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Re: OVER THE TOP - CHRISTIAN SIRIANO TUX GOWN AT OSCARS LAST NIGHT

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It was already discussed in another thread. It wasn't Siriano's idea. He just took it to a more refined and elevated level. 

I'm sure they both knew about Hector Xtravaganza in the below picture. 

 

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@greeneyedlady wrote:

I love this quote I just read from Billy Porter in a Vogue article. "People are going to be really uncomfortable with my b--k a-- in a ball gown. But it's not anybody's business but mine".

 

I agree with him. And he didn't wear it for shock value or publicity, he explains the reasons in the article.


The way he walked & carried himself..and posed with that long train....

I would bet you could throw a stick & hit a couple dozen women

who couldn’t present it like that.

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Re: OVER THE TOP - CHRISTIAN SIRIANO TUX GOWN AT OSCARS LAST NIGHT

Not offended or shocked by the gown, or by the fact that it’s being worn by a man.  Don’t feel the need to call anyone names, not that there is ever the need, but it does seem to be SO much the done thing right now.

 

I like new and unusual, but this gown, the gown it’s self just doesn’t move me.  It doesn't surprise, or delight, it doesn’t move any markers, or inspire me to think in a new way.

 

Too bad , wish it did.

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Re: OVER THE TOP - CHRISTIAN SIRIANO TUX GOWN AT OSCARS LAST NIGHT

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@goldenretriever wrote:

That's ridiculous. HUGE thumbs down. 

 

I'm so tired of the attempt at making men girly....dresses, skirts, he-hive, man-bun. "They" are trying to normalize it....it isn't. 


 

 

Skirts, dresses and buns on men are a couple of millennia old and across many cultures and countries. 

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Re: OVER THE TOP - CHRISTIAN SIRIANO TUX GOWN AT OSCARS LAST NIGHT

The more I look at the Tux-Gown, the more I love it.

Billy Porter's red carpet fashion statement was just that.  The impact served multi purposes.  One, to get him attention, two, to show off Christian Siriano's design

and three, to quote Billy Porter:

 

"The idea that someone should fit a certain mold or they’re deemed unworthy is a practice that is long outdated."

 

 

Another interesting look was by production designer, Hannah Beachler, who wore a face adornment by Douriean who created the jewelry worn in Black Panther.

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/chinchilla1970/status/1099798642817261569

 

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Re: OVER THE TOP - CHRISTIAN SIRIANO TUX GOWN AT OSCARS LAST NIGHT

Not very masculine -- actually it looks rather foolish, odd and girly on a man?!

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@momtodogs wrote:

I have no idea who Billy Porter is....never heard the name until yesterday.  I must live under a rock.


@momtodogs- Me, too.  Never heard of him and still don't know who he is.

 

For the record, I thought it looked ridiculous.

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I wonder what "Beth" said that was so rude that they removed the post.  I might not like something that someone has said, but I try not to be rude about anything!

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Re: OVER THE TOP - CHRISTIAN SIRIANO TUX GOWN AT OSCARS LAST NIGHT

To Each His Own.......but a dress/gown on a man, sorry not for me.

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Re: OVER THE TOP - CHRISTIAN SIRIANO TUX GOWN AT OSCARS LAST NIGHT

I don't think Billy did it for shock value - just because others are shocked by it. From an interview from that day

 

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As we all know through time and other cultures - Why do we deem some are acceptable and others are silly or ridiculous? If someone wasn't being silly or ridiculous- I would be wearing petticoats and a hopped skirt. Thank goodness for the first manly shock seeking women to don on pants.

 

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