Billy Porter may have just debuted his boldest outfit to date.
The Tony Award-winning actor posed for a new Ketel One ad next to bottles of the brand’s vodka, but all attention was drawn to Porter’s daring ensemble. He showed off his toned form in a black mesh crop top under a neon patterned jacket courtesy of The Blonds.
The outfit stepped even further onto the wild side with his choice of a cheetah-print swim brief from designer Patrick Church; the Rita bottoms feature a neon print base with additions of animal patterns and a repeated face motif, retailing on sale for $68 on the brand’s website.
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BLACK 👏🏿 PRIDE 👏🏿 JOY 👏🏿 #ad I celebrate my Black Pride by standing boldly in my authenticity. With every breath and action I take, I consciously choose my truth and I try to reveal that power through my art, my activism and my humanity. Celebrating Pride 2020 weekend with @ketelone_us, a longtime supporter of the LGBTQIa community. Thank you for your donation to the @translawcenter, a non-profit org that does what it takes to keep trans & gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation. 🌈 #BlackJoy #BlackPride #Pride2020 Photo & Fashion Direction by @sammyratelle Jacket by @theblondsny Bathing suit by @patrickchurchny Sunglasses by @islynyc Shoes by @shoedaism Necklace by @mckenzieliautaudjewelry
The finishing touch of the standout combination came with Porter’s choice of footwear. In a style from Shoedaism by Karin Onderková’s collections, the 5-inch platform heels sit atop a metallic base with strappy uppers and an architectural curved heel. Similar colorways of the Andreja silhouette are available for $636 at Shoedaism.shop.
In the caption, Porter wrote: “I celebrate my Black Pride by standing boldly in my authenticity. With every breath and action I take, I consciously choose my truth and I try to reveal that power through my art, my activism and my humanity.”
Fans of Billy Porter know to expect the unexpected when it comes to fashion and shoes. The “Kinky Boots” alum’s style repertoire includes everything from a glittering Alexandro Fratelli blazer worn over a ruffled dress from Kim Perets and Coach platform boots to 24-carat gold-coated dress with matching bespoke Jimmy Choo towering sandals.
For sky-high heels that match Billy Porter’s choice, check out these next bold picks.
To Buy: Rachel Zoe Ella Platforms, $232.
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