Cate Blanchett Is the Latest Celebrity to Wear a Pussyhat

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Cate Blanchett at the Ghostlight Project in New York City on Jan. 19, 2017.

Amy Schumer and Krysten Ritter also have supported the alternative Inaugural fashion statement.

Cate Blanchett is the latest celebrity to show her support for the Pussyhat Project.

The initiative was formed over Thanksgiving weekend by two friends, screenwriter Krista Suh and architect Jayna Zweiman, who have asked women around the world to knit pink hats featuring cat ears for women to wear while attending the Women's March in Washington, D.C., as well as non-marchers to wear to support women's rights.

Call it the alternative inaugural fashion statement.

Blanchett wore the pink pussyhat while attending The Ghostlight Project in New York on Thursday evening. The project welcomed members of the theater community from across the U.S. to "create a 'light' for dark times ahead, and to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone." By wearing the knitted cap, Blanchett was making a statement that she was pledging to stand for women's rights.

Blanchett, who brought along her children, currently stars on Broadway in The Present, opposite Richard Roxburgh. The Oscar-winning actress was joined by Sally Field, Phillipa Soo, Sara Bareilles and Cynthia Nixon at the event.

Famous supporters of the Pussyhat Project also have included Krysten Ritter and Amy Schumer.

Even Boston's famous duckling statues, inspired by Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings, are wearing pussyhats in the Public Garden. Looks like everyone is grabbing back.


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