Gigi Hadid: Taylor Swift Is 'Back to Work in the Studio Again'
News about Taylor Swift’s next album has been scarce, but one of her good friends gave a hopeful update at New York Fashion Week.
Swift attended Tommy Hilfiger’s carnival-themed fashion show at NYFW, which revealed his Tommy x Gigi collection with model Gigi Hadid, Friday (Sept. 9). In an interview with ET at the event, Hadid spoke about being thankful for Swift’s support.
"She's obviously such a great friend, and you know she is starting to go back to work in the studio again, and really made time to be here for me, and I am so grateful for that," she said.
That’s right: according to Hadid, Swift has returned to the studio. At the time of publication, Swift’s representative has not responded to Billboard’s request for comment about her quote.
One may guess that if Swift is back in the studio, she’s there to work on the follow-up to 2014’s hit album 1989 -- but no such details have been confirmed.
1989 dropped in October 2014, meaning Swift is approaching the two-year mark since her last full-length release. Since her debut, self-titled album came out in October 2006, she’s had a pretty faithful two-year gap between each subsequent album release -- with each new LP’s lead single arriving in August or September. Time will tell whether or not that tradition continues.
Music talk aside, Swift was clearly thrilled to support Hadid’s collaboration with Hilfiger.
“SO PROUD OF YOU GIGI!!!! That show was INSANE. Congrats to Gi, Tommy, and all the girls who just owned that runway!!” she wrote on Instagram. She also posted a video clip from front row at the runway, where she and friend/model Martha Hunt sang along to “This Is What You Came For,” the Rihanna and Calvin Harris hit co-written by Swift.
Hunt shared a photo of herself and Swift looking at a cell phone at the show, joking: “Tinder. Jk chill.”
Swift, meanwhile, shared the more likely version of what was going on in the picture: “Looking up videos of kittens hugging each other, probably.”