Harry Styles' mum defends his divisive Vogue cover

Harry Styles' mother Anne Twist has defended his divisive Vogue shoot, which saw him wear a dress in a historic cover for the December issue. 

The pop hunk, 26, who has long been famed for his love of androgynous styles, made history as the first ever solo male cover star of US Vogue in its 127-year history, and opted to shake things up with his sartorial choices.

Following the release of the images, outrage erupted when conservative commentator Candace Owens slammed the decision, yet speaking on Lorraine on Tuesday, Anne defended her son and the stunning shoot. 

She said: 'I think maybe I had something to do with it because I was always a big fan of doing fancy dress with the kids when they were smaller which his sister hated but Harry always embraced. But who doesn't love doing a bit of dress up'.

Defensive: Harry Styles' mother Anne Twist has defended his divisive Vogue shoot, which saw him wear a dress in a historic cover for the December issue

Defensive: Harry Styles' mother Anne Twist has defended his divisive Vogue shoot, which saw him wear a dress in a historic cover for the December issue 

Anne appeared from her Cheshire home via video link to chat to the chat show veteran and defended her son and the bible's artistic direction. 

She also discussed spending Christmas with her son and daughter Gemma, as she went on: 'I hope so, who knows. Obviously we just don't know what's going to happen but I have my fingers crossed...

'It would be a very different if I didn't get to see them. They're both vegetarian now, so I'm the only one who eats the turkey!'

Her chat comes after Olivia Wilde defended Harry over the weekend, when Candace criticised him for wearing a dress in his new Vogue shoot. 

Hitting out: Speaking on Lorraine on Tuesday, Anne defended her son and the stunning shoot

Hitting out: Speaking on Lorraine on Tuesday, Anne defended her son and the stunning shoot

The conservative commentator, 31, took umbrage to the star's shoot, writing on Twitter: 'There is no society that can survive without strong men.

'The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence.' 

Concluding her fiery tweet, the right wing media personality, a vocal supporter of US President Donald , asserted: 'It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men.'

Responding to the tweet, Olivia Wilde – who announced her engagement with Jason Sudeikis had ended this weekend – simply wrote: 'You're pathetic.'

My boy: She said: 'I think maybe I had something to do with it because I was always a big fan of doing fancy dress with the kids when they were smaller which his sister hated but Harry always embraced. But who doesn't love doing a bit of dress up'

My boy: She said: 'I think maybe I had something to do with it because I was always a big fan of doing fancy dress with the kids when they were smaller which his sister hated but Harry always embraced. But who doesn't love doing a bit of dress up'

Candace then directly referenced Olivia's recent split when she shockingly hit back: 'You're single for a reason.' The tweet was subsequently deleted. 

The actress and filmmaker, 36, recently spoke about her excitement about landing Harry in her new movie, Don't Worry Darling. 

'[Costume designer Arianne Phillips] and I did a little victory dance when we heard that we officially had Harry in the film, because we knew that he has a real appreciation for and style,' she told Vogue.

Slam: Right wing media personality Candace Owens said, 'In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence'

Slam: Right wing media personality Candace Owens said, 'In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same

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