Harry Styles has openly mocked the Candace Owens controversy surrounding his dress-wearing U.S. Vogue cover while posing in a series of feminine looks for a new shoot.
The singer and actor, 26, posed in a frill-sleeved blouse and a salmon pink silk number for Variety magazine’s 2020 Hitmakers Issue as he spoke out about his choice to wear ‘female’ clothing and the ‘blurred lines’ of gender.
Harry poked further fun at last month’s furore over his decision to wear a dress by posting one of the shoot images to Instagram, alongside the tongue in cheek caption ‘bring back manly men’.
The quote directly referenced conservative commentator Owens’ claims that ‘no society can survive without strong men’ after taking offence to his controversial Vogue cover shoot.
Speaking to Variety in an interview accompanying the striking new images, Harry said: ‘To not wear [something] because it’s females’ clothing, you shut off a whole world of great clothes.
‘And I think what’s exciting about right now is you can wear what you like. It doesn’t have to be X or Y. Those lines are becoming more and more blurred.’