Harry Styles Has been into Fancy Dress since he was a kid, so he pays no mind to gender roles when it comes to fashion.
For the December cover story of Vogue, the 26-year-old singer opened up about his sartorial mindset and his childhood interest in “fancy dress.”
“As a kid, I definitely liked the fancy dress,” Styles said in the interview, elaborating on a costume he wore when he was cast as Barney, a church mouse, in a school play. “I was really young, and I wore tights for that,” he said. “I remember it was crazy to me that I was wearing a pair of tights. And that was maybe where it all kicked off!” He later noted, “I like playing dress-up in general.”
Styles had previously opened up about his fashion tastes in a 2019 interview with Dazed. Describing his interest in the fashion world as complementary to his stage presence, he said, “I love the clothes. That helps a lot. Just going on stage in a nuts suit with a bunch of sequins makes you feel good, and then you want to play.”
He also fondly recalled flared pants as his entry into taking bigger sartorial risks. “I had never really done flares before,” Styles said, referring to a Gucci floral suit he wore to the 2015 American Music Awards. “And it was really fun. I just kind of started wearing more and more of it, and at the same time just becoming a lot more comfortable in myself.”