Kenzo responds to Taylor Swift copycat accusations

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 he…

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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Hailey Baldwin addresses gun violence at 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Hailey Baldwin used her wardrobe to remember the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards.The 21-year-old co-hosted the ceremony alongside record producer DJ Khaled on Sunday night (11Mar18), and …

Hailey Baldwin used her wardrobe to remember the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The 21-year-old co-hosted the ceremony alongside record producer DJ Khaled on Sunday night (11Mar18), and at one point, chose to wear a black T-shirt that featured the name of the school in Florida where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last month.

The model teamed the statement top with a pair of sequined palazzo pants and a sparkly double buckle belt.

Hailey, who has walked the runway for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Prabal Gurung, and Jeremy Scott, has previously used her social media profiles to speak out against gun violence in the wake of the tragic massacre, by sharing website links to March for Our Lives, the planned demonstration organised by students in support of gun control set to be held on 24 March.

Earlier in the evening, Hailey struck a pose on the red carpet at The Forum in Los Angeles, wearing a golden, tasselled Zuhair Murad Couture jumpsuit, which she teamed with a pair of metallic Jimmy Choo sandals, and jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz.

And before the show kicked off, the fashion star admitted she was surprisingly calm as she prepared to lead proceedings, considering she was a long-time viewer of the awards ceremony herself.

“I’m nervous about how calm I am. I’ve been watching past iHearts and trying to get spiffy with the prompter reading,” she told People.

Winners on the night included singers Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, who won the awards for Best Male and Best Female Artist, respectively, while rapper Cardi B took home the Best New Artist prize.

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