During New York Fashion Week earlier this month, Taylor Swift only made one appearance at one show. It was the Tommy Hilfiger show, specifically for the capsule collection designed by Gigi Hadid in conjunction with the Hilfiger label. Taylor basically came out to support her friend Gigi, and Taylor made a big show of posting Instagrams from the show (including a video of herself singing along to Calvin Harris’s “This Is What You Came Here For,” which she wrote). I didn’t think much of the fact that the show seemed sort of raucous, in a very white-bread/Taylor Swift way. But according to Star Magazine, Mr. Hilfiger was so mad that Taylor pulled focus from the clothes! And not only that, Swifty is allegedly persona non grata with many designers. For reasons!
Taylor Swift has landed herself on fashion’s “don’t” list thanks to her antics during NYFW.
“Tommy Hilfiger hated her showbaoting in the front row at his show,” sniped one insider. “Taylor screamed and hooted at Gigi Hadid the whole time, you could barely focus on the clothes – it was a runway show, not a pep rally.”
In the wake of Taylor’s many public feuds and web of lies, the singer has become the celeb equivalent of a fanny pack. The source says designer Phillip Lim finds Taylor’s hunger for publicity “sickening” and won’t allow her at his next show, ditto Vera Wang, who once clamored to dress Taylor but now “turns her nose up at the very mention of her name.”
“Just last year Taylor was such an It Girl but people are tired of how calculating and phony she is,” explains the tipster. “And once the fashion pack decide you’re not worthy, it’s very difficult to recover.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
While no one should underestimate the juvenile pettiness and general superficiality of fashion professionals, I doubt this is true. I mean, maybe Vera Wang doesn’t care about Taylor Swift anymore, but let’s face it: most designers would love to dress Taylor in any way. Maybe not the designers tight with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, granted. Like, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy won’t be dressing Taylor any time soon, methinks. Neither will Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, especially since Balmain’s latest ad is the music video for Kanye’s “Wolves.” But everybody else? Hell yes they would dress Taylor. They would love to have her at their shows too.