Harry Styles makes history as the first man to be on the cover of Vogue

As of Nov 13, the music star and One Direction alum is the first man to appear solo on the cover of the iconic fashion magazine in all of its 127 year history. While it's a historic moment for him as a male, ever the gender-bending artist, the singer appears on the cover of the December issue in a Gucci jacket layered over a none other than a dress. The 26-year-old reflected on dissolving rules and gender norms in fashion, telling Vogue, "The people that I looked up to in music – Prince, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury and Elton John – they're such showmen. As a kid it was completely mind-blowing. Now I'll put on something that feels really flamboyant, and I don't feel crazy wearing it." By ignoring any traditional fashion norms, the star has emerged a budding style icon for a new generation. "It's like anything – anytime you're putting barriers up in your own life, you're just limiting yourself," he told the magazine. "There's so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I've never really thought too much about what it means – it just becomes this extended part of creating something."