Harry Styles made a statement in a sheep-print sweater, and people are comparing it to one Princess Diana wore

Splash News/Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty ImagesHarry Styles wore a sheep-print sweater over a collared shirt, which fans are comparing to an outfit worn by Princess Diana.
  • Harry Styles sported a sheep-print sweater vest over a collared shirt, offering a whimsical take on the “ugly sweater” look.
  • Fans are comparing the singer’s sweater to one worn by Princess Diana in the ’80s.
  • GQ style writer Rachel Seville Tashjian was among the first to make the connection between Styles and Princess Diana.
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Following a Tuesday evening rehearsal for his upcoming “Saturday Night Live” appearance, former One Direction member Harry Styles stepped out in a sheep-print sweater vest that many fans are comparing to one worn by Princess Diana in the ’80s.

Styles offered his trendy take on an “ugly sweater” look in a Lanvin vest adorned with rows of white sheep.

Lanvin confirmed in an Instagram post that Styles’ vest, called the Intarsia Sheeps sleeveless top, is part of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

Harry styles sheep sweater princess dianaSplash NewsHarry Styles sporting the sheep-print sweater over a collared shirt.

Rachel Seville Tashjian, a style writer at GQ, was one of the first to compare Styles’ animal-themed vest to one worn by Princess Diana. Tashjian, who’s known on Instagram as @theprophetpizza, shared a side-by-side photo showing Styles and Princess Diana – each considered style icons in their own right – sporting the sheep-printed tops.

Princess diana sheep sweaterJayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty ImagesPrincess Diana wearing the sheep-print sweater at a polo match with Prince Charles.

Princess Diana was spotted wearing the red sweater, which was printed with rows of white sheep and one black sheep in the middle, at a polo match in June 1983.

Who What Wear pinpointed her whimsical sweater as a piece from brand Warm & Wonderful. A version of the sweater, which is described as being an authentic vintage garment, can be purchased online for $US2,000.

Harry styles sheep sweater princess dianaSplash NewsStyles paired the animal-themed sweater with simple pinstripe pants.

Styles wore his statement-making sweater over a striped, collared shirt with pinstripe pants. Though not pictured here, the star also sported a pair of light-pink loafers, which added a pop of colour to the mostly navy-and-white ensemble.

Harry Styles’ outfit is one example of many that prove the lasting impact royals have on fashion. From the “Meghan Markle effect” to Hailey Bieber’s Vogue photo shoot modelled after iconic Princess Diana outfits, it’s clear that celebrities continue to look to the royal family for style inspiration.

Representatives of Lanvin did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment about the availability or price of Harry Styles’ sheep-print vest.

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