You Better Work, Brooch: Men Rocking Pins on the Red Carpet



The pin is in! Let Billy Porter and Chadwick Boseman show you how it’s done.

billy porterBilly Porter

A thousand apologies for not running a photo showing the fabulous full-length fuchsia-lined cape that Porter—nominated for the FX series Pose—wore with this custom Randi Rahm ensemble at the Golden Globes. (Google it; you won’t be sorry.) It’s only because the cape covered the trio of Oscar Heyman flower brooches on Porter’s jacket—the perfect finishing touch to Rahm’s intricately beaded, six-months-in-the-making design.

Platinum, diamond, and enamel gardenia brooch; $76,000; Oscar Heyman; 212-593-0400; oscarheyman.com

alex soldier coronaria broochUNDER $5,000
Coronaria brooch/pendant in platinum-plated sterling silver with 14 ct. white topaz and 32 black freshwater pearls; $3,500; Alex Soldier; 212-354-4244; alexsoldier.com

alexis bittar liquid PVD flower pinUNDER $500
Liquid PVD flower pin in hand-carved Lucite with crystal accents; $295; Alexis Bittar; 718-687-4144; alexisbittar.com

chadwick bosemanChadwick Boseman

Perhaps taking a cue from fellow brooch aficionado Porter, Boseman also arrived at an event—the Screen Actors Guild Awards—with not one but three brooches lining his lapel.
The Black Panther star donned a selection of 18k yellow gold and diamond Schlumberger clips from Tiffany & Co. And he didn’t stop there: We also spotted a Tiffany T bangle and two Tiffany T rings, all edged with pavé diamonds.

schlumberger five leaves clipSchlumberger Five Leaves clip in 18k gold with diamonds; $23,000; Tiffany & Co.

aaron henry leaf broochUNDER $5,000
Brooch in 18k green gold with 19.2k yellow gold leaves, 0.22 ct. t.w. platinum diamond stem, and 0.04 ct. green sapphire tip; $4,410; Aaron Henry; 213-623-4228; aaronhenry.com

tateossian leaf broochUNDER $500
Fern lapel pin in rhodium-plated brass; $125; Tateossian; fadi@tateossian.com; tateossian.com

(Porter: Santiago Felipe/Getty; Boseman: Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)