Harry Styles Snuggling Farm Animals for Gucci Is the News Cycle We Deserve

Your weekly dose of goat news.

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Tuesdays are tough even when they don't begin with the news that Stormy Daniels compared the president’s junk to a Nintendo character, so let’s take a palate cleanser: In a second set of photos for Gucci, Harry Styles—pop star, Adonis, Second Coming of Mick Jagger But Woker—has posed around an Italian villa in colorful jacquard while cuddling baby goats, lambs, and piglets. I feel like these photos are a beautiful helicopter, ready to airlift us out of incessant push notifications about the Supreme Court nomination, the flooding resulting from Hurricane Florence, and the president’s cursèd Toad peen.

The photos are for Gucci’s 2019 Cruise collection, and were taken in the 16th-century villa near Viterbo, Italy, according to a press release. You may recall that earlier this year, Styles appeared in his first Gucci campaign, for Fall Winter 2018, in a fish and chip shop accompanied by a pet chicken. But this go-round, it’s even better because the goat actually licks Harry Styles in the face (so lucky).

This story has everything: Goats (for which MarieClaire.com has a proven affinity)! Harry Styles! Playful and well-tailored menswear!

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Cady has been a writer and editor in Brooklyn for about 10 years. While her earlier career focused primarily on culture and music, her stories—both those she edited and those she wrote—over the last few years have tended to focus on environmentalism, reproductive rights, and feminist issues. She primarily contributes as a freelancer journalist on these subjects while pursuing her degrees. She held staff positions working in both print and online media, at Rolling Stone and Newsweek, and continued this work as a senior editor, first at Glamour until 2018, and then at Marie Claire magazine. She received her Master's in Environmental Conservation Education at New York University in 2021, and is now working toward her JF and Environmental Law Certificate at Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains.