Actresses Wear the Pants on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

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"Tonight is about women wearing the pants, and I chose to literally wear the pants," said Alison Brie.

“Tonight is about women wearing the pants, and I chose to literally wear the pants,” stated The Post actress Alison Brie when asked about her Golden Globes ensemble.

It’s the closest any star came to divulging fashion details (such as the designer) on the red carpet this evening, with women choosing instead to keep full focus on the message of the Time's Up movement.

Brie’s choice to wear pants — a sweetheart-neck bodice with full skirt that fell over tailored trousers – was also made by several other actresses, including The Crown's Claire Foy, Alexis Bledel of The Handmaid’s Tale, Ladybird’s Laurie Metcalf, Christina Hendricks, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Messing and Lena Waithe. 

Their looks ranged from Foy’s sleek double-breasted blazer and wide-leg trousers from Stella McCartney, to Bledel’s embellished black-and-white strapless top with leaf motif and pants by Oscar de la Renta.

While the sea of black to signify the solidarity of Time's Up has gotten a lot of attention, the significance of pants dates back to old Hollywood trailblazers Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn, who consistently and controversially sported trousers during the 1930s and 1940s before it was socially acceptable for women to wear that garment in public. (At least we've made some progress since then.)

Hepburn most famously appeared in pants in 1943’s The Philadelphia Story, a look that has been well mined by designers and by women seeking strong, timeless inspiration.