At the Los Angeles premiere of “My Policeman,” Harry Styles, the Gucci brand ambassador, appeared in a sleek and modernistic suit that marked a departure from his usual ’70s-inspired style. While his Harry Styles’ outlandish outfit, such as the Greased Lightning Halloween costume, often make headlines, Styles’ sartorial choice for the premiere was more understated and refined. Despite this change in style, the musician still managed to turn heads and generate buzz with his impeccable fashion sense.
He opted for a round neckline instead of an elongated one. Flares replaced slim-cut trousers, and the double-breasted jacket was abandoned in favor of a belt. Rather than a music celebrity, we have Harry Styles, an actor, here to report for duty.
Harry’s all-black Gucci outfit did have an air of policeman about it. The press uniform he wore brought to mind images of him as Tom, a police officer in Brighton who gets caught in a love triangle in Michael Grandage’s 1950s-set thriller.
It’s true that the suit was influenced by someone other than police officers. The sleek set is from Alessandro Michele’s Twinsburg collection for Gucci spring/summer 2023, which was influenced by his “two mothers,” Eralda and Giuliana.
Using a pair of identical twins to showcase Harry’s minimalist two-piece in Milan, the creative director probed the theme of self. Harry, one of the most famous singers in the world, may have found some truth in this paradox, given that he is also a private 28-year-old trying to keep his personal life a secret.
Alessandro Michele’s cross-cultural and decade-spanning references never feel forced on Harry Styles, even if he is contractually obligated to wear the latest Gucci collections as a house collaborator. There’s no wrong way to keep us guessing on the red carpet, whether it’s through a Grease homage, an experimental merman costume, or a minimalist getup.
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