One week, two red carpets, two men in drag, big commotion, what was going on?

One, Lars Eidinger, appeared in a black cocktail dress on Monday at the premiere of "Jedermann" in Salzburg.

A day later, Brad Pitt walked the red carpet at the German premiere of his new film “Bullet Train” in Berlin wearing a rust-red linen skirt.

Is this the breakthrough for men's rock?

Anke Schipp

Editor in the "Life" department of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday newspaper.

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Men in women's clothing have long been a subject for disguise comedies such as "Charley's Aunt", "Tootsie" or "Mrs.


Even in fashion, the topic did not really catch on.

David Bowie wore a dress on the cover of his 1970 album The Man Who Sold the World.

Jean Paul Gaultier regularly presented men's skirts on the catwalk as part of his men's collections, but he remained the only one in Paris and Milan.

British singer Harry Styles often shows himself in rock and consistently wore it in a complete series of photos in American Vogue earlier this year.

But Styles as a colorful bird is unlikely to serve as a

role model

for the average employee.

The fact that Brad Pitt is now appearing with Rock could give the topic new impetus.

Because the Hollywood star was alternately cast as a heartbreaker or action hero, especially at the beginning of his career, and his masculinity on display brought numerous blockbusters to Hollywood.

Now he is 58 years old and father of six children.

The fact that he stepped onto the red carpet as a seasoned old white man with a skirt could be groundbreaking.

Neither heels nor dresses

Because it is surprising that women suddenly find themselves in the role of men when it comes to clothing: everything is allowed for them.

The reverse is not true: the average straight male doesn't wear heels, skirts, or dresses.

The fight for legroom is not just about those men who long for women's clothes or want to live out their feminine side, but first and foremost, very pragmatically, that wearing a skirt, especially on days with temperatures above 30 degrees, could also be quite pleasant for men.

Therefore, in the future, a skirt and pants should be a matter of course for all genders.

We have to free ourselves from expectations, said Lars Eidinger to a television station on the night of the premiere, and should wear what we think is beautiful.

Incidentally, both actors stylishly demonstrate how to wear women's clothing: with black patent leather low shoes (Eidinger) or sturdy combat boots (Pitt).