As iconic as 'NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys' color-coordinated, thick-ribbed turtlenecks are, you've got to give it up for One Direction's signature boy band style. They look handsome when standing in a group, handsome when standing solo, and especially handsome when ZAYYYYYYN -- and that's all thanks to their stylist from day one, Caroline Watson.
"I wanted them to be like the male equivalent to the Spice Girls. When I say 'the Spice Girls,' I mean being in a group but having an identity. Everyone wore different things and no two girls looked the same. I wanted to create that with the boys."
I was really hoping she'd pull out some photos of the lads wearing platform shoes and dresses patterned with the UK flag from some long-forgotten test shoot, but this story's cool, too.
Oh, and in case you've been wondering, Watson confirms that Harry will not be buttoning his shirt up anytime soon.