Who the Old Taylor Swifts Actually Were in "Look What You Made Me Do"

It wasn't actually Taylor all the time...

One of the most stunning visuals in Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" music video was hands-down the mountain of old Taylor Swifts (opens in new tab)There were more than 12 (opens in new tab), in outfits stretching from Taylor's Fearless days to her recent goth Taylor. (opens in new tab) But the story of how that magic was created on screen is actually fascinating—and yours to discover in Swift's latest behind-the-scenes video. When Taylor shot that mountain scene, it was actually made up of a lot of Taylor stand-ins (hence the reason, for some Taylors, only the back of the head is visible).

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Here she is, chilling with some. ("Okay, this is the trippiest thing I've ever seen in my life," she says earlier when she first arrived on set to the gang.)

And watch Tay below reminisce about fighting in top hats, being "graceful," and dramatically kicking for the camera. It's signature old Taylor humor (opens in new tab)

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Alyssa Bailey
Alyssa Bailey

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.