“I loved playing the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, so I took inspiration from the costume designers and how brilliant they are with glitter. There are a lot of sparkly elements to my 1989 tour,” Swift, 25, reveals in this week’s issue of PEOPLE.
For those not keeping track, the singer has now played the annual show twice. First in 2013 (where she wore a sparkly mini dress to perform her hit song “I Knew You Were Trouble”), then again last December, where her model squad BFFs Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Martha Hunt all hit the catwalk.
Sequins, sparkles, paillettes, glitter — you name it, if it glistens, Swift found a way to incorporate it into her stage costumes. “I really like the way the light hits sparkles,” she says. “It turns everything into a fancy situation.”
And the glitz doesn’t end with her jumpsuits and crop-top-skirt sets. The singer even made sure her audience members got in on the action. “Everybody’s got bracelets on that sparkle. So, not only is the crowd being entertained by all the sparkly stuff we’re doing on stage — we’re looking out on to 60,000 people who look just like a glittery sky of stars,” says Swift. “Ugh, I love it.”
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For more on Taylor Swift’s current style obsessions, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE on stands now.
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