One Direction Coordinate In Cool Neutrals For Olympics Closing Ceremony

One Direction performs at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony.
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One of the most impressive takeaways from this 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony has to be the exemplary showcase of British talent. Representing the youngest generation, the boys of One Direction graced the Olympic stage for a high-energy performance of their hit “What Makes You Beautiful” to an audience of 1 billion people in their hallmark tailored coordinates. The color palette for tonight’s celebration was a cool complementary set of white, navy, and grey. A careful balance of polished casualwear, the 2012 VMA performers paired chino trousers, crisp button-ups, and skinny lapeled blazers with low-top Converse Chuck Taylors, nautical striped accessories (though, the suspenders took a night off), and untucked shirts.

Zayn Malik debuts blonde hair at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony.
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Louis may have changed things up by opting out of his signature suspender look, but it was the debut of Zayn Malik’s tonsorial update that really had Directioners buzzing after the group hit the stage. Malik added a streak of blonde to the front of his pompadour, a style switch-up that showed up in several iterations on the Instagram popular page immediately after 1D’s upbeat performance. It’s a subtle change but certainly a notable one for the most meticulously groomed member of the group. Do you like Zayn’s new blonde streaked ’do?


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