Taylor Swift Wears Katie Holmes's Favorite Gucci Loafers in the "Fortnight" Music Video

This is your sign to invest in a pair.

Taylor Swift and Post Malone laying on the ground wearing matching Gucci loafers
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Taylor Swift gave fans plenty of Easter eggs to decode in The Tortured Poets Department, her eleventh album, and the music video for its lead single, "Fortnight," when both dropped on April 19. While Swifties combed the visuals for clues about her life, they may have missed Swift borrowing one of Katie Holmes's spring outfit formula staples in the video.

In a scene during the Post Malone duet, Swift and her co-star lay on a pile of pages while reading from a book titled "Us." (It's a reference to her Speak Now single "The Story of Us, of course.) The pair are dressed nearly identically in oversize black coats, black trousers, and black Gucci Jordaan loafers.

Taylor Swift and Post Malone lay on a pile of pages wearing matching gucci loafers

Swift appears with Post Malone in the music video wearing a pair of black Gucci Jordaan loafers—the same pair Katie Holmes wears constantly.

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The outfits, assembled by Swift's longtime stylist Joseph Cassell, are starkly understated compared to the sparkly Celine mini dress and Poor Things-esque jacket Swift wears at other points in the video. They're also grounded in a designer staple celebrities can't stop wearing.

When she's not setting sneaker trends, Katie Holmes often walks around Manhattan in her own pair of Gucci's black Jordaan loafers. Her styling is notedly less "tortured" than Taylor Swift's. Instead, Holmes shows their everyday appeal by pairing them with jeans, transitional spring jackets, and her go-to Mansur Gavriel tote bag. She even wore them the day before Tortured Poets was released, with an album-appropriate black trench coat.

Katie Holmes in New York City wearing Gucci loafers in New York City

Katie Holmes wore her black Gucci loafers just days before The Tortured Poets Department was released, in an easygoing outfit including a trench coat and jeans.

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Katie Holmes walks in New York City wearing a pair of loafers also worn by Taylor Swift

Earlier last week, Holmes also wore the loafers with a tan trench coat and jeans.

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Holmes isn't the only one who considers these loafers a wardrobe staple. Marie Claire editors named them the best loafers with designer tags, citing their sleek aesthetic and clever fold-over heels, allowing them to be worn as slip-on mules. Other celebrity fans include Kirsten Dunst, Lucy Hale, and Karlie Kloss.

Katie Holmes walking in SoHo wearing a black coat and Gucci loafers

Katie Holmes wore her black Gucci loafers several times throughout the winter, including with a Tortured Poets Department-coded black blazer coat and trousers.

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A Swift-Holmes fashion crossover was bound to happen sometime, given the stars' similar approaches to street style. Both women often mix luxury designers like The Row, Chanel, and Gucci with accessibly-priced staples. Swift is a repeat-shopper at Free People and Reformation; Holmes is a devoted Everlane fan.

Only Swift is known to stash clues about her music in her outfits, of course. Whatever she's trying to say with her Holmes-coordinating loafers, fans can at least guess that this black pair gets her stamp of wardrobe approval. Shop more timeless, music-video worthy black loafers below.

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Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.