Nov. 17 2021
Red Scarf (Echo's Version)
There are only a handful of people on this Earth that can incite a global rescue mission for a soft accessory, and unsurprisingly Taylor Swift is one of them. The release of her re-recorded and expanded 2012 album "Red," dubbed “Red (Taylor’s Version)” has re-ignited a fire of speculation around a long-lost red scarf.
If you haven’t been following the story, here’s the short version:
The centerpiece of the album is a new, 10-minute version of her classic “All Too Well,” complete with accompanying short film, starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien. In the song, Swift chronicles her tumultuous and heartbreaking relationship with an older man. Although Taylor has never confirmed the identity of the man in question, let’s be real — it's Jake Gyllenhaal, who she was dating through her 21st birthday.
Taylor’s lyrics are always laced with symbolism and this time it’s a scarf. The red scarf is introduced in the first stanza of the song with the lyric “And I left my scarf there at your sister's house, and you've still got it in your drawer even now.” In the short film version, Sink, playing Taylor Swift, enters a home wearing a red knit scarf that is later seen hanging over the stairs. The red scarf returns in the final scene, 13 years later, wrapped around the neck of her still-pining ex-boyfriend.
Judging from social media, Taylor has conclusively won the relationship but is still down one cozy red scarf.
Good news @Taylor and Swifties everywhere: Whether you want to stay warm in our sustainable Recycled Scarf in Rhubarb or get a little whimsical in the Menagerie 35” Silk Square in Cerise, we’ve got you (and your neck) covered. Just don’t lose this one — we can’t handle any more heartbreak.