Harry Styles covers the December issue of Vogue. I’m covering the Vogue interview with Styles at a later date – it’s a good piece, and worth a separate post – but that’s not what this story is about. This story is about the Vogue editorial, where Harry Styles was photographed by Tyler Mitchell in the English countryside for the most part. Styles is first man to get a solo cover of American Vogue, and he clearly agreed to highlight both men’s and women’s fashion. For years now, Harry has been one of those guys who happily cross-dresses, casually wears “women’s clothes” to events and blurs the lines of gendered style (much like Mick Jagger, Elton John, David Bowie, etc.).
As you can see, Vogue photographed Harry in skirts, dresses, old-fashion basques and general women’s fashion. The Tyler Mitchell photos are lovely! But conservative douchebags had to chime in about it. Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens both hate-tweeted about Harry Styles wearing dresses like it was the worst thing in the world, and the downfall of masculinity entirely.
Candace Owens and Ben Shapiro are so vapid and judgmental that seeing Harry Styles in a dress shatters their worldview.
It must be exhausted being offended at all times about things that don't impact them in the slightest. pic.twitter.com/WiTm1tjmu2
— Steve Piccininni 🏴☠️ (@StevePiccininni) November 16, 2020
Personally, I don’t care about Shapiro and Owens enough to even argue with them or about them online. They’re just professional trolls who are too eager to make this into the next big dumb culture war. The fact that they’re trying to do that to Harry Styles, a gentle, harmless soul with a massive and enthusiastic fanbase, is just… well, it’s interesting.
Also: I still believe that there was no way Vogue would have given Styles the cover if he would only agree to model menswear. Menswear is pretty boring and Vogue is a women’s magazine. Women want to see women’s fashion. Harry was a great model for womenswear.
Instagrams courtesy of Vogue.