Over the course of his five-year stint with British-Irish boy band One Direction, Harry Styles' taste in fashion has blossomed from a teen wearing purple Jack Wills hoodies to a carefully executed blend of 70s rock with a glamorous magpie feel. And similar to Madonna, brand ambassador Florence + the Machine and the ultimate Gucci fan boyJared Leto, Harry Styles can’t seem to get enough of the Alessandro Michele-helmed line’s maximalism aesthetic. In honor of his self-titled and solo debut album, which is set to release on Friday (May 12) below Billboard Style rounded up eight of Harry’s best Gucci moments for some sartorial inspiration.
London Fashion Week, 2015
For a night out in London, Harry Styles was first spotted clad in Gucci while on his way to Love Magazine's Miu Miu fashion show after party at Loulou's nightclub. His bold geometric print suit is from Gucci's Fall-Winter 2015 collection and is worn with a black dress shirt and black dress shoes giving him a dapper look with a rock n roll twist.
43rd Annual American Music Awards, 2015
Harry's unexpected white suit covered with black roses from Gucci's Spring-Summer 2016 collection stood out on the AMA's red carpet. Thanks to a combination of the suit’s wide leg pant and Harry’s longer mane, it’s safe to say he was connecting with his inner 70’s rocker. 1-D went on to win in the "Favorite Pop/Rock Group" and "Artist of the Year" categories along with a performance of their single Perfect" during the show.
One Direction Concert, 2015
At a One Direction concert in San Jose, Ca. Harry popped a few buttons and rolled up the sleeves of his casual cotton shirt worn with black ankle boots with a buckle and black skinny jeans--a perineal favorite. This soft brown number is covered in green florals and is from the brand's Spring 2015 runway collection.
Before the boys took a hiatus after five years of touring, they treated fans to one final performance back to where their careers started: The X Factor. While Louis, Niall and Liam went for more demure outfits, a then 21-year-old Styles rocked a red floral suit from Gucci’s Fall-Winter 2015 collection, paired with a solid black dress shirt and black Saint Laurent ankle boots. For their final bow, One Direction sang their last single “Infinity.”
During a two-hour interview with BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw, Harry wore a stylish pair of black and red plaid Gucci pants balanced with a simple black dress shirt with a few buttons undone and black kicks. The two discussed a wide range of topics including his 21st birthday gift from Adele ("She gave me one of her albums ‘21’ and said ‘I did some pretty cool stuff when I was 21, good luck") to "feeling very naked" after shaving his signature floppy mane
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SNL Photoshoot, 2017
SNL's photographer teased a promo of Harry rocking a pink pussy-willow silk blouse with covered in sparkling silver hibiscus flowers and paisley print. This textural piece is from the brand's Fall-Winter 2017 collection.
Saturday Night Live Debut Performance, 2017
For his solo SNL debut, Styles looked sharp in a double-breasted plaid suit from the house's Spring-Summer 2017 collection accessorized with three silver rings worn on his right hand. He sang his singles "Sign of the Times" and "Ever Since New York" that night.
In Paris, 2017
The French paparazzi caught Styles arriving at the Gare du Nord station in Paris’ 10th arrondissement wearing Alessandro Michele’s revamped version of the house’s black cotton hoodie with the Gucci logo emblazoned in the middle. Naturally, Styles reaches for his go-to: a pair of dark wash skinny jeans worn with another favorite: the Chelsea boot, this version is of the cream snakeskin variety. Finishing off the look is a chocolate brown shearling coat from Saint Laurent. The “hooded cotton sweatshirt with Gucci print” is currently available on gucci.com ($1,200).