Taylor Swift is spotted out and about in New York City.
We have spent years having great fun watching Miss Tay perfect her sidewalk sashay, which has been defined by wholly unrealistic and entirely too precious outfits for your average NYC sidewalk. With Tay, the artifice was built into the look. Yes, it was funny to see her wearing such ridiculous finery as she navigated Manhattan sidewalks, but she was selling an image of herself; the untouchable fashion princess making her way through the city. And it worked for her. Along with her astronomical rise as a pop star, she got a reputation for being someone who gives good sidewalk picture for the paps. In fact, her sidewalk sashay style, silly as it sometimes got, was always way better than her red carpet style.
Anyway, the irony is, all her fashion work (and her Anna Wintour hair do) has landed her the coveted position of co-host of the Met Gala tonight, the premiere fashion industry prom of the year. And to gear up for it, what does America’s Princess of Sidewalks do? Why, she steps out on one looking like, well, everyone else, for once. Sure she’s wearing labels head to toe, and the whole look was designed to look less expensive than it is (although it’s one of the more reasonable of her ensembles), but it’s kind of refreshing to see her take a style breather before the shenanigans get under way tonight.
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