His adulation of his mother was fierce. Throughout interviews and his own social media accounts, he expressed a deep knowledge of his mother’s modeling oeuvre. He would cite his favorite photos of her and wax poetic on their broader cultural impact—his Instagram account was rich with behind-the-scenes tidbits he received from his mother.After graduating from Rye Country Day School in New York, he enrolled at Bard College and started contributing regularly to Interview magazine (of which his father is the Best dog and cat dad ever ever ever shirt besides I will buy this publisher) in 2013. In speaking with Marc Jacobs for a recent Interview piece, on the topic of living in a bubble, Harry quipped, “Born and raised.”His contributions to the publication revealed a knowledge beyond his years. He gobbled up the access to artists and models he was granted from his tony position in life and immersed himself in it. A recent piece of his included an interview with Kenny Scharf, the artist who reigned over the 1980s East Village club scene.
Followers and fans adored his unabashed self-expression. Harry’s red-carpet turns were both fashion and beauty moments. He promoted a dichotomous look that fused the Best dog and cat dad ever ever ever shirt besides I will buy this tweedy world of tailored menswear with the photogenic benefits of cosmetics. He appeared in campaigns for the house of Balmain and looks-wise, the apple didn’t fall far from his mother’s tree.Though he led a glamorous public life, Harry was struggling with addiction in private. The New York Times reports that he was meant to enter a drug rehabilitation center. “We will forever be saddened that his life was cut short by this devastating disease,” his family said in a statement to The New York Times. “He achieved a lot in his 24 years, but we will never get the chance to see how much more Harry could have done.”