The December cover of U.S.Vogue boasts its first-ever solo male feature with the English pop sensation, Harry Styles.
The Watermelon Sugar-singer adorns a full-length Gucci gown, designed by Alessandro Michele, matched with a tuxedo jacket to front the fashion magazine. The featured article discusses the singer’s love for fashion, his music, and his post-COVID plans.
According to Vogue, the act of defying gender norms has always been a part of Harry Styles’ personality. In the magazine, he reminisced his particular interest in fancy dress competitions in his younger years, “I was really young, and I wore tights for [a school play]. I remember it was crazy to me that I was wearing a pair of tights. And that was maybe where it all kicked off!”
Shot by Tyler Mitchell, Vogue’s revolutionary, first-ever Black photographer, Harry Styles looks magnificent in a Chopova Lowena kilt-inspired skirt paired with his topless torso. The tattoos on his chest complete the outfit.
Now, the subject of Harry and his genderfluid fashion isn’t new – Styles did another shoot at the start of the year that made some jaws drop!
The 26-year old went on the cover of a biannual London-based magazine, Beauty Papers, in a pair of fishnet stockings and heeled Gucci loafers. The 70s inspired fashion shoot also had him wear expert contour makeup and red lipstick that he pulled off flawlessly!
When asked about his androgynous dressing style, Styles told The Guardian, “What women wear. What men wear. For me, it’s not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘But it’s for ladies.’ I think: ‘Okaaaay?’ Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though… I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier.”
To prepare for the Vogue cover shoot, the former One Direction member went on a six-day juice cleanse accompanying his daily routine of practicing Pilates and meditation. He has another secret behind his shapely torso. Inspired by his tour mates who introduced him to veganism, Styles has been a pescatarian for the last three years.
Harry Styles also mentioned how meditation played a role in helping him through the tumult of 2020, saying “meditation just brings a stillness that has been really beneficial, I think, for my mental health.” He also expresses his desire to temporarily move to Tokyo in post-COVID era, explaining that “there’s a respect and a stillness, a quietness that I really loved every time I’ve been there.”
With the inevitable discussion of how one spent their time in lockdown, he admits he couldn’t stay on his own at his Los Angeles home for longer than a few days and that he had moved in with some of his current bandmates.
Inside the December issue, there holds another sweet surprise –not only for the fans but also for Mommy Styles – in the form of a sibling portrait. Clad in a crisscrossed Chopova Lowena dress and Church’s shoes, sister of one Harry (Styles), Gemma Styles, partnered with him in the shoot.
While on set, the author and eyewear designer expanded on how their mother loved to dress them up, “I always hated it, and Harry was always quite into it. She did some really elaborate papier-mâché outfits.” She goes on to reveal the details of a memorable outfit: Gemma and Harry dressed as Cruella de Vil and the little Dalmatian dog respectively. The Styles siblings must’ve looked adorable!
Harry Styles joins fellow artists like Jaden Smith, Yungblud, BTS, and more to sport genderfluid fashion unabashedly. We are loving this movement becoming the norm!
Watch Harry Styles sing “Cherry” from his 2019 album, Fine Line, in Vogue’s cover video:
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