Anna Wintour and American Vogue have been a topic of conversation on our forums throughout 2020. At the beginning of the year, Florence Pugh made her debut on the magazine, global beauties dominated the April issue, a glam Gal Gadot covered May’s edition and the title offered a symbolic Irving Penn cover in response to the pandemic. The mag also commissioned two black artists for September and brought back modeling royalty Naomi Campbell. Now Harry Styles appears on Vogue’s December 2020 offering becoming the publication’s first-ever solo male cover star in the process. The musician wears a jacket and dress from Gucci selected by Camilla Nickerson for the cover image captured on the Seven Sisters Cliffs in East Sussex, England by Vogue regular Tyler Mitchell.
Vogue‘s latest took us by complete surprise. “You have got to be kidding me. I did not see this coming. However, I’m OK with it,” shared MON.
“I actually really like this. Very simple and beautiful,” appreciated Kite.
“I’m here for it. Harry isn’t someone I particularly find attractive at all, but I like his music a lot actually and I’m here for what he stands for. That he doesn’t so much as bat an eyelid at the fact he’s in a dress. On a woman’s magazine. Go for it I say. I’m surprised and happy Anna went so bold!” added honeycombchild.
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But other forum members simply weren’t buying it. “Harry Styles in a dress? Is this supposed to be a groundbreaking, gender-bending, boundary-breaking cover? Please! The final nail in Vogue‘s coffin for me,” disapproved aracic.
“His status as a fashion icon is so fake and manufactured. Funny how he never dressed like this before his Gucci contract,” HodanChloe pointed out.
“An embarrassment of a cover, just devastating to think this is what we’re now reduced to. And the suits question why print is dying and sales are declining? I refuse to believe this is the answer,” voiced vogue28.
“It’s exciting! And unexpected. And that’s what a cover should be in 2020,” defended 8eight.
Check out Harry’s cover feature and join the discussion here.