20 Times Harry Styles Shattered Men's Fashion Norms in Gucci
Since launching his solo music and acting career last year, Harry Styles has been a walking billboard for Gucci in many of his performances and TV appearances. When Harry wears Gucci, though, he doesn't go with a sleek, tailored black suit that is so commonly expected of men. No, Harry opts for the splashy, loud prints that Alessandro Michele is sending down his runways as creative director of the fashion house. But for anyone who wasn't paying attention to Harry while he was in his One Direction days (shame on you, but welcome to the party), this style isn't new for him.
A couple years ago, Harry started to boldly follow in the footsteps of fashionable men who came before him, like Jared Leto or even David Bowie, whom Harry has been compared to countless times, especially as of late. These are men who paved the way years ago for androgynous fashion that's been steadily on the rise and is now blowing up, thanks in large part to what Gucci is currently doing.
With the help of his stylist, Harry Lambert, Harry is setting the tone for this new piece of his life while outfitted almost exclusively in Gucci. Nearly gone are his sleek Burberry shirts and rocker-esque Saint Laurent jackets (he may never give up his Hawaiian-print Saint Laurent shirts, though), and in their places are Gucci's flashy florals and bright colors that would be at home on a man or a woman. These style moves come as no surprise when Harry is the type of man who carries a pink iPhone and chose to design his entire solo album look in a very trendy millennial pink shade.
And though androgyny and flamboyant fashion certainly aren't new, it's refreshing to see more and more high-profile men taking risks and promoting happiness and acceptance, no matter what.
Harry's not afraid to take risks, not only in his new music (hello, an over-5-minute Britpop masterpiece as a debut single?), but also with his revamped image. Sure, he was rocking eye-catching patterns while still in One Direction, but now that his career and life are more or less his own and he doesn't have to conform to what society views a boy band as or even a manly man as, he appears to be doing and wearing what makes him happy and comfortable. It might be custom-embroidered Gucci pants or a delicate lace turtleneck — or even a women's suit for a photo shoot — but nearly all of it is fashion-forward, covered in bold prints or colors, and firmly in ungendered territory. And though androgyny and flamboyant fashion certainly aren't new, it's refreshing to see more and more high-profile men taking risks and promoting happiness and acceptance, no matter what.
To see just what I mean about Harry's new love affair with Gucci, scroll through for 20 times he and the brand were a match made in print-loving heaven. And though this list is by no means exhaustive — Harry has worn a lot of Gucci — it provides a good introduction to what Harry is doing with this new path in his life and career. Frankly, I can't wait to see what he wears next.
This matchy-matchy Gucci suit was one of the earliest Gucci looks Harry sported.
One of Harry's more subdued Gucci picks was this tiger-print button-down that he wore in Mexico.
He can't get enough floral button-downs. Never enough.
This head-to-toe floral suit is something that Alessandro Michele himself would probably wear — and it was the first complete floral look Harry wore.
Harry is also a fan of sheer shirts, especially unbuttoned halfway.
Shiny shirts in pretty colors? Harry loves those, too.
To add to his collection of florals, Harry wore this red floral suit for his final performance as a member of One Direction.
Harry has settled more into plaids and other prints in 2017, like these plaid pants he wore for a radio interview.
Pink. Pussy bow. Blouse. That's really all there is to know about this one.
This Gucci suit is one of the more understated looks that Harry has worn, but the pattern is still bold enough to make a statement.
Dragons are on the rise right now, so these custom dragon-embroidered pants put Harry right on trend.
While we can't be 100 percent certain on this sweatshirt, we're pretty sure it's a fuchsia Gucci sweatshirt . . . that he wore casually draped around his neck.
Yes, Harry is wearing the revived Gucci-logoed hoodie here, and he's been known to pull on the iconic sweatshirt from time to time.
Harry has been spotted in these rainbow boots — and sometimes the loafers — multiple times.
He paired those shoes with this brown and black houndstooth set for a performance and interview in France.
For his first full-length solo concert, Harry wore these beautiful custom-embroidered Gucci pants in what seems to be his new favorite color — pink.
To kick off his week-long residency on The Late Late Show With James Corden, Harry wore a stunning Gucci suit, complete with Donald Duck print.
His Carpool Karaoke look included a floral-print Gucci shirt, of course.
During press interviews for his acting debut in Dunkirk, Harry wore this vibrant red Gucci top beautifully.
Since embarking on his solo tour, Harry has been bringing out printed Gucci suit after printed Gucci suit. He wore this patterned red number at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas, complete with a pussy-bow blouse underneath.