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Taylor Swift's New Music Video Brings Clues, Controversy

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Michele Schwartz | 13 March, 2018, 11:34

Does Taylor Swift Shout Out Boyfriend Joe Alwyn in "Delicate" Video Easter Egg? .

See both Swift's video and the Kenzo ad below.

Someone get Diet Prada on the case, because some people think Taylor Swift's new music video for "Delicate" took some liberal inspiration from the fashion world.

However, some observers were quick to point out feelings of déjà vu upon viewing the video for Delicate - with one 2016 clip coming to mind. Here, though not explicitly mentioned in the song lyrics, it was nice to see her return to that dancing feeling, albeit secretly this time, as she seemed to clue fans into the wondrous headspace she's been occupying lately, away from the cameras.

While the video has been warmly received by fans, with many dubbing her expressions and uninhibited dancing "relatable", the rest of the discussion around it has been far less complimentary, with many accusing Swift of "ripping off" others' work and channelling dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler.

Taking full advantage of the situation, the pop mogul breaks out her dance moves through the streets of Downtown Los Angeles. That allows her to unleash her true self without being hounded by the media.

In the clip, Taylor receives a note which magically renders her temporarily invisible.

The Spike Jonze-directed advert for the Kenzo World perfume was the most cited piece, as people pointed out the similarities between Swift's actions and that of the advert's star, Margaret Qualley.

The commercial shows Qualley tuning out of her surroundings at a lavish black-tie event.

Looking ahead of herself, Swift is looking forward to her stadium tour launching May 8, tickets can be purchased here.

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