Brad Pitt caused quite the stir at the “Bullet Train” premiere in Berlin on July 19 when he showed some leg in a calf-baring linen skirt. Featuring a raw, asymmetrical hemline that was slightly shorter in the front, the brown skirt coordinated with his matching linen jacket and dusty-rose button-down, which he wore untucked, slightly unbuttoned, and visibly wrinkled. He styled the look with black Stylmartin boots, brown tortoiseshell sunglasses, gold and silver chain necklaces, and two chunky gold rings. The outfit revealed several never-before-seen leg tattoos, including a rhinoceros head and a skull design on Pitt’s shin and calf, respectively.
Pitt’s movie premiere get-up was a weather-appropriate choice, considering the heatwave that’s been spreading across Europe as of late. When asked by a red carpet reporter why he wore the skirt, he replied with a grin, “The breeze. The breeze.” Several weeks later, at yet another “Bullet Train” promotional event, Pitt offered a bit more insight into the inspiration behind the outfit. “I don’t know! We’re all going to die, so let’s mess it up,” he told Variety. You heard it here first, folks.
According to Just Jared, Pitt’s skirt set and the rest of his “Bullet Train” press tour outfits hail from New York-based fashion designer Haans Nicholas Mott. The referral-only label is quite secretive, with no website or social media presence. All of the clothing is reportedly hand stitched. Other looks he’s designed for Pitt to wear across Europe include a creamsicle-colored suit, a light-pink zip-up jacket with a teal zipper, and a navy suit with red stitching.
While his premiere look took some by surprise, this isn’t the first time Pitt has shown an affinity for skirts. According to British Vogue, while promoting his film “Troy” in 2004, Pitt said, “Men will be wearing skirts by next summer. 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.” We’re thrilled to see his prediction come true — even if it did take a few more summers than he anticipated.
Ahead, take an all-angles look at Pitt rocking his hand-stitched skirt set on the red carpet, and then check out the best pictures of the actor living it up while promoting “Bullet Train.”