Harry Styles became the first man ever to appear on the cover of Vogue by himself — but it’s what he’s wearing that’s really making it revolutionary. British singer Harry Styles made history on Friday after he became the first male solo artist to grace the cover of American “Vogue” by himself. Yet another feather for his celebratory cap!
The well esteemed British singer Harry Styles flouted the entire idea of masculinity and propagated an all encompassing concept of gender by exhibiting himself in various gender fluid ensembles.The latest issue of Vogue magazine turned out to be a unique edition so far as it was embellished with Harry Styles and his fluid sense of style,perfectly captured and worded.
“I like playing dress-up in general”-says Styles
The chart-topping performer can be seen mixing and matching clothing across the gender spectrum for the December issue of U.S. “Vogue,” which was shot by photographer Tyler Mitchell, who is best known for his cover photo of Beyoncé in 2018. The 26-year-old singer chose to model a Gucci dress for the photo shoot and thus got featured in a full-length gown paired with a tailored tuxedo jacket. He also poses topless in a Chopova Lowena kilt-inspired skirt. His other photo shoot looks included a kilt by Comme des Garçons Homme Plus and wide-legged checked pants by Gucci.
Along with this ‘challenging-gender-stereotypes-attire’ he also spoke candidly about his perceptions about his fluid fashion sense and expressed his strong disagreement in being “limited” to just men’s clothing.”You can never be overdressed. There’s no such thing,” the 26-year-old singer said in a new cover story for Vogue’s December 2020 cover story. He also instilled a seismic change in the very idea of clothing sense parted primarily on the basis of gender.
He added that he sees fashion as something “to have fun with and experiment with and play with” and rejected the idea that certain clothes should only exist for men or women. For Styles, it’s all about finding “something that you feel amazing in.”
“When you take away ‘There’s clothes for men and there’s clothes for women,’ once you remove any barriers, obviously you open up the arena in which you can play,” he said. “I’ll go in shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women’s clothes thinking they’re amazing. It’s like anything — anytime you’re putting barriers up in your own life, you’re just limiting yourself.”
The mind blowing, revolutionary outfits of the former one direction member Harry Styles received many accolades from his fans worldwide. Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci and Styles’ frequent collaborator, told “Vogue” that Styles was a “very modern” man.“He is the image of a new area, of the way that a man can look,” Michele said. “This brand of confidence as a male that Harry has — truly devoid of any traces of toxic masculinity — is indicative of his generation and therefore the future of the world.”
Through this new issue of Vogue, Styles seems to show that he has continued to let go of his fear and really explore his joy and freedom and has thus opened up a paradigm shift in the panoramic worldview of fashion sense.