Billy Porter on the Joy of Heels and His Inclusive New Shoe Collection

The style star has partnered with Jimmy Choo on a shoe line embedded with a deeper meaning.

Whenever actor and style star Billy Porter hits the red carpet, you know he’s showing up with a fabulous look. Remember his Internet-breaking Oscars gown by Christian Siriano? Or his custom Egyptian sun god look for the 2019 Met gala? And completing his ensembles are usually a staggering pair of high heels, something he’s always had an obsession with. “Being a gay little boy, I was very attracted to my aunt Sharon’s high heels in her closet,” Porter tells Vogue. “I would try them on, and I couldn't wait until my feet were big enough to fit them for real.” 

It’s only natural, then, that the shoe lover is finally getting his very own footwear collection. Today, Porter launches his first shoe collaboration with Jimmy Choo, including stiletto pumps, flat loafers, platform boots, and a few pouch bags as well. “I wanted it to run the gamut, from masculine to non-binary to completely feminine,” says Porter. “We should be able to express ourselves in any way that we want with our [style.]” (Porter even made sure the line was fully size-accessible too, with the pieces available from EU 36 to EU 45.)

Photo: Courtesy of Jimmy Choo

This story originally appeared on: Vogue - Author:Christian Allaire