A Kenzo representative has spoken out after Taylor Swift was accused of copying one of their adverts in her new music video.
The popstar debuted clips from her new track Delicate at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night (11Mar18), which showed her wildly dancing at a swanky hotel.
However, many fashion fans have noted the similarities between Taylor’s video and that of a previous Kenzo advert directed by Spike Jonze in 2016, and the brand, helmed by designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, has since addressed the controversial claims.
“Listen, Tay, I feel you. It’s hard to stay fresh. Call us, we can help,” a rep from the French fashion house cheekily posted online.
Jonze’s campaign for fragrance KENZO World starred actress Margaret Qualley and depicted The Leftovers star ditching a fancy party before breaking out into an erratic, solo dance routine.
In an article posted on Monday, editors at fashion blog The Cut pointed out the many overlaps between the luxury label’s advert and Taylor’s musical offering.
“While music videos are often a pastiche of influences, the similarities are hard to ignore: The gowns are similar, as is the premise and the setting and the frenetic facial contortions,” they wrote. “Of course, there are also some major differences, primarily when it comes to the quality of dancing. Margaret Qualley is a classically trained ballerina, while Swift is mainly known for her weird arm-dancing at awards shows and something called the ‘dolphin body roll.'”
Many Twitter users also accused Taylor of allegedly ripping off the iconic ad, however, a source close to the Shake It Off hitmaker rubbished these claims in a statement to Page Six, and insisted that her video has a “beginning, a middle and an end”.
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