The “Pose” star turned up at Sunday’s ceremony on the arm of his husband, Adam Smith, wearing a custom-designed Alex Vinash tuxedo adorned with a massive feather train. He completed the look with Jimmy Choo shoes and Tiffany’s jewelry.
The outfit, which Porter said took three months to create, drew comparisons to Natalie Portman’s ballerina character in the 2010 thriller “Black Swan.”
Porter is nominated for Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama for “Pose,” in which he stars as Pray Tell.
The role has also helped put the “Kinky Boots” actor and singer on the map as a gender-fluid fashion icon.
“I’m so grateful that I’ve lived long enough to see who I am resonate in the way that it is,” he told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. “It wasn’t always like that.”