Billy Porter Slips on Platform Chelsea Boots for Time 100 Gala 2024

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Billy Porter arrived at the 2024 Time100 Gala in New York City on Thursday, wearing platform Chelsea boots.

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A closer look at Billy Porter’s shoes.

The “Cinderella” actor attended the annual celebration of the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. For this year’s event, held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center, Taraji P. Henson was invited to host the ceremony. The 2024 Time 100 list included Dua Lipa, 21 Savage, Mark Cuban, Leslie Odom Jr. and America Ferrera.

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Billy Porter at the 2024 Time 100 Gala held on April 25, 2024 in New York City.

Porter has been gravitating towards height-boosting silhouettes lately. Earlier this week, the actor wore brown crystal-embellished platform sneakers to the Grammy U Conference. He wore a pair of elevated Gucci boots to perform during the Miami Beach Pride Festival  earlier this month. He wore the same black pair when attending The Williams Institute’s 2024 The Legacy Gala a week before.

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Billy Porter at the 2024 Time 100 Gala held on April 25, 2024 in New York City.

About The Shoes

To walk the red carpet, Porter donned a pair of black Chelsea boots. The leather shoes featured a rounded toe and side panels along the sleeve that allow the set to have a slip-on silhouette. The pair was completed by a rubber platform sole that was about 2 inches tall.

Many stars favor the sleek style including Kendall Jenner, Kanye West and Jennifer Garner, who was seen wearing a Chanel set to sing a duet with Willie Nelson last month.

Chelsea Boots

Dating back to the Victorian era, Chelsea boots have gradually become popular over the years because of its sleek design accompanied by minimal detailing. It gained an increased amount of recognition around the 1960s in a trendy area of London called Chelsea, hence the name. From grunge to bohemian, the Chelsea boot has become a staple piece within several styling trends. The laceless set has been reimagined by several companies from affordable brands like Timberland and Dr. Martens to high end labels like Bottega Veneta and Dior.

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