When it comes to red carpet fashion, the stereotype of men is to just put them in a traditional tuxedo and go. But many actors are now starting to play with fashion, whether it’s a kilt as a nod to their ancestry or exploring high fashion clothing. A few stars are leading the way – we see you, Billy Porter.
After playing in Laid and having a higher profile, Porter decided to defy fashion norms at the 2019 Oscars, where men tend to dress conservatively. He showed up in a tuxedo dress that stole the show. “My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up,” he said. vogue. “To defy expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean? Women show up in pants every day, but as soon as a man wears a dress, the seas part.
He’s not the only one pushing boundaries as Jared Leto, Jaden Smith and even Pete Davidson feel the freedom and confidence to express themselves through their wardrobe. Smith, who started wearing dresses at age eight, has created a gender-neutral clothing line for “the girl who wants to be tomboy or the boy who wants to wear a skirt,” he explained. at Variety. It’s a reminder that the wardrobe doesn’t have to be charted by gender – it’s a work of art that some men choose to flaunt with confidence.
A version of the article was originally published in May 2022.