2020 Critics' Choice Awards: Billy Porter Stuns in Two-Tone Teal Jumpsuit Gown

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Billy Porter has come to slay...again! 

The Pose star stepped out onto the blue carpet at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. The fashion risk taker, nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series, caught all the attention as he rocked a two-tone teal Hogan McLaughlin pantsuit

Porter's regal raiment featured a gown-style top with a strapless, straight-across neckline, which he complimented with a bold, thick silver choker.

ET's Keltie Knight spoke with Porter on the carpet, and the stylish star gleefully touted his "voluminous" pantsuit.

"It's so fabulous, because I have embraced what Old Hollywood used to be," he explained. "I love dressing up, I've always loved dressing up. And the fact that I've created this space where I get to do whatever I want is fabulous. It's so much fun!"

Billy Porter at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards
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The bold ensemble showcased the star's toned shoulders and arms, which he covered in temporary body art butterflies. As Porter explained, "The butterflies are a symbol of the transgender community."

"[They represent] how you come from the cocoon, you come as one thing, and then you transform into something else," Porter shared. "So I wanted to honor my peeps tonight."

Billy Porter at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards
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Porter later took to Instagram to share a slideshow of snapshots showing the outfit in all it's glory, and gave even more background on the inspiration behind the look.

"The Category Is: Fashion Gumby Butterfly Realness. ? Today’s @criticschoice custom @hoganmclaughlin look styled by @sammyratelle is inspired by the free-spiritedness of David Bowie and the 1970’s disco era - my all-time favorite," Porter wrote alongside the post.

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The Category Is: Fashion Gumby Butterfly Realness. 🦋 Today’s @criticschoice custom @hoganmclaughlin look styled by @sammyratelle is inspired by the free-spiritedness of David Bowie and the 1970’s disco era - my all-time favorite. The hand-painted butterfly tattoos by @heyannabee continue my theme for 2020, which is being released from the bondage of masculinity and flying free. Just like the beautiful ladies from @poseonfx, we are often born into one stage of life and then cocoon into an incubation of self-discovery, transformation, and acceptance, ultimately being released into freedom as beautiful creatures. Style by @sammyratelle Grooming and Tattoos by @heyannabee Nails by @nailzbyvee for @cndworld Styling Assistants @ashleydai1, @alexandra.bucokova Wearing custom @hoganmclaughlin of @peoplesrevteam Jewels by @lynn_ban Custom boots by @coach 📸 by @gettyentertainment

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Previously, Porter wowed in an angelic white Alex Vinash suit at the 2020 Golden Globes just last week. His ensemble featured a jacket with a six-foot-long feathered train, which was carried by his stylist as he glided on the red carpet. 

Billy Porter
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Last year, Porter took home the Emmy for his performance as Pray Tell on the FX series. His win made history, as he was the first openly gay black man to receive the award in the lead actor category.

When asked about the significance of the series, which has been renewed for a third season, he said that "it’s a difficult story, and it has to be told honestly. And that’s the part I’m most proud of, is that we get to see people who choose life anyway, you know, through the darkest times and circumstances."

For more red carpet arrivals, click through the gallery, ahead. 

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