Revolutionary or ‘queer-baiter’? Either way, Harry’s styling

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Revolutionary or ‘queer-baiter’? Either way, Harry’s styling

Gender takes centre stage in heated exchanges about the singer appearing on the cover of Vogue in a dress

Thango Ntwasa

For nearly 130 years US fashion bible Vogue has curated women’s trends, with high-society belles, supermodels and A-list celebrities gracing its covers.

However, this past week the publication ruffled a few feathers with a cover featuring pop sensation Harry Styles. It has cemented the young star as the leading face of gender-queer fashion.

The cover features Styles wearing a Gucci dress (he is an ambassador for the brand) shot by Tyler Mitchel, who made history as the publication’s first African-American cover photographer in 2018...

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