Who is 'You're So Vain' written about?
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8 Carly Simon facts you need to know
2. Who is 'You're So Vain' written about?
Mick Jagger, James Taylor, David Bowie, David Cassidy and Cat Stevens were all potential candidates. However, the song is actually about actor Warren Beatty. Well, the second verse at least. The rest of the song is apparently about two other, unnamed men.