Harry Styles has become the first solo male cover star of Vogue in the magazine's 128-year history. For the December 2020 issue, the British pop star talks about his gender-bending fashion, showing it off by wearing a Gucci dress on his cover.
Tyler Mitchell, who famously shot Beyoncé for the September 2018 cover of Vogue and became the magazine's first African American photographer to shoot a cover, captured Styles. Although the former One Direction member confessed his lockdown look consisted of sweatpants, he says his childhood desire to dress up in fancy clothes hasn't been dormant.
His sister Gemma Styles, a writer and eyewear designer who was at his Vogue fitting, recalls their mother dressing up the two, but only Harry enjoying it and playing along. "She did some really elaborate papier-mâché outfits: She made a giant mug and then painted an atlas on it, and that was Harry being 'The World Cup,'" she says in the cover story. "Harry also had a little dalmatian-dog outfit, a hand-me-down from our closest family friends. He would just spend an inordinate amount of time wearing that outfit. But then Mum dressed me up as Cruella de Vil. She was always looking for any opportunity!"