Harry Styles pierced his ear just so he could wear a single pearl earring at the Met Gala, and fans love it

  • Harry Styles is one of the co-chairs of this year’s Met Gala
  • The “Sign of the Times” singer walked the pink carpet in an all-black ensemble by Gucci.
  • However, it was the 25-year-old’s earrings that had Twitter shouting his praises.
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Former One Direction member Harry Styles made his debut at the 2019 Met Gala on Monday in a unique way. The “Sign of the Times” singer is a co-chair of the annual star-studded event alongside Anna Wintour, Serena Williams, Lady Gaga, and Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, who accompanied Styles on the pink carpet..

The theme of this year’s fete was “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” which was inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, “Notes on ‘Camp,'” for the Partisan Review. In it, she discusses rejecting the judgment of something’s aesthetics on the basis of good or bad.

“Camp is playful, anti-serious,” Sontag wrote. It celebrates “‘style’ over ‘content,’ ‘aesthetics’ over ‘morality,’ and ‘irony’ over ‘tragedy.”

Styles certainly paid attention to those motifs and arrived in a Gucci all-black, sheer ensemble complete with high-waisted pants and colour-coordinated heeled shoes. While his daring look showed off his tattoos and bare chest, it was the dangly pearl earring in one ear that had Twitter talking.

The singer delighted fans by getting his ear pierced just for the event.

“Harry and I have discussed previously piercing his ears, and this was the perfect time. I text him and he replied, saying ‘Let’s do it,'” stylist Harry Lambert told Vogue UK.

Naturally, fans loved this bold statement from Styles

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According to

Gucci’s website

, the earrings retail for $US410 in a set

The luxury Italian line’s brought back the bee-a symbol, which made its debut in the 1970s and became a signature look for the brand. The stunning design is made in metal with an aged gold finish, enriched with aged crystals at the wings.

The 25-year-old is one of faces of Gucci, so it’s no surprise he would wear the brand on fashion’s biggest night. The Met’s Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibition opens to the public on Thursday.

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