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Taylor Swift revives Nils Sjoberg and the whole Calvin Harris saga at Fashion Week

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Never underestimate the reach of Taylor Swift's squad powers.

Last night the pop megastar popped up at the Tommy Hilfiger show to support A-list supermodel buddy Gigi Hadid. Swift was placed front and centre, dressed head-to-toe in a sailor-inspired outfit from Hadid's new collection.

So far, so innocent. She's a fashion fan and a supportive friend.

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Taylor Swift on the Tommy Hilfiger frow

The 26-year-old hitmaker was also preparing to deliver a carefully orchestrated mic drop in the Swift/Harris saga that has rumbled on all summer.

When the models began to saunter out for their final turn on the carnival-themed catwalk, what song should play them out?

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Taylor Swift, Martha Hunt and Lewis Hamilton watch Tommy Hilfiger supermodel and squad member Gigi Hadid

It had to be ... it was: This Is What You Came For. 

As Hadid strutted down the runway, Swift whipped out her phone and filmed herself singing along to the contentious ditty that was so instrumental in her break-up with the Scottish DJ.

She then posted the clip to her 91 million Instagram followers.

Ooh, she is good.

It's likely that Hilfiger and Hadid were in on the video stunt. A celebrity front row is no longer enough: shows need drama.

Swift secretly wrote and sang on the award-winning hit under the pseudonym Nils Sjodberg when she and Harris were still an item. 

It then played a huge part in their messy split, with Swift reportedly ending things with the 32-year-old in June over lack of recognition for the song - a collaboration between Harris and Rihanna - before leaking her involvement to the press.

Harris argued that he was acting on Swift's wishes to keep their joint creation a secret, and accused the singer and her reps of making him "look bad" to generate publicity. 

It also triggered a seemingly relentless emoji war between Swift lovers and haterz (Hearts vs Snakes).

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Taylor Swift, aka Nils Sjoberg

Swift's latest move comes just days after Harris discussed their split in GQ, telling the magazine that “all hell broke loose” after their break-up.

“It's very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly,” he said. “The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicised than the relationship itself.” 

Over to you, Calvin.

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