply tailored tuxedo jacket overtop
a full-skirted strapless velvet gown.
A play on masculinity and femininity, the look challenged the
rigid Hollywood dress code and was boundary-pushing in all the right ways.

I stand corrected, but am rather curious about how it was all kept in place. Velvet isn't the lightest fabric around, and there's one heck of a lot of it in that outfit!
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Re: Oscar Runway

Postby r.m.anderson » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:02 pm

Did he stand-up (no not a comedy routine) the entire event ?
OR how and where did he sit down ?
OR maybe a sitting pedestal was improvised under all that ?

The wing span exceeds the necessary lift of Mary Poppins all
he needs is an umbrella for dynamic braking on descent.
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