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Men in Boas: A Brief History

Harry Styles shook up the Grammys with his boas, but he was hardly the first man to rock feathers.


Harry Styles in green boa.
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As long as there have been boas, there have been men in them: Take French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as an example, pictured here in 1895.

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Jimi Hendrix's “Magic Boa” from 1967 may be the most famous in rock history.

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