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Billy Porter’s Grammy’s outfit is destined for meme immortality. Turning up yesterday afternoon at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Porter sported a glittering turquoise suit. However, it was his headwear that caught most people’s attention.
The matching turquoise hat featured a silver fringe that opened and closed via a remote control mechanism.
The Pose star’s outfit was designed by Scott Studenberg, with Sokol Millinery creating the hat with some mechanical engineering from Sm00th Tech. Porter worked with his regular stylist, Sam Ratelle.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter was quick to react.
Me: I hate drama
Also me when there’s drama: pic.twitter.com/sCyKFgnzZK
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) January 27, 2020
Me deciding to add to the conversation after being mute the entire time. pic.twitter.com/b3rajW93wl
— Brittny Pierre ??? (@sleep2dream) January 27, 2020
Billy Porter's silver fringe makes him look like Geordi LaForge's fabulous cousin on his mother's side, Gorgeous LaForge. pic.twitter.com/tTOYuFSNa4
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) January 27, 2020
When I’m out with my friends and my social battery dies pic.twitter.com/qtK69OGael
— its 2 things ion like…💂🏾♀️ (@ItsKweenKay_) January 27, 2020
Of course, Porter wasn’t the only star to wow on the red carpet. Gay rapper and singer Lil Nas X wore a bright pink Versace cowboy creation with gold studs and harnesses adding an S&M twist.
Pink like the paradise found: Grammy winner @LilNasX has arrived in custom bubble gum pink @Versace, which includes a cropped studded jacket over a mesh shirt and double-collared harness. Oh, bitch, we’re stanning. #Grammys pic.twitter.com/ygHJoIQsl7
— ?van Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) January 26, 2020
Lil Nas X went on to win Grammys for Best Video and Best Pop Group Performance.
The night’s big winner was Billie Eilish, who won five awards, including best new artist and song of the year. The 18-year-old also became the youngest person to win the Grammy for album of the year for her debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go.
Lizzo was another big winner on the night, scooping three Grammys, including best pop solo performance for her global hit, “Truth Hurts.”