A FORMER Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School student who worked at a village bakery has become the first solo man to appear on the front cover of Vogue magazine.

Ten years on from finding fame with One Direction on The X Factor, Harry Styles posed in a blue lace Gucci ballgown and black tuxedo jacket for the fashion bible’s December 2020 edition.

The 26-year-old, who worked at W Mandeville in Macclesfield Road when he auditioned for the ITV show, told the US magazine: “You can never be overdressed. There’s no such thing.

“The people that I looked up to in music – Prince and David Bowie and Elvis and 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.”

Harry, who released his second solo album last December, has won praise for breaking down barriers by wearing a dress for the Vogue photo shoot.

He told the magazine: “Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with.

“What’s really exciting is that all of these lines are just kind of crumbling away.

“When you take away ‘There’s clothes for men and there’s clothes for women’, once you remove any barriers, obviously you open up the arena in which you can play.

“I’ll go in shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women’s clothes thinking they’re amazing.”