Comic-Con Fashion Highlights a Really Sexist Problem in Hollywood

At Comic-Con, fans cosplay their favorite characters from film and television. Hundreds of Harley Quinns, Harry Potters, stormtroopers, and superheroes convened in San Diego, Calif., while their onscreen portrayers were also in attendance — except in their street clothes. Yet while Chris Pratt was in jeans and black T-shirt, Michael B. Jordan a crewneck sweatshirt, and Ben Affleck in sneakers, their female counterparts were all dressed up: Brie Larson, who was announced as Captain Marvel, wore an emerald green jumpsuit from Gabriela Hearst; Margot Robbie’s trench coat dress from Monse with Louis Vuitton booties could have come straight off the runway; Zendaya looked adorably overdressed in a Kenzo ensemble; and more. 

Sure, everyone looked beautiful — Tilda Swinton’s dark green suit was a particular high note — but the juxtaposition of men in casual clothes next to their female co-stars in red carpet-ready ensembles definitely underlined the fact that there’s a sexist fashion issue in Hollywood. 

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