Billy Porter's Mechanical Hat Deserved a Grammy

Billy Porter's Mechanical Hat Deserved a Grammy

Billy Porter's 2020 Grammys red carpet look isn't just great for pictures. She moves, honey!

The Pose star accessorized his custom Baja East crystal-encrusted blue outfit with a custom Sarah Sokol hat. The wide-brimmed hat, which was made in collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist-engineer group Smooth Technology, has motorized peek-a-boo crystal curtains that close and open.

According to an interview with Vanity Fair, it took two weeks to pull the whole look together. "This design is a great compromise. It's a reveal." Porter said. "The crystal curtain stays open, unless you get on my nerves and then I can shut you right out!"

This fabulous hat — designed by Porter himself, along with his stylist Sam Ratelle, and Scott Studenberg — caught the attention of the Internet, and has generated an onslaught of memes. See some of our favorites below.

Photo via Getty


JT: Larger Than Life

Story by Brook Aster / Photography by Leanda Heler / Styling by Briana Andalore / Hair by Tevin Washington / Makeup by Eden Lattanzio / Nails by Tiny / Set design by Milena Gorum