After Taylor Swift released her disgusting pro-Tetanus video for Delicate, the comparisons came in fast. It was compared to Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice video, Sia’s video for Chandelier, and someone on Twitter even said that it reminded them of Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face. I immediately slid into that person’s DMs with a coupon for an MRI since they’re obviously suffering from some kind of awful brain disorder that causes them to make ILLEGAL comparisons like that. But what Delicate got compared to the most is Kenzo’s 2016 perfume ad, which starred Andie MacDowell’s daughter Margaret Qualley and was directed by Spike Jonze (who also directed the Weapon of Choice video). Kenzo maaaay have responded to people saying that they should file a grand theft charge against Taylor stealing their idea.
In Kenzo’s ad, Andie MacDowell’s daughter plays a fancy chick in a fancy dress at a fancy event who probably ate an edible at home, and right after it kicks in, she leaves the fancy people and enters her own world where she dances like a kung fu gorilla on meth getting tasered
In Taylor’s video (directed by Joseph Kahn) for Delicate, she plays a fancy chick in a fancy dress at a fancy event who probably ate an edible at home, and right after it kicks in, she leaves the fancy people and enters her own world where she dances like a kung fu gorilla on meth getting tasered.
At first, Page Six claimed that a rep for Kenzo gave them a semi-shady statement saying that Taylor should call them for tips on how to stay fresh.
“Listen Tay, I feel you. It’s hard to stay fresh. Call us, we can help.”
But then Page Six changed their story to say that a rep for Kenzo had no comment and that the statement came from “a top fashion PR pro who’s worked with Kenzo.” That could be code for “a rep from Kenzo who wants to keep their identity on the hush so the emoji wrath of the Swifties doesn’t infect their Instagram page.”
Whether a Kenzo rep or a “former Kenzo rep” said it, they’re gonna get it for this. Taylor Swift will not stand for anyone slandering her pristine reputation as a highly original artiste. I’m sure she’s summoning her army of lawyers to her lair and plans to show them evidence that proves she wrote the song Delicate and the entire treatment for the video under a pine tree on her family’s Christmas tree farm when she was just 8 years old. So technically Kenzo stole from her! C u n thejudgeschamber, Kenzo!