The former One Direction star began the night in a plunging technicolor jumpsuit that revealed a collection of butterfly and bird tattoos on his otherwise bare chest. The colorful harlequin pattern was brought to life by Swarovski crystals, while the legs of the sparkling garment flared out over a pair of white boots.
Harry Styles in a rainbow-colored harlequin jumpsuit by Egonlab and Swarovski. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
Though Styles often opts for red-carpet looks — and indeed jumpsuits — by Italian label Gucci, this one was designed by Egonlab, an emerging French brand known for its genderless creations.
The outfit divided social media, with comments ranging from “he can literally wear anything” to “looks like he forgot the jacket.” Others dubbed the look an example of “clowncore,” while the singer also drew comparisons — both favorable and disparaging — to two of Britain’s most flamboyant pop icons: Elton John and David Bowie.
Jumpsuits have become something of a signature look for Styles, who regularly wore them on stage during his Love On Tour. It was no surprise, therefore, that he had a second one ready for his much-anticipated Grammys performance.
Harry Styles in jumpsuit number two as he performs “As it Was.” Credit: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
Taking the stage for a rendition of hit song “As It Was” (which you may remember featured a video of the singer wearing a — you guessed it — sequined red jumpsuit), the star opted for a less revealing, though no less exuberant, number.
Harry Styles accepts the Best Pop Vocal Album award for “Harry’s House.” Credit: JC Olivera/WireImage/Getty Images
Even then, he couldn’t help but bring some sparkle to the outfit in a shimmering low-cut top.