Years after saying she wanted to be intentional about dressing in a way that would serve as an example to young girls, Taylor Swift appears to be nude in her latest music video.
In a series of [Warning: graphic] clips released on Instagram, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter teased her music video "Ready For It" which will be released on Thursday. The video, which has a science-fiction theme, shows images of Swift as a nude cyborg.
The nude appearance is reminiscent of actress Scarlett Johansson's thermoptic suit worn in the "Ghost in the Shell" science fiction film earlier this year. Swift, however, once spoke out against the thought of using revealing clothing to showcase her music.
In a 2011 interview with The Telegraph, then 21-year-old Swift said she didn't feel comfortable wearing revealing clothing in photo shoots.
"It's just a life decision. I like wearing pretty dresses and I like trying out new styles but I don't feel comfortable taking my clothes off," Swift said seven years ago. "I wouldn't wear tiny amounts of clothing in my real life so I don't think it's necessary to wear that stuff in photo-shoots."
While some considerable time has passed, the Grammy Award-winning musician once told Billboard that it was important for her clothing to reflect the fact that she is a role model.
"The reality is what you wear matters. If you're a singer and on TV and in the living room of some 12-year-old girl, she's watching what you're wearing and saying and doing," she previously told Billboard magazine. "For me, when Faith Hill performed on an awards show, everything mattered — everything she said, did, wore, I tried to copy it. That's what little girls do, so there is a big responsibility and I take it very seriously."
Still, she admitted that it was hard to say what her image would be in 2017 or 2018.
"As far as in the next seven years, I'll be 28 or 29, so I don't know," Swift said in the 2011 interview. "It just depends who I meet."