Harry Styles had a memorable night. He not only won two Grammy Awards on Sunday, but he also wore some of the most talked-about costumes of the evening.
The former One Direction member started the night in a plunging technicolor jumpsuit, revealing a collection of butterfly and bird tattoos on his otherwise naked chest.
Swarovski crystals brought the vibrant harlequin pattern to life, and the legs of the glittering gown flared out over a pair of white boots.
Though Styles frequently wears red carpet ensembles — particularly jumpsuits — by Italian label Gucci, this one was created by Egonlab, a new French label recognized for its genderless innovations.
The ensemble sparked debate on social media, with responses ranging from “he can basically wear anything” to “seems like he forgot the jacket.”
Others termed the appearance “clown core,” and the singer drew comparisons — both positive and negative — to two of Britain’s most flamboyant music icons: Elton John and David Bowie.
Jumpsuits have become a hallmark outfit for Styles, who wore them frequently on stage during his Love On Tour. It came as no surprise, though, that he had a backup prepared for his much-anticipated Grammys performance.
Taking the stage for a performance of smash song “As It Was” (which you may recall had a video of the singer donning a — you guessed it — sparkly red jumpsuit), the artist chose a less exposed, but no less exuberant, number.
Taylor Swift gave the performance a standing ovation, and his silver-fringed design received praise online as well, however, Twitter users compared it to a decorated Christmas tree and a pair of metallic fringe curtains.
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Styles, who is known for his daring and gender-fluid attire, chose a more conventional look to accept his honors.
When he took the stage to accept the coveted Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album awards for “Harry’s House,” he looked handsome in a cropped white suit jacket and wide-legged tan slacks.
Even so, he couldn’t help but add some glitz to the ensemble with a sparkling low-cut top.