Kim Kardashian has faced allegations of capitalizing on Taylor Swift’s popularity surge after donning a dress reminiscent of Swift’s iconic Speak Now era. The incident took place at a Dolce and Gabbana event held in Puglia, Italy, where Kim, aged 42, was captured in an exquisite flowing gown. The dress, a shiny magenta purple, boasted intricate detailing and was showcased through Instagram posts.
Kim gracefully wore the dress off her shoulders, showcasing her sun-kissed legs, while a long, voluminous train trailed behind her. Adding to her ensemble, she accessorized with a sizable diamond necklace featuring a prominent purple gemstone at its center. Her hair was elegantly styled, pinned back to highlight her face. Notably, Taylor Swift, aged 33, had recently released her album Speak Now Taylor’s Version, which prominently features her donning a remarkably similar dress on the album cover.
Fans mixed reaction to Kim Kardashian’s Dress
Fans of the pop singer were quick to notice the striking resemblance between Kim Kardashian’s dress and Taylor Swift’s iconic Speak Now era attire, and they took to social media to voice their opinions. Numerous comments flooded in, highlighting the similarity between the two looks.
One fan sarcastically referred to it as “Speak Now (Kim’s Version),” while another humorously mentioned that Kim’s version included a reference to her personal life. Some fans expressed their belief that the dress would have suited Taylor Swift or even Kendall Jenner better, criticizing the fit of the dress on Kim and mentioning wardrobe malfunctions. However, there were also fans who complimented Kim’s appearance, acknowledging that this was one of her best looks to date.
Taylor Swift’s Journey of Self-Reflection and Empowerment
Taylor Swift has utilized the process of re-recording her 2010 album Speak Now as an opportunity to eliminate elements of misogyny from it. In her documentary Miss Americana, released in 2020 on Netflix, the singer openly expressed regret for her past actions. Now, Taylor has taken action by modifying the lyrics to the album’s track “Better Than Revenge,” which originally portrayed a girl who stole her boyfriend in a resentful manner.
The original version contained lyrics such as, “She’s not a saint and she’s not what you think, she’s an actress. She’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress.” However, in the re-recorded version, the lyrics have been altered to, “He was a moth to the flame, she was holding the matches.”
In her documentary, Taylor explained her process of challenging and unlearning the misogyny she had internalized over the years. She emphasized that terms like “s***,” “b****,” and “bossy” should not exist, stating that there’s simply “a boss.” Reflecting on the specific song, Taylor acknowledged that she wrote it when she was 18, but as she grew older, she came to realize that no one can be taken away from you if they don’t want to leave.
It’s important to note that Taylor is re-recording her albums as part of an ongoing dispute regarding the ownership of the recordings for her first six studio albums.