4 August 2022

The skirt is this summer’s must-have staple for progressive celebs

We look at the stars who wore it best.

After Brad Pitt rocked an eye-catching linen skirt from Haans Nicholas Mott, A$AP Rocky has raised the fashion stakes by donning a leather Givenchy skirt – a boundary-pushing look that’s run the Bullet Train star’s effort off the tracks.

Of course, skirt-wearing men don’t cause quite the commotion they used to (it is 2022, after all) but seeing them step into the mainstream so frequently is a breath of fresh air. So who else is leading the way with their gender-fluid embracing of the humble fashion item?

Moon Knight actor Oscar Isaac is well-known for sporting a skirt, stepping out in a suave skirt and leather jacket pairing from New-York brand Commission at a screening for the aforementioned show, causing a meltdown online – this followed his Thom Browne outfit he sported during a press run in Berlin.

It’s not just prevalent in the music and acting world, either. Who could forget NBA star Russell Westbrook’s Met Gala look where he ditched the track pants for something slightly more free-flowing from Thom Browne between the knees?

When discussing redefining gender norms, Harry Styles is probably one of the first names to come to mind. The star has made the skirt his own – who could forget his famous Vogue shoot?

Taking it back a few years, one of the more famous examples of skirt-clad men comes from Mr Yeezy himself, Kanye West. The rapper famously wore a myriad of leather skirts during his emo phase in the Yeezus era, and his influence is still clearly seen today, with Rocky’s fit looking like something you’d find in Ye’s wardrobe circa 2013.

So with just a few weeks of summer left, we think it’s time you take a page out of these style icons books and ditch the baggy jeans for a breezy, striking skirt (although probably best to avoid leather in this heat).

  • Writer Chris Saunders
  • Banner Image Credit Instagram / Thom Browne

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