Billy Porter is the latest celebrity who will have a wax-figure likeness at Madame Tussauds in New York. On Thursday, the multi-hyphenate superstar took to Instagram to confirm the news with a behind-the-scenes photo.
“Madame Tussauds New York is in the process of making a brand new wax figure, and it just might be the most fabulous one yet. Coming in 2023, the category is: BILLY PORTER,” the singer captioned the post along with a sparkle emoji.
To make sure the figure captures Porter’s trademark style, he sat down with a team of artists who will set out to create his exact likeness in wax. The figure will wear a recreation of one of the “Pose” actor’s most memorable looks from the 2020 Grammy awards styled by Sam Ratelle — a sparkling Scott Studenberg-designed turquoise jacket and jumpsuit with a motorized screen of crystalline fringe, as well as a matching wide-brimmed hat.
Staying true to Porter’s striking style aesthetic, the figure will also wear a set of sequin-studded platform boots. The silhouette includes a round, chunky outsole with a stacked block heel.
The platform shoe trend is one of the easiest styles to incorporate into any wardrobe. Post-pandemic, platform shoes have emerged as one of the most popular footwear styles. The dramatic heel easily adds flair to any outfit.
Porter’s essential clothing style consists of effervescent patterns, printed muumuus and ruffled separates. He is known to blur lines and promote a more gender-fluid aesthetic. The “Cinderella” star often creates fashion moments that generate new discussions about gender as it relates to fashion. Throughout his career, Porter has donned avant-garde looks from brands like The Blonds, Christian Siriano and Sarah Sokol.
PHOTOS: Click through the gallery to see some of Billy Porter’s best red carpet fashion moments.