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Billy Porter Just Slayed the Met Gala as a Sun God

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The star of Pose continues to use red carpets to expand notions of gender within fashion. 

Billy Porter came to slay at this year's Met Gala.

The Pose actor arrived at the iconic "Super Bowl of fashion" and showed everyone that he was up for the task of adhering to the event's infamous fashion guidelines. This year's theme was "Camp: Notes on Fashion," which obviously was not hard for him.

"Camp is often used as a pejorative," Porter told Vogue prior the event. "What I love about having it at the Met Gala, and contextualizing camp, is it brings honor to a word and genre that can be discounted very often, or thought of as cheesy. When it's done properly, it's one of the highest forms of fashion and art."

Porter not only arrived in a "Sun God" inspired catsuit accompanied by 10-foot wings created by The Blonds, but he was also carried into the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala by a group of shirtless men.

Porter's fashion choices on red carpets have become highly anticipated as he uses events like the Met Gala to express gender-expanding ways of dressing during moments when many men are usually expected to wear a simple black-tux.

At this year's Academy Awards, Porter wore his now infamous tuxedo dress by Christian Siriano that was the talk of the town for weeks following.

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