The Pose star made waves with his iconic tuxedo dress at the 2019 Oscars.
"It was always an expression for me. I always wanted to do something different. I always wanted to express myself in my clothes differently," Billy tells Allure Magazine.
"And I always had great taste. And expensive taste. When I was 10, I could walk into a store for my Easter suit and scan the suits [he mimics pointing to one], and it would inevitably be the most expensive suite in the store. [My family insisted I had] champagne taste on a beer budget ... I understood they couldn't give me the **** [profanity] I wanted," he adds.
The actor previously said his iconic tuxedo dress, designed by Christian Siriano, would change the world.
Billy Porter has already been seen in exceptional red carpet looks during this award season. See our top looks below:
At the 2020 Critics Choice Awards wearing custom Hogan McLaughlin
In Thom Browne at the Annual Urban One Honors
At the Golden Globes, Billy Porter descended as an angel in custom Alex Vinash
At the American Music Awards, Billy Porter showed up in Thom Browne
Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude