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The boa is the retro accessory everyone wants after its Grammys cameo

Harry Styles has more than a feather in his cap, and he wasn’t shy about showing off his extravagant feathered boa on stage at the Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 14.

As a result, the whole planet, which may or may not have had other preoccupations until then, seems to have been sent into a panic, with the realization that this latest must-have accessory was missing in their wardrobes. And so the search was on to remedy this situation.

According to the latest report from global fashion platform Lyst, searches for the feather boa jumped by 1,500% two days after the British singer’s appearance on the Grammy Awards stage. So of course, the accessory started at a very low level of interest, relegated until that moment to the disco costume section of fashion, but this sudden unbridled enthusiasm shows once again the influence of the artist in the fashion world.

It should be noted that the megastar also wore a leather suit by Gucci, which caused searches for pants made of this material to rise by 100% in less than 24 hours.

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Harry Styles donning a feather boa. Image: Harry Styles official Instagram via ETX Daily Up

If the red carpets seem to have lost much of their shine since the beginning of the pandemic, they still seem to have a strong impact on the public. Dressed in a leather dress, Beyoncé also caused a stir at the latest Grammys ceremony. Searches for leather dresses increased by 25% just a few hours after the awards show. A similar observation was made for the chain dress of Dua Lipa (+18%) and the orange dress of Megan Thee Stallion (+16%).

Other fashion trends also emerged around the world in March such as “granny chic” for men, who are scouring their grandmothers’ wardrobes for retro accessories, as well as pieces inspired by the world of ballet, and playful costume jewelry. The coming weeks will tell us which of these trends, if any, are made to last.

The data was released by shopping platform Lyst, which analyzed the queries of its 100 million users. JB


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