Harry Styles has become the first male model in 127 years to grace the cover of Vogue U.S this week and, to make his accomplishment even more iconic, he donned a dress for the occasion.
However, while most people loved his photoshoot, conservative author, Candace Owens, couldn't hate it more, and she has sparked an online debate following her controversial tweet on the matter.
Here's the full story...
For those of you who don't know, this is Harry Styles.
However, he has also gained fame for something else...
Anyway, Harry has set the bar for all models far and wide this week.
Now, Harry came to fame at a very early age.He first found the limelight on the UK television talent show, The X Factor - he auditioned for the show in 2010 when he was just sixteen years old.
This is where the boy band sensation, One Direction was born.Harry, along with 5 other contestants who had auditioned as solo artists, were put together as a band by the show's producers. From left to right, we have Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne, pictured at the Brit Awards in 2012.
It's safe to say that One Direction are one of the most successful boy bands of all time.In 2015, Zayn left the band, and the other 4 remaining guys decided to carry on for a year longer, releasing Made In The A.M which was their final album before they called it quits.
The boys then embarked on what they had originally hoped to when they auditioned for The X Factor...Their solo careers. Each member went their own way and started producing music that they felt would best represent them as an individual artist and boy did we get a range of music. From R 'n' B to soft rock, we were given the whole lot!
Now, Harry's solo career has been abundant in success.Even though he peaked later than the rest of his former band, he certainly became the most successful. His debut self-titled album went straight to number one in both the U.K. and the U.S. - and has received a surprising amount of critical acclaim, too.
But many people are noticing something else about the young pop star.
And this month, he's taken his quirky style to the cover of Vogue.
It's needless to say that most people are loving Harry in a dress...
@voguemagazine @Harry_Styles Fashion doesn’t have a label. It’s free and a form of expression. The only important t… https://t.co/f8xJn16sMc— ᴴLizzy ◟̽◞̽ 1D Family ✨ (@ᴴLizzy ◟̽◞̽ 1D Family ✨)1605457522.0
Here he is, in all his glory.As well as pose in dresses and skirts, Harry also partook in a lengthy interview, wherein he discussed his stance on the stereotypes surrounding clothing and fashion choices.
The "Watermelon Sugar" singer discussed his mission to "de-gender" certain items of clothing.In his interview with the fashion publication, he said: "Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with. What’s really exciting is that all of these lines are just kind of crumbling away. When you take away ‘There’s clothes for men and there’s clothes for women,’ once you remove any barriers, obviously you open up the arena in which you can play."
He continued:"I’ll go to shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women’s clothes thinking they’re amazing. It’s like anything—anytime you’re putting barriers up in your own life, you’re just limiting yourself. There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I’ve never really thought too much about what it means - it just becomes this extended part of creating something."
Harry admitted that "dress up" was a big part of his childhood.“As a kid, I definitely liked fancy dress," he explained. “I was really young, and I wore tights for that [school play]. I remember it was crazy to me that I was wearing a pair of tights. And that was maybe where it all kicked off!"
However, despite the overwhelmingly warm reception to Harry's photoshoot, not everybody is too impressed...
The controversial right-wing figure savagely slammed Harry on Twitter today...
Triggered is an understatement.
@RealCandaceO You’re pathetic.— olivia wilde (@olivia wilde)1605496420.0
@RealCandaceO An article of clothing does not mean a man is not strong. An article of clothing does not determine who a person is.— Kaya-marie Grigsby (@Kaya-marie Grigsby)1605381493.0
@romiioi @RealCandaceO CLOTHES DONT HAVE GENDERS HARRY STYLES IS CONFIDENT CLOTHES DONT HAVE GENDERS… https://t.co/t2QM6t0RXQ— chyanne smith (@chyanne smith)1605502984.0
@RealCandaceO Harry Styles can pull/lift 500 pounds with just his upper body. That’s more than enough to handle the… https://t.co/lDyMncFhdZ— claudia (@claudia)1605441453.0
@icliffordeluxe @RealCandaceO Idk where you're getting you're definition of a man from 😂😂. Definitely wouldn't des… https://t.co/bpO3EkLVZ2— (The TREMENDOUS) Alexander Dalipagic (@(The TREMENDOUS) Alexander Dalipagic)1605542033.0
@RealCandaceO Soooo, you mean something like this? Are these western styles manly enough for you? https://t.co/DmcVvFs1IX— Thad (@Thad)1605533835.0
@RealCandaceO tell me why society can’t survive without ‘manly’ men? brute strength doesn’t maintain or improve our… https://t.co/W7DgPhuHmD— ciara (@ciara)1605397669.0
Here's what she said.
There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization… https://t.co/0ArvBaazmr— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens)1605381388.0