Porter's custom bejeweled catsuit was outfitted with 10-foot wings

Billy Porter sure knows how to make an entrance.

For his interpretation of this year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” the Broadway star arrived at the 2019 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala on Monday not on his own two feet, but on a litter carried by six shirtless men wearing shiny gold pants and headpieces.

Porter himself wore a spectacular custom “Sun God” ensemble by The Blonds which included a bejeweled catsuit outfitted with 10-foot wings and a 24-karat gold headpiece. He also wore custom gold glitter ‘Atlanta’ boots by Giuseppe Zanotti.

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Billy Porter at the 2019 Met Gala
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After stepping onto the carpet himself, Porter, 49, spread his wings and posed for the cameras.

Billy Porter
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Billy Porter attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City.
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The Pose star is no stranger to stealing the show on a red carpet, and is particularly fond of a good cape moment. In a recent interview with New York Magazine‘s The Cut, he revealed that he hired stylist Sam Ratelle last March to elevate his style — and started shopping more freely on his own.

“I went and dropped so much money at Rick Owens,” he said. “That was the beginning for me: the Rick Owens platform boot. There’s femininity inside of it, but there’s also a strength to it.” (He loved the six-inch boots so much that he wore them under his dress at the Oscars.)

“My authenticity was a liability for me for a long time. And I got used to it. I got fine with it, whatever that was,” he added. “But I got to a place where I had to tell it. We cannot be silent. That’s what I learned from Pose, my friends, and that era. I had to be honest. I had to be real.”