For a long time, female entertainers have been "borrowing from the boys" to create chic menswear-inspired looks, but thanks to a new crop of adventurous guys, male artists are now embracing the idea of borrowing from the girls. From Harry Styles to Young Thug, these five male musicians are stylish equal opportunists.
Four years before dropping his Yeezy Season One collection, the self-proclaimed "Louis Vuitton Don," aka Kanye West, sported a chic Celine women's blouse for his 2011 Coachella performance. The silk oversize foulard blouse, which boasts a colorful blend of green, navy, cream and coral, was balanced with light-wash jeans. Always one to make a statement, 'Ye rocked a mix of gold and diamond chains and about six colorful bracelets on each wrist.
While attending the 2016 Grammys in Los Angeles, rapper-producer and style innovator Pharrell Williams sported a women's beaded orange tweed jacket over a graphic white tee. To balance the formality of his Chanel piece, Williams rocked distressed light-wash jeans with patchwork and graffiti detailing, kelly-green Adidas "Human Race" NMD sneakers (which he co-designed with the company), and a 60s-inspired pair of white sunglasses with black lenses.
At the 2011 VMA Awards, Lil Wayne received some heat for wearing a pair of leopard-print skinny-fit jeans from Tripp NYC during his rowdy performance of "How to Love" and "John." Before taking off his white crew-neck tee, which showed off his blue boxer shorts, Weezy's Louis Vuitton belt and encrusted red Vans also made a serious statement.
On the cover of his 2016 mixtape Jefferey, rapper Young Thug -- who joined Billboard's 2016 class of the 25 of the Most Powerful People in Music Fashion -- wore a periwinkle dress from Italian designer Alessandro Trincone's Japanese-inspired creation. Thugger previously told Billboardthat “when it comes to swag, there’s no gender involved.” The Atlanta native adds that when he laid eyes on the piece, “I felt like God gave it to me.”
Most recently, Harry Styles wore a women's cut, double-breasted blue velvet suit from Hillier Bartley's Fall-Winter 2016 collection during a promotional photo shoot for his solo debut self-titled album. Although he was chilling in water, that didn't stop Styles from pairing the suit with a white button-down shirt.