Billy Porter Tells Colbert ‘If I Feel Like Wearing A Dress, I’m Gonna Wear One’

Billy Porter is done with traditional gender rules in fashion.

The “Pose” star was on Global’s “The Late Show” Wednesday night where host Stephen Colbert asked him about his impressive “red carpet work” and whether fashion can make a political statement.

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Porter explained that he thinks fashion can definitely be political, especially when it comes to displays of gender.

“We’ve moved beyond the idea that women wearing pants is a problem,” he said. “Women wearing pants is powerful, it’s strong, everybody accepts it, and it’s associated with the patriarchy, it’s associated with being male.

“The minute a man puts on a dress it’s disgusting, so what are you saying? Men are strong, women are disgusting? I’m not doing that anymore. I’m done with that. I’m a man in a dress and if I feel like wearing a dress I’m gonna wear one.”

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Porter wore a gorgeous black gown to the Oscars earlier this year, and has made other bold fashion statements, including at the recent Met Gala.

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on Global.

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