The Legendary Billy Porter Reviews 15 Trench Coats in 15 Minutes

By and
Photography Richie Shazam
Stylist Malaika Crawford

Published April 11, 2019

Earrings from Jill Heller Vintage. Pants by Gucci. Trench Coat by Dior.

In anticipation of the second season of Ryan Murphy’s Pose, we asked the actor and ball culture legend Billy Porter to do just that—in 15 trench coats, in 15 minutes. “This makes me feel like spring,” Porter said of the Dior trench coat we put on him. “I’m living all my daisy dreams.”

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GUCCI, $3,980

Hat and Pants by Gucci. Shoes (worn throughout) Givenchy.

“Sherlock Holmes–in-training.”

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BALMAIN, PRICE UPON REQUEST

Turtleneck (worn throughout) by AG. Pants by Theory. Glasses Billy’s own.

“Bat bitch. Like the winged monkeys from The Wiz, but make it fashion.”

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GIVENCHY, PRICE UPON REQUEST

Scarf by Hermès from the Real-Real. Pants by Theory.

“This is that Grey Gardens shit I can’t afford.”

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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, $3,800

Pants by Gucci.

“White lady pills and wine. One-percent realness.”

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KENNETH COLE, $169

Vintage Sunglasses from Selima Optique. Pants by Theory.

“I don’t like primary colors and I don’t like neon, but I’ll keep an open mind. This reminds me of Goldie Hawn in Laugh-In.”

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MARNI, $1,860

Pants by Marni.

“I’d wear this to a Björk concert.”

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MAISON MARGIELA, $4,655

Cardigan by Maison Margiela. Pants by Theory.

“The category is: High Fashion Straitjacket.”

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TELFAR, $995

Scarf by Telfar. Glasses Billy’s own.

“Fall dinner on Cape Cod. It’s not too cold, but chilly enough.”

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4 MONCLER SIMONE ROCHA, $1,990

Scarf Stylist’s own. Vintage Sunglasses from Selma Optique. Pants by Gucci.

“Harlequin magic with a hint of a ’70s blaxploitation movie.”

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ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, $3,950

Top by Marni. Pants by Gucci. Glasses Billy’s own.

 “This feels very classic to me, like a traditional executive from day to night.”

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SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO, $2,990

Bandana by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Vintage Belt from What Goes Around Comes Around. Pants by Theory.

“This is what daddies wear to pick up their sons from private school. You ain’t wearing Saint Laurent to pick someone up from public school.”

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VALENTINO, $2,950

Vintage Earrings, Necklace, and Bracelet from Kentshire. Ring from New York Vintage. Pants by Gucci.

“New Money. Show it. Flash it. It’s not a read, it’s the truth.”

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JUUN.J, PRICE UPON REQUEST

Pants by Theory.

“Look at me swish, swish like a superhero walking the runway.”

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HERMÈS, $4,000

Brooch from New York Vintage. Pants by Gucci.

“This reminds me of that song ‘A Foggy Day (In London Town).’”

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DIOR, PRICE UPON REQUEST

Earrings from Jill Heller Vintage. Pants by Gucci.

“This makes me feel like spring. I’m living all my daisy dreams.”

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Hair: Thomas Dunkin using Oribe and Armani at Bridge
Photography Assistants: Noah Blough
Fashion Assistant: Jonathan Coker
Special Thanks: Blank Studio NYC