Harry Styles makes history by being a part of the new Vogue cover. The singer became the first man to appear on the cover of the fashion magazine all by himself. The magazine has never had a solo male on its cover in 127 years.
The Golden singer was donning a Gucci jacket layered over a dress. As he creates history, the singer reflected on dissolving rules and gender norms in fashion. He told Vogue that the people he looked up to in music are “showmen”. The singer looks up to Prince, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, and Elton John.
Harry shared that as a kid it was “mind-blowing” for him and now he will put on something that feels “flamboyant” and he doesn’t feel crazy wearing it. The Watermelon Sugar singer elaborated on his fashion philosophy.
He said, “I think if you get something that you feel amazing in, it’s like a superhero outfit. Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with. What’s really exciting is that all of these lines are just kind of crumbling away.” Harry explained that when one takes away “clothes for men” and clothes for women”, you remove barriers.
The musician further explained, “obviously you open up the arena in which you can play. I’ll go to shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women’s clothes thinking they’re amazing.” Harry is time and again appreciated for embracing his feminine side as he breaks all traditional fashion norms.
He shared anytime you put barriers up in their own life, you limit yourself. The singer explained, “There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I’ve never really thought too much about what it means—it just becomes this extended part of creating something.”
Styles Says He Let Go Of Fear In Fine Line
Harry also sheds light on the difference he can tell between his second and first album. He shared he was very much finding out what his sound was as a solo artist. The musician recalls he could see all the places where it almost felt like he “was blowing with the bumpers up”.
Further, he talked about his second record, Fine Line, and explained how he sees it. He shared, “I think with the second album I let go of the fear of getting it wrong and…it was really joyous and really free.” The singer added and said he thinks with music it is important to evolve and that also extends to clothes, videos, and everything else.
Harry explained, “That’s why you look back at David Bowie with Ziggy Stardust or the Beatles and their different eras;—that fearlessness is super inspiring”. The singer also revealed how he used to throw up before performances because he thought he was going to mess up.
However, he said he feels really lucky to have a “group of incredibly generous fans.” The singer further added, “They’re generous emotionally—and when they come to the show; they give so much that it creates this atmosphere that I’ve always found so loving and accepting.”