Harry Styles poses in fishnet tights for Beauty Papers magazine

Harry Styles poses for Beauty Papers photoshoot. Image: Instagram - @beautypapersmag

Harry Styles has posed topless while wearing fishnet tights and Gucci loafers for Beauty Papers magazine.

The Adore You hitmaker fronts the eighth issue of the British publication, and in one of the smouldering photos from the androgynous shoot, shot by Casper Wackerhausen-Sejersen, Harry's tattoo collection is on display as he sits in a chair wearing nothing but the tights and shoes.

Another snap sees the former One Direction singer rocking a navy blue Gucci suit jacket with matching flared trousers, along with black PVC gloves and '70s-inspired bronze smokey eye make-up and pink lips.

And according to the singer's stylist Harry Lambert, the 26-year-old is wearing the Gucci Beauty lipstick in They Met in Argentina.

"Introducing Mr. Harry Edward Styles who collaborated with #beautypapers in an issue that viscerally responds to the shrinking freedoms of our world with an explosion of individuality, creativity, diversity and unity," a Beauty Papers representative wrote on its Instagram page.

Thousands of eager fans of the Sign of the Times singer were so keen to see the racy shoot that they caused the Beauty Papers' website to crash.

Soon after the photos were unveiled, a Beauty Papers rep announced: "Beautiful people, our website as you know, is down due to an overwhelming response. Please hold tight... thank you."

Harry has previously discussed the attention his unique style has received, and he told British newspaper The Guardian that he doesn't see gender when it comes to clothes.

"What women wear. What men wear. For me it's not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and get told, 'But it's for ladies.' I think: 'Okaaaay?' Doesn't make me want to wear it less though," he stated.

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