Taylor Swift recently returned from her social media hiatus to reveal the cover for her sixth album, which is set to be released this fall. While this may have been exciting news to T. Swift fans, Taylor’s actual reputation may be on the line for her not-so-original cover art.
Taylor is posed on the album cover with a newspaper print overlay, which appears to be the knockoff version of a fashion print by designer John Galliano.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 23, 2017
Taylor’s cover art resembles one of Galliano’s t-shirt designs, as well as the iconic dress that he designed for Sarah Jessica Parker to wear on Sex In The City. Many Twitter users called her out on the strikingly similar design.
So did John Galliano design Taylor Swift's new album cover? pic.twitter.com/cAzde2Z1rc
— Kurt Soller (@kurtsoller) August 23, 2017
— Ant Sky (@kyhttsa) August 23, 2017
Also thanks Taylor Swift for riffing off Galliano newsprint – truly ahead of his time
— Gordon (@gogorgordon) August 24, 2017
Whether Taylor’s copycat design was intentional is unknown, but it’s gained her album release a lot more attention. The set release date is November 10, and for now, we’ll try not to judge an album by its cover.