It sounds crazy to think that it was only 4 years ago, not even half a decade, that the Louis, Liam, Harry, Zayn, and Niall performed together live on American television for the first time. It also sounds crazy when you spin it the other way—it’s been 4 whole years, nearly half a decade, since this huge day.
Now that they have two American football stadium tours under their designer belts, it’s amazing to think about how much has changed since they first came stateside to perform at the Today Show in Rockefeller Plaza on 12 March 2012. Most noticeably, how much their clothes have changed.
Look at those babies! Red, white, and blue. Braces. Blazers. Baggy pants with room to grow into. Tattoo-less arms and fresh faces. A lot can change in 4 years.
Sometimes in a world full of YSL, it’s hard not to long for those days of braces, right?