Fashion Trailblazer Billy Porter to Speak at MAGIC and PROJECT Las Vegas Fashion Events

MAGIC, PROJECT, and SOURCING at MAGIC Las Vegas announce theater legend, fashion and LGBTQ+ icon Billy Porter will participate in a moderated conversation to kick off the three-day wholesale fashion event slated for February 13-15, 2023, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PROJECT and MAGIC Las Vegas stand for diversity in the fashion community; Porter represents these values as a public figure and celebrity speaker

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Fashion Trailblazer Billy Porter to Speak at MAGIC and PROJECT Las Vegas Fashion Events (Photo: Business Wire)

Fashion Trailblazer Billy Porter to Speak at MAGIC and PROJECT Las Vegas Fashion Events (Photo: Business Wire)

The Singer, Director, Actor, and Producer won an Emmy Award for Lead Actor for his performance as ‘Pray Tell’ in the FX series Pose. A Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee, Porter also has numerous theatre credits, including the role of ‘Lola’ in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, for which he won a Tony Award and a Grammy Award. As a recording artist, he most recently released the single Stranger Things. Upcoming, he will star in the features 80 For Brady and Our Son. Porter also directed an episode of Fox’s forthcoming anthology series Accused.

“Billy Porter will bring his spirited brilliance as a fashion powerhouse to the MAGIC Las Vegas stage,” said Kelly Helfman, President of MAGIC and PROJECT Fashion Events. “He has an incredibly bold sense of style, his story and his vision offer a unique perspective, and these are the types of messages we want to share with our audience.”

All guests registered for the co-located events are invited to attend Billy Porter’s session scheduled for opening day February 13th, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center where Porter will discuss everything from his avant-garde sense of fashion to his take on being a role model in the fashion community.

This is an exclusive event only open to MAGIC, PROJECT, and SOURCING at MAGIC Las Vegas attendees, exhibitors, and press. A valid event badge is required for entry.

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