In an interview with The Guardian, pop superstar Harry Styles responded to questions about sexuality and gender.
The Guardian reporter asked Styles about his fashion and his fluidity in mixing up his personal style, donning both feminine and masculine pieces.
“What women wear. What men wear. For me it’s not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘But it’s for ladies,’ I think, ‘Okaaaay? Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though.’ I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier,” Styles told The Guardian.
“I think it’s a very free, and freeing, time. I think people are asking, ‘Why not?’ a lot more. Which excites me. It’s not just clothes where lines have been blurred, it’s going across so many things. I think you can relate it to music, and how genres are blurring…”
“Sexuality, too,” The Guardian reporter asks, “Yep,” says Styles. “Yep.”
Styles is also questioned about the “clues” he is perceived to drop revealing his sexuality namely through his clothing choices, and the design of his latest album, said to mirror the trans and bisexual flags.
“Yeah, I think I do mean that. It’s not like I’m sitting on an answer, and protecting it, and holding it back. It’s not a case of: I’m not telling you cos I don’t want to tell you. It’s not: ooh this is mine and it’s not yours,” Styles said.
“Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No.” As for the rest, Styles said, “in terms of how I wanna dress, and what the album sleeve’s gonna be, I tend to make decisions in terms of collaborators I want to work with. I want things to look a certain way. Not because it makes me look gay, or it makes me look straight, or it makes me look bisexual, but because I think it looks cool. And more than that, I dunno, I just think sexuality’s something that’s fun. Honestly? I can’t say I’ve given it any more thought than that.”
Harry Styles has released his latest album Fine Line.