Swift sang her hit songs from her new album 1989, along with Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Irish singer Hozier, (real name Andrew Hozier-Byrne), who also performed as part of the show.
Swift really got into the act, wearing lingerie during her performance, including a sexy black lace number. But before she would put on any Victoria’s Secret designs, she insisted on one key feature, according to a source with knowledge of the show.
The 24-year-old singer stipulated that the lingerie she wore had to prevent her navel from being exposed.
Although she dresses in revealing gowns and sexy stage costumes, she never shows her belly-button on stage or off.
It seemed a little odd since she was awash in the navels of barely dressed models.
In fact, she’s very particular about what she wears.
‘For me, it’s important to be comfortable in what I’m wearing. Being comfortable means that no one’s going to be able to pull a fast one and take a picture of me that they’ll deem to be embarrassing,” she said in a recent interview with Asos magazine, published by the online retailer.
“I don’t want to wear something so short that I’m scared there will be a wardrobe malfunction, or have a picture of me falling out of my shorts or skirt,” she said.
Taylor finally addressed the issue directly in an interview in the upcoming issue of Lucky magazine.
“I don’t like showing my belly button. When you start showing your belly button then you’re really committing to the midriff thing,” she explained, somewhat quizzically.
“I only partially commit to the midriff thing — you’re only seeing lower rib cage. I don’t want people to know if I have one or not,” she added.
She apparently likes the mystery as well.
“As far as anyone knows based on my public appearances, they haven’t seen evidence of a belly button,” she continued. “It could be pierced. They have no idea.
“If I’m going to get some sort of massive tattoo, it’s going to be right next to my belly button because no one’s ever going to see that.”
For the record Swift does have a belly button. Check out this 2009 Improper story about Taylor’s day at the lake–before her belly button cover-up.
And check out her Victoria’s Secret lingerie photos. Sorry, no belly button view available.