The 58-year-old actor posed for photos at the Berlin showing while wearing a brown, raw edge hem knee-length skirt and matching jacket. Pitt paired the outfit with combat boots, a pink button-down, multiple necklaces, and sunglasses.
“I don’t know!” Pitt told Variety about the fashion choice at Monday’s Los Angeles premiere. “We’re all going to die, so let’s mess it up.”
On another occasion, the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actor told an Associated Press reporter that he rocked the skirt for “the breeze.”
Pitt, in the past, has claimed skirts are for men and women, remarking that the “Greeks wore skirts all the time then.”
“Men will be wearing skirts by next summer,” Pitt said while promoting the 2004 historical war film “Troy.” “That’s my prediction and proclamation. The film answers to both genders. We were going for realism and Greeks wore skirts all the time then.”
Pitt isn’t the only mainstream celeb to wear traditionally feminine clothing for a photo op. Singer Harry Styles in 2020 became the first male to land a Vogue magazine cover, and he did so wearing gowns, skirts, and dresses. The creative’s shoot was praised not just inside the space of fashion but hyped for “challenging gender norms” and influencing younger generations, The Daily Wire noted at the time.
Notably, The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens countered the praise with her own commentary, posting via Twitter, “There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men.”
There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence.
It is an outright attack.
Bring back manly men. https://t.co/sY4IJF7VkK
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 14, 2020
“What’s feminine and what’s masculine, what men are wearing and what women are wearing — it’s like there are no lines anymore,” Styles told The Face back in 2019. “I’m not always super outspoken. But I think it’s very clear from choices that I make that I feel a certain way about lots of things.”
“I want everyone to feel welcome at shows and online,” the “Falling” singer added, referencing his habit of waving rainbow flags at concerts. “They want to be loved and equal, you know? I’m never unsupported, so it feels weird for me to overthink it for someone else.”
Amanda Harding contributed to this report