The story behind the video is clever -- she's taken the press' caricature of her as a man-eating psycho girlfriend and she's run with it. But what I'm really obsessing over is the design, both of sets and costumes.
The video was shot at Oheka Castle, an insane mansion on Long Island. It features all kinds of luxury: wrought-iron staircases, upholstered beds, vintage cars, ornate fountains... Taylor's costumes are on another level of vintage-chic: lace, fur, leopard print, sheer, sparkly and sexy... It also includes a menagerie of animals: cats, horses, dogs, deer (!)... none of which were harmed during filming of course.
I think that in some ways, the look of the video really hits the mark because of its simplicity. It manages to be glamorous without being gaudy -- it's perfectly set without being over-styled. All in all, I find the entire thing delicious. Here are some of the best stills:
So what do we think -- has Taylor reached a new level of magnificence or what? and what wouldn't you give to be living this lady's fancy lifestyle?