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Fug or Fab: Taylor Swift in Monique Lhuillier


So, right before I saw this photo, I had found one in which a different photo service mis-identified Ivana Trump — IVANA, not Ivanka — as Gigi Hadid. This is important because it establishes that I was already in a “WHAT IS GOING ON???” frame of mind when I saw this photo thumbnail and thought, “Dear GOD, and now they’ve mistaken Ashlee Simpson for Taylor Swift.” Observe:

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In fairness, that IS a leap a person could make, if it were, say, 2007. That thumbnail says, “My extremely famous sister Jessica is wearing Daisy Dukes with wedges all over town and I’m stuck in burnout velvet and chokers because my dad told me I’m alternative.”

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Met Gala Well Played: Taylor Swift in Louis Vuitton


I am catching myself trying to guess whether this opinion will be unpopular, but it doesn’t matter: I still am pleased with this.

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

I think there is often extreme pressure on the co-chair to demonstrate that he or she, at least, fully understands the theme even if everyone else is scratching their heads. Taylor’s effort here is one of the best in recent memory. I was EXTREMELY concerned she was going to go full Tron on us, with a slick helmet-like bob and a light-up catsuit, or otherwise pop out in something that veered absurd. So this is really a relief. It’s edgy and cool and slick, with futuristic leanings and tiny flavor of Fembot, but it doesn’t hew too closely to any of those things — at least, not in a way that obscures Taylor Swift’s innate Swiftiness. She’s still very much herself in this, while also clearly playing the ultimate game of dress-up. That is a really tough line to walk.

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Fugtrospective: Taylor Swift’s Met Gala Gowns


T.Swizz here is the co-chair of Monday’s Met Gala, the theme of which this year is — ahem — “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, highlighting the intersection of fashion and tech in today’s world.” (So get ready for a lot of LED dresses, basically.) Just for fun, as we prepare for whatever Taylor has in store — for some reason I’m predicting a Tron vibe from her — let’s take a look back at all of her Met Gala ensembles. Pick your fave.

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Fug or Fab: Taylor Swift in YSL at the iHeartRadio Awards and Haney at the GLAAD Awards


With the caveat that fewer things bring me more joy on this rapidly decaying earth than (poorly) belting Taylor Swift in the car, I do have some notes.

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Oscar Fugs and Fabs: The Taylor Swift Squad


The memo apparently was to wear black. Selena (and Lorde, actually) wore silver and black. I hope they won’t have bad blood now.

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Grammys Post-Party Fugs and Fabs


I thought for a second that was Selena Gomez in the background, and I was going to stage a fashion intervention. As it is, we might need to tell Taylor to put down the tube tops.

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Grammys Fug or Fab: Taylor Swift in Versace and Selena Gomez in Calvin Klein


This sure feels like a recipe baked from borrowed ingredients — say, a dash of this tube-top look and a pinch of this one, a soupçon of these abs, and a hefty cup of the skirt from what she wore last year. In fact, this entire affair is basically the bathing suit version of that Elie Saab. And it is not my mason jar of jam.

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