You guys, Taylor Swift has been trolling us with every move she's made in the Reputation press tour and we need to talk about it. First, there was her extravagant Look What You Made Me Do music video, then there was her confusing ex-boyfriend reference in the tune Gorgeous. The most recent evidence? her new line of merchandise.
To explain how the songstress and mega-trickster has had the last laugh with her new line, we'll need to take you on a semi-exciting stroll back in time to a basketball game in New York City three years ago. Don't worry, this story is a thrilling ride if you're into petty plans laid out over extensive time periods.
Taylor stepped out in Peak Swift Season - AKA Fall - in November 2014 wearing a pair of mustard trousers, black booties and a burgundy turtleneck sweater with an ~interesting~ triangle cut-out.
She drank beer (which we can probably assume was pumpkin-spiced), took cute photos with other stars including Amanda Seyfried and Kate Upton, and went on her way home unaware she had sparked a major online debacle.
It turns out, tumblr was having a field day with the ensemble, because Taylor had actually worn her #trendy top backwards by mistake. When fans attempted to defend the singer, writing that the sweater was 'reversible,' Taylor herself took to the platform to have a laugh about it.
"I think what they’re trying to say politely is…I wore the shirt wrong, didn’t I.”
As we've learnt repeatedly through the launch of Reputation, Tay is not one to let her awkward encounters and failures be used against her.
The singer released a new lookbook of merchandise yesterday, and the Internet is already losing it over one particular item. Along with a plethora of snake rings, and suspiciously Yeezy-looking sweaters and hats, there is a burgundy top on sale that looks kind of familiar...
Yep, if you drag Taylor for a fashion faux pas, it seems you can expect to see it in a merchandise line three whole years later.
Taylor Swift, Queen of reclaiming her narrative and having the last laugh.