Billy Porter on being called a fashion icon: 'It's very humbling'

PHOTO: Billy Porter attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif.PlayJohn Shearer/Getty Images, FILE
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"Pose" star Billy Porter loves to slay on the red carpet.

Whether it's in a custom tuxedo-ball gown hybrid with a cummerbund bustier or simply wearing a pink cape at the Golden Globes, Porter loves fashion.

It's for that simple reason that the Tony winner has officially become one to watch during events and has already been called a fashion icon.

"I'm still taking it all in," Porter told ABC Radio. "I would never say that about myself but other people are saying it about me. So I receive it."

He continued, "I've always been a fashion person. I've always wanted to have an impact in fashion. So it's a dream come true."

Even with a long list of his forward fashion accomplishments, Porter said he still doesn't see himself as a fashion role model.

"What it like? I don't know. It's humbling," he said. "I will say that. It's very humbling."