In case you missed it, Harry Styles announced that he’ll be releasing his third solo album, Harry’s House, on May 20 via Columbia Records. As Pitchfork pointed out, the title is a reference to Joni Mitchell’s 1975 song “Harry’s House / Centerpiece.” (Not only does he have her approval, but Joni tweeted that she loves it.) While this is obviously an exciting moment for all his stans, what I simply couldn’t get enough of is the album cover photographed by Hanna Moon. I’ll leave the full outfit breakdown to Vogue but here’s a spoiler: he’s dressed “head-to-toe” in Molly Goddard.
The image depicts the pop star standing upside down on the ceiling of a sparse living room– hand on hip with the other one delicately placed on his chin, Harry poses like the thinking face emoji. It begs the question, is this a man mid-thought or in a deep state of confusion? Perhaps he’s also wondering why there’s a vase of pink tulips on the floor?
Of course, the only pieces of furniture in view are vintage—there’s a rusty orange Pace-style tubular chrome loveseat that was probably reupholstered, a table that sort of looks like Marcel Breuer’s Laccio, and a white Giandomenico Belotti 109 Spaghetti lounge chair. I spent the past 72 hours on every corner of the internet trying to identify them all, but there are some mysteries that are too complex to solve!
A wooden framed painting with white flowers on a sage green background hangs on the wall near the arched doorway, which viewers are invited to enter through You Are Home. (According to Billboard, the website updates daily with a different setting from the cover of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Nature and Selected Essays to Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and the Cavallini mushroom puzzle.)