Just How Revolutionary Is Harry Styles’ Vogue Cover?

When a teenage Harry Styles first sauntered onto our screens back in 2010, the singer was dressed in a grey cardi, a scoop-neck tee, and a skinny, wraparound scarf that looked like they were picked up from River Island, AllSaints, and Camden Market respectively. Last Friday, he came close to breaking the internet as the first man to appear solo on the front cover of Vogue – marking the occasion in nothing less than a periwinkle saloon dress from Gucci’s AW20 collection. Lensed by Tyler Mitchell, the cover was the culmination of a decade-long transition for Styles, which has seen him level up from popped-collar Topman fits to sparkling, custom Alessandro Michele. It’s been a conscientious image overhaul, articulated with sensitivity and whimsy by stylist Harry Lambert, which has edged Styles ever further from tween-friendly boyband member to swaggering, glam-rock sex symbol. Read more at Dazed.