Just 24 hours after a "Carpool Karaoke" segment that featured Harry Styles and James Corden kissing left the internet buzzing, the proof of goodwill between the two amped up a notch. When Corden's wife Julia went into labor just before Tuesday evening's show began, Styles stepped up to fill Corden's spot and hosted "The Late Late Show" for him. As Harry and perfect suiting are practically inseparable at this point, he showed up wearing — what else? — a double-breasted Gucci suit from the brand's Cruise 2018 collection.
"I have to be very honest, it's not exactly how I saw my day panning out," Styles said after taking a seat behind Corden's desk. "I was [sitting] at home two hours ago, in this suit obviously, and I got the call that Jules was going into labor."
As much as his level of preparedness would imply that Harry hosting had been a back-pocket plan for awhile, the thought of Styles lounging around his home in impeccably tailored suits, even when he has nowhere to go, is a delightful fantasy. Worn with a white shirt unbuttoned at the neck, Gucci horsebit shoes and plenty of big rings, the suit did what all of Harry's best ones do: manage to look completely natural on him, while also projecting a refined rock-star sensibility that calls to mind predecessors like David Bowie, Elvis Presley and Prince. Paired with his signature floofy hair and charming smile, we can't imagine that the suit — and the man inside it — was a letdown to any fan expecting Corden to take the stage.