Billy Porter Dropped a Jimmy Choo Collection, and Yes, the Shoes Are Fabulous

June 07, 2021 at 04:57PM

When Billy Porter is involved in a project, fabulousness is a given. Such is the case with the Pose superstar‘s new Jimmy Choo collection, which he curated alongside the brand’s creative director, Sandra Choi, to celebrate Pride Month. The capsule range features gender-neutral pumps, loafers, boots, and handbags in lush jewel tones, eye-catching metallic, and chic animal print. FWIW, we’ve personally got our eyes on the liquid-gold ankle booties, but every item is equally splurge-worthy.

In a press release about the launch, Billy explained that the collection is inspired by his mom, who has a degenerative neurological condition that affects her mobility. “This line is dedicated to my mother, whose biggest dream as a disabled woman was to be able to walk in
a pair of high-heeled shoes,” he said. “She never got to achieve that dream, but I get to stand in proxy for her for all the world to see. My mother is the personification of the power of what true unconditional love looks like. And as a gender-neutral collection, my goal is to free folks from the chains that bind authenticity on all levels.”

The Jimmy Choo x Billy Porter collection is now available for preorder online, with sizes inclusively extending from EU 36 to 45. To commemorate the launch, the footwear brand donated $100,000 to The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to LGBTQ+ youth. Ahead, admire Billy’s iconic campaign photo shoot and browse each shoe and purse to decide which you’re adding to your summer shopping wish list.

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