RED CARPET SHOWDOWN OF THE WEEK – Men’s Division: Billy Porter vs. Ben Whishaw

Posted on January 11, 2019


That’s right, bitches! Can we all get a little queer in here? Because these two gentlemen showed up on Golden Globes night and threw down a rainbow-colored gauntlet to every other man in the place. Boys? You been served. Don’t come for the gays when they’re having a good night and formalwear is expected.

But we can’t just let these two stroll on out of here without someone being named the winner. That’s just not how these things are done, darlings. If we can paraphrase RuPaul for a second, “In the tradition of Paris is Burning, the runway is open.” CATEGORY IS…

QUEEN OF THE GLOBES:

 

Lo’s Pick: Billy Porter in Randi Rahm Couture at the Golden Globe Awards

Lo’s Defense: I refuse to say a word in its defense. Please. It’s fucking fabulous.

 

 

T’s Pick: Ben Whishaw in Alexander McQueen at the Golden Globe Awards

T’s Defense: In the interests of offering a counterpoint, Ben stands here as an example of how to bring a little sparkly and queerness to your style while still walking a formal, chic, high-fashion look. It’s a perfectly charming and whimsical take on the tuxedo, which makes it perfect for someone like him. You can tell he loves fashion, but he also likes to color inside the lines – with sparkle and whimsy, mind you. I think he’s doing a lighter, gayer take on the same thing Chadwick Boseman is doing to menswear. He’s opening it up and using it to express himself.

 

TWO QUEENS STAND BEFORE YOU. The time has come! For you to vote:

 

Who won the red carpet showdown for the week of January 6th, 2019?

Billy Porter in Randi Rahm Couture
Ben Whishaw in Alexander McQueen


Style Credits:
Billy Porter: Randi Rahm Couture Embroidered Ensemble with Matching Cape
Styled by Sam Ratelle | Grooming by Anna Bernabe

Ben Whishaw: Alexander McQueen Climbing Flower Crystal Embroidered Velvet Jacket, Black Slim Fit Trousers and White Cotton Shirt

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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