Watch One Direction's Kiss You video, spot Harry Styles' superfluous nipples
Oh, will you look at their little outfits?!
One Direction play plenty of dress-up in their Kiss You video, and in the clip, which arrived Monday afternoon, Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam and Niall are trussed out as cutie-pie sailors and surfers and skiers and even prisoners -- the most adorable inmates the cell block has seen since Elvis did the Jailhouse Rock.
If their whole dreamy wardrobe doesn't make it to Toys R' Us by next Christmas, we're having words with Santa; a Directioner's got to have something in her new doll set's wardrobe. But there's another reason why director Vaughan Arnell basically raided Tiger Beat's prop closet for the clip. (A reason beyond swooning.) All the tween pin-up costumes in this video are meant to be "tongue-in-cheek."
The director explained as much to MTV News last week, calling the Kiss You video a "departure" from the boy band's other work. (Arnell previously directed clips for Live While We're Young and Little Things, both off current album Take Me Home.)
"I think it's as you've never seen the boys before," he told MTV.
(Well, we've never seen 1D in outfits that match THIS well, it's true. And did Harry Styles tweak Zayn Malik's chesticles at 0:39? That seems like a music-video first. Same goes for the debut of Stylesâ superfluous nipples at 2:55.)
"I wouldn't say [it's] comedy, it's all tongue-in-cheek," Arnell said of the video.
Watch Kiss You below: