Taylor Swift is back with more grit and spunk than we probably ever thought her capable of. Her latest music video for “Look What You Made Me Do” from new album “Reputation” had fans rewinding, playing and rewinding again to catch a glimpse of every single version of herself Swift’s parading, burying, trampling over or slightly mocking during the course of the four minute clip. Apart from the every racy scenes in which she is seen sporting Bulgari necklaces, thigh-high boots, leather bustier, studded biker jackets and whips – we also see relics of past Taylor Swift’s.
We’ll now take a closer look at 13 of these looks and where we’ve seen them before.
PS: Did you know that the number “13” is also Taylor Swift’s lucky number? Go figure.
The good old days, when Taylor was just a sweet country-singing chick with fair curls and a big smile. We see her wearing the same spangled dress from her Fearless tour here, sobbing over her glittery guitar. She was still every inch the sweetheart back then.
Who could forget the nerdy-do in “You belong to Me”? Here it is again, Same bespectacled, affronted look, different names on her shirt. She now sports the active members of her squad, featuring the likes of Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Lena Dunham, Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds, Ed Sheeran, Martha Hunt and so on. Queue in, all sorts of conspiracy theories for all the names which should be on the shirt but are not.
Fitting that we see Taylor Swift being actually buried in this Oscar de la Rente light pink gown with huge bow at the back which she wore for the 2014 MET Gala, the one her cat Meredith, pounced on during one of her fittings. And it was being buried by none other than…
… A very dead zombie wearing the blue J Mendel dress she wore for her “Out of the Woods” music video, along with (sort of) same shoulder length hairstyle. Incidentally, this was also at the end of her 1989 world tour. Fitting indeed.
Who could forget this moment? When Kanye brusquely took the microphone from Swift (here wearing a stunning Kaufmanfranco one shoulder gown in nude and silver) as she was taking her award for best music video at the VMA 2009, where declared that Beyoncé’s video was the best one. Not a happy moment for Taylor.
Maybe an ode to rumours stating that she is a manipulator of men? We see her wearing a ringleader costume from her Red tour, red sequins, top hats and a whole lot of attitude.
Here’s the Swan Lake moment from “Shake it off” in her part as the white swan: white tutu, feather and headpiece complete with crown.
Here’s Olivier Rousteing’s glimmering playsuit which Taylor wore at the 2015 Billboard Awards (back when rumours were spreading of Calvin Harris being her then new beau).
Things start getting a bit hazy here as we see piles of Taylor Swifts climbing on top of each other. None of them seem to be enjoying it much, but at least we can spot a couple of outfits we’ve seen somewhere before.
- The red polka dot shirt from “We are never (ever, ever!) getting back together” music video
- 2014 VMAs blue bodysuit from Mary Katrantzou
- 2015 VMAs Ashish sequinned dogtooth outfit
- We are never getting back together” pyjama-wearing Taylor Swift form the music video.
This is really a bit of a bonus but you can clearly see the Fedora hat at the top of the pile in the right image, worn by Taylor Swift at an X-Factor performance in 2012, where she had worn a buttoned up white and black blouse and skinny black pants.
What do you think of Taylor’s new video? Do you have a favourite look from the ones listed here or do you think she should have included something else which made headlines along the years? Whatever your opinion, no one can argue the fact that she’s come a long way, from a country girl singing about her Romeo, to kick-ass femme fatale in the dominating role we see her today.
Whether you love her or hate her you have to admit, the girl’s got attitude.
PPS: Coincidence? We think not.