Taylor Swift songs echo across the radio, her fans can be found all over the world, and there aren’t many people who hear “We are never ever getting back together” and don’t immediately think of the pop superstar. The Grammy-winning singer, who has recently been spotted at Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, is set to play three sold-out shows at MetLife Stadium this weekend. Besides being a household name for her catchy songs, Swift is also known for the many elaborate looks she wears in her music videos, on tour, and on the red carpet.
In honor of Taylor Swift’s ongoing Eras Tour, which has taken the United States by storm since mid-March, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City has created an exhibition to display the star’s most memorable looks. The exhibit, Taylor Swift: Storyteller, is open at MAD now through September 4, 2023.
Coinciding with the theme of the Eras Tour, Taylor Swift: Storyteller complements different eras of the star’s career thus far. Swift has always been outspoken about the roles of women in the music industry and has used her costumes to personify many of the emotions her fans relate to. This emotional connection, along with the often dramatic and bedazzled designs, is what makes her costumes so notable.
MAD will display some of the singer’s most memorable ensembles from past music videos for their exhibit such as the cheerleader and ballerina costumes from her 2014 “Shake It Off” music video, the red wedding dress from “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” and the dramatic rhinestone set from “Bejeweled.”
To complete the experience, MAD will also display props from some of the most iconic scenes and looks, project clips from Taylor Swift’s music videos, and host a few karaoke events for fans to sing along to Swift’s music. There will even be Taylor Swift-related merchandise and apparel available for purchase.
As Taylor Swift mania takes over New York City, even the NYC Ferry is getting in on the fun. In a Tiktok video, the ferry service unveiled a sign for Taylor that reads “Welcome to New York (NYC’s Ferry Version),” a nod to one of her songs.
Taylor Swift: Storyteller tickets will be available on MAD’s website for $25 per person, as well as additional information about the exhibition.
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