10 Hidden References in Taylor Swift's "Delicate" Music Video You Probably Didn't Catch
Taylor Swift has done it yet again! During the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night, the singer dropped the music video for her song "Delicate," and fans are freaking out. Not only is the video filled with a ton of dance numbers, but in true Swift fashion, it also has a few hidden references. Aside from making a few nods to her infamous "reputation," she also included a little reference to her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn (which shouldn't come as a surprise, seeing that the love song is rumored to be about him). See all the hidden references in the video ahead, then get all her outfit details.
As Swift flashes a fake smile at the reporters, we couldn't help but get major déjà vu. The scene actually bears a striking resemblance to her "Wildest Dreams" music video when she attends the big movie premiere.
In one of the first shots, Swift is spotted wearing one of her infamous snake rings. Of course, we can't help but notice that she's wearing it on her ring finger. Perhaps she's trying to tell fans that her relationship with Joe Alwyn is the "real deal"?
Feeling So Gatsby
After Swift whips off the bottom of her dress, she sports a sassy flapper-esque number. Not only does it bear a resemblance to her 1989 tour costume, but it could also be a reference to her song, "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things," in which she sings about "feeling so Gatsby for that whole year" when she was still friends with Kanye West.
If you look closely at the computer screens at the front desk, you can just make out the hotel's name, Hotel Délicat, which is French for delicate.
Shake It Off
While Swift dances in the lobby, she seems to give a nod to the "Shake It Off" video with her ballerina pose.
During Swift's dancing scene in the subway, the graffiti behind her reads "track 5" which is the track number for "Delicate" on Reputation.
Echoes of Your Footsteps
In true Swift fashion, there are a few hidden lyrics from "Delicate" written on the walls. You can just make out "echoes of your footsteps" as she's dancing in the rain.
In a Storm in My Best Dress
Speaking of Swift dancing in the rain, fans couldn't help but notice that the scene is basically the lyrics to "Fearless" come to life. In the song, she sings, "I don't know why, but with you I'd dance in a storm in my best dress fearless."
In the background of Swift's incredible split, you can just make out the sign for a place called Joe's Deli. While this could be a reference to the music video's director, Joseph Kahn, it's most likely a nod to Swift's boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.
The dive bar that Swift goes to at the end of the video is called Golden Gopher, which is located in LA. As one fan pointed out, she is wearing a blue dress when she goes inside. This could be a reference to her lyric from "Dancing With Our Hands Tied" in which she sings, "deep blue, but you painted me golden."