Because ATTENTION MUST BE PAID, PEASANTS. The King AND the Queen of the prom has arrived.
The gown is inspired by and uses motifs found in the Cupola Room of Kensington Palace because of course it does. It would be very much like Mr. Porter to deliberately choose such a gown in order to cement his bona fides as, and relationship to true royalty. THE CATEGORY IS… ROYAL REALNESS. And that’s all great and we think we are fully in love with the bodice. But the skirt is honestly kind of ugly, as are the shoes. This is a truly bold and unforgettable look and, as always, we support Billy’s mission and the way he’s carrying it out. But he’s almost always at his best when his boundary-pushing, paradigm-shattering style choices stay on the the fashion side of the line, as opposed to what’s on the other side of it: spectacle.
The Cupola Room is among the most opulently decorated rooms at #KensingtonPalace and was the vision of early C18th artist William Kent. Here you can see the Roman detail that inspired @gilesgilesgiles’s spectacular gown worn by @theebillyporter at last night’s #Oscars. pic.twitter.com/jAdKIOLiiB
— Historic Royal Palaces (@HRP_palaces) February 10, 2020
– Custom Giles Deacon Couture‘Cupola’ Gown Featuring a Gold Metallic Feather Top and Printed Skirt
– Atelier Swarovski Jewelry
– Custom Jimmy Choo Platform Boots
Styled by Sam Ratelle | Grooming by Anna Bernabe
[Photo Credit: ABC/RICK ROWELL, INSTARImages, JENNIFER GRAYLOCK/INSTARimages.com, AdMedia/Media Punch/INSTARimages]
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