Katy Perry, Drag Queen

Posted on August 29, 2011

You guys, Katy Perry… she’s a national treasure; a gift from God to gay fashion bloggers like us. Just look at the smorgasbord of crack she laid out for us last night:

Katy Perry at VMAsAtelier Versace Fall 2011 dress

Katy Perry at VMAs

Vintage bath mat Chinoiserie. Genius. Excellent use of props.

By the way, the “you shouldn’t match your outfit to your hair” rule gets tossed when your hair is pink. For future reference.

 

Katy Perry at VMAsTom Ford Fall 2011 dress.

Katy Perry at VMAs

Surprisingly understated in a “purple sheer and lace dress with pink velvet belt to match your pink hair” kind of way. In other words, this is understated for Katy Perry. It would probably get you arrested.

 

Katy Perry at VMAsChristian Dior Fall 2011 Couture dress; Philip Treacy hat (part of the collection) and Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

Katy Perry at VMAsShe may be the only woman on the planet capable of making ANY of the looks from this collection actually work for her. Again: “work FOR HER.” This would probably get you committed. But admit it: wouldn’t you love to show up wearing this on the day you tell your boss to take this job and shove it? Would this not make a perfect “Fuck all y’all, I’m out of here” look? Sure, it’ll make your ass look huge, but once you commit to wearing a cube on your head, traditional notions of “flattering” no longer apply.

Katy Perry at VMAs“Breaking Records” dress designed by Johnny Wujek for Furne One and Giuseppe Zanotti heels

Katy Perry at VMAs

All drag queens know the value of self-promotion. Not that there was ever a danger of anyone NOT realizing this is Katy Perry, but we appreciate the superhero-like commitment to wearing your name on the front of your clothes.

Katy Perry at VMAsHouse Of Hype’s 2011 MTV Video Music Awards After Party

Katy Perry at VMAs

Joan Holloway on acid. How fucking genius is THAT?

 

[Photo Credit: Getty, elle.com, tomford.com]

 

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    I really am not fan of her music but I gotta say I adore her for taking the notion of it all being a huge joke and RUNNING with it. Bless her for making us all smile, which is after all, one of the points to being an entertainer, no?

  • Anonymous

    Freaking love her. This is what Nicki Minaj failed miserably at doing.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      I agree it’s totally what Nicki wants to do, but can’t pull together.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      I agree it’s totally what Nicki wants to do, but can’t pull together.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      I agree it’s totally what Nicki wants to do, but can’t pull together.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    LOVE the Joan Holloway comment

  • Anonymous

    I am impressed that in all these outfits except the last one her assets have been very nicely hidden or supported.  The record dress could have been a train wreck of cleavage, but it wasn’t.  Other than that?  She’s Katy Perry.  Girls going to do what she’s going to do.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PMAPJYMO5AC6GMONR6NQFURAXE bebo

    It’s the mtv I think she looks great.  Love the last look.

  • http://twitter.com/thatchickArlene ummm….Arlene???

    is it me or does the pink hair make her look a tad old in the face?

  • jeneria

    So tired of all these women and their constant need to be weird.  They’re all getting so dull and boring.  Perry, GaGa, Momsen, Ke$ha, Minaj, Rhianna. . .yawn.

    • Anonymous

      How can being “weird” be “dull and boring” if anything, Katy is not weird. She is batshit insane. 

      • jeneria

        It’s dull and boring when everyone’s doing it.  And right now too many marginally talented pop tarts are trying to be Weird.  So it’s boring.  I’m not going to fawn over these 20 somethings just because corporate pop tells me I should and I’m not going to find them “Original” and “Edgy” because Rolling Stone says to.  They’re cookie cutter and even their attempts to be odd seem so trite and contrived. 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J723MWN5ULPAT5R2LDTCRVPU4A Alyssa None

          and I’m pretty bored with all the people who have to tell me how over pop music they are. let’s just sit here for a while and yawn at each other, yes?

        • Anonymous

          With ya on that! The get ups seem to say, “forget the auto-tune just look at these crazy cloths”

        • Anonymous

          With ya on that! The get ups seem to say, “forget the auto-tune just look at these crazy cloths”

    • MilaXX

      It’s what the young do and it’s also what entertainers, most noticeably pop stars do.

    • Anonymous

      The reason I like Katy is because she seems to be having FUN with it, while GaGa just takes herself way too seriously.  She doens’t seem to be enjoying it the way Katy does. 

    • Anonymous

      Well good heavens, you don’t want it all to be about their MUSIC, do you?

  • http://twitter.com/siao siao

    Is it just me or does she look a little like Marion Cotillard in the second picture? Or has the crackiness of her outfits caused me to go temporarily blind and/or insane?

    • Katie MacGrain

      She does look a little like her, I thought the same thing!

    • Aaron Blair

      No, you’re not insane.  There’s a definite resemblance between the two of them.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that Katy Perry features on one or more of the threads on Marion’s imdb discussion boards dedicated to comparing her to various other female celebrities, appearance-wise. 

    • Aaron Blair

      No, you’re not insane.  There’s a definite resemblance between the two of them.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that Katy Perry features on one or more of the threads on Marion’s imdb discussion boards dedicated to comparing her to various other female celebrities, appearance-wise. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KQSCZ4X56BINGVTD4O6HT2NVRQ Deborah

    love all the looks except the last one! looks like her boobs are melting… O.o

  • Judy_J

    Oh, my.  I stand in awe.

  • Anonymous

    Who is she, again?

  • Anonymous

    Love. Her. (And I am coveting those technicolor Giuseppe Zanotti wedges she paired with the Dior.)

    • Anonymous

      Those Zanotti wedges are an instant cure for depression. I’m feeling happy just thinking about them!

  • Anonymous

    When I saw her with the cube on her head, I thought she was at a Packers game.  I said, “She looks like a sandwich.”

    • Aaron Blair

      I thought it was supposed to be a cheese cube.  And my mind immediately wandered back to the dream episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  “I wear the cheese.  The cheese does not wear me.”

      • MilaXX

        I thought is was cheese as well. I thought she was spoofing mid west housewives or something.

  • Anonymous

    Oh bless her heart.

  • Anonymous

    Everything she wears looks like a costume. After the reviews Dior Couture received I didn’t think anyone would be wearing it anywhere. I guess it was right up her costume alley.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380079551 Marie Dees

    Sigh, now I want to die my hair pink. Again. 

  • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

    I just she keeps it fun and stays away from the Dominatrix/SexSlave territory, she’s way too sweet and adorable

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks pretty adorable in all of those pics, and I can’t believe I’m saying that when she has pink hair! But she’s totally WERQing. And her music is like crack-cocaine — I cannot stop listening to it when I hear it.

  • Anonymous

    Compared to the dreadful bunch you served up in your earlier post… she’s a bunchafun!!  Why the hell not, say I!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    Yessssssssss. What did we do before Katy Perry was here to rescue us all from red carpet boredom? I honestly have no idea.

  • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

    Wow she looks old in that last outfit!

  • http://twitter.com/RocknLox Khadijah James

    Any woman who can wear a yellow Pac Man piece on her head, daring the blue ghosts to “Just TRY it!!!” has my full, and complete support. 

  • Anonymous

    “Joan Holloway on acid” – love it!  I’ve got to find a way to work this into regular conversation.

  • Anonymous

    “Joan Holloway on acid” – love it!  I’ve got to find a way to work this into regular conversation.

  • Anonymous

    “Joan Holloway on acid” – love it!  I’ve got to find a way to work this into regular conversation.

  • Anonymous

    “Joan Holloway on acid” – love it!  I’ve got to find a way to work this into regular conversation.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, that’s a Philip Treacy hat. I thought she was doing some retro gaming Nintendo shout out.

    I like her purple performance outfit a lot. And the Dior suit.

    She still bugs the crap out of me. Her voice makes my eye twitch. And I cannot seem to escape her.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a little disappointed to find out that’s a Treacy hat. I assumed she just wanted to stick a block of cheese on her head.

      • Anonymous

        yeah, it’s like what the fancy players’ wives wear to Green Bay Packers games. Designer Cheeseheads!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, that’s a Philip Treacy hat. I thought she was doing some retro gaming Nintendo shout out.

    I like her purple performance outfit a lot. And the Dior suit.

    She still bugs the crap out of me. Her voice makes my eye twitch. And I cannot seem to escape her.

  • Anonymous

    she is a hoot! i’d take a cube hat over a sparkly bath towel any day.

  • Anonymous

    I love that she doesn’t take awards shows seriously…especially an awards show for a former music channel celebrating music videos, which they haven’t aired in ten years.  Next to her, the tastefully dressed women look ridiculous, like Nicole Kidman at the CMAs.

    Look 1 – PERFECT.  Look 2 – fine.  Look 3 – beyond fabulous, but the hair needs to be more extreme to accommodate the hat.  Look 4 – great, and I agree with PeggyOC that it could have been all “Boobs busting out of records!” but she showed restraint.  Look 5 – Joan Holloway as painted by Andy Warhol – fabulous, but the hair doesn’t work with the style or the colors.  Again, it needs to be more extreme, especially the color.  She looks like Frenchie from Grease a few weeks later, with roots showing and the color fading.

    Still, crazy outfits + cheeky humor + an unusual lack of cleavage = drag fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      Awww, Frenchie!  It’s hard to keep your roots up once you’ve dropped out of beauty school.

    • Anonymous

      Awww, Frenchie!  It’s hard to keep your roots up once you’ve dropped out of beauty school.

  • Anonymous

    I love that she doesn’t take awards shows seriously…especially an awards show for a former music channel celebrating music videos, which they haven’t aired in ten years.  Next to her, the tastefully dressed women look ridiculous, like Nicole Kidman at the CMAs.

    Look 1 – PERFECT.  Look 2 – fine.  Look 3 – beyond fabulous, but the hair needs to be more extreme to accommodate the hat.  Look 4 – great, and I agree with PeggyOC that it could have been all “Boobs busting out of records!” but she showed restraint.  Look 5 – Joan Holloway as painted by Andy Warhol – fabulous, but the hair doesn’t work with the style or the colors.  Again, it needs to be more extreme, especially the color.  She looks like Frenchie from Grease a few weeks later, with roots showing and the color fading.

    Still, crazy outfits + cheeky humor + an unusual lack of cleavage = drag fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    Fun! And she doesn’t look like a hooker wannabe.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that was FUN. Can you picture Mrs Obama in the black & white skirt with the pink/green/yellow jacket (minus the chapeau)? I think it’s a look she would rock. Anyway, I don’t have a clue who Katy Perry is but she is an entertaining celebrity, clotheswise. 

    • Anonymous

      I just love that you don’t know who Katy Perry is. I’ll bet if I told Katy that, she’d get really mad and have to come look you up or something.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, yeah, all good, but. . . .  maybe I’d have a different reaction yesterday or tomorrow or 5 minutes earlier or later, but right now I just miss the days when being a musician was about music. And musician “fashion” was about personal expression. Give me the Isley Brothers in dashikis and Lady Miss Kier in psychedelic bell bottoms. You can have your pop stars in Tom Ford.

    • Anonymous

      I love Lady Miss Kier!  Favorite house-cleaning-before-guests-arrive music!

    • MilaXX

      Yeah but right around the time we had the Isley Brothers we also had Boosty Collins and while we had Lady Kier we also had Grace Jones. Same stuff, different generation.

      Music has always had side show elements to it.

      • Anonymous

        Of course, you’re right, but what I see in this Katy Perry spread is costumes. But not personal costumes. Not a look that says KATY PERRY.  All I see is, Pop Star in Couture.  I say leave the fashion designers to the movie stars, because movie stars — that is, actors — are by definition blank slates. Musicians — develop your own styles, please!

        • MilaXX

          That’s what I think her schtick is. She’s like a human Barbie doll. S instead of retro Barbie or Barbie goes to China, we have Katy Perry

          • Melanie S.

            She really looks like a Barbie in the second picture of the records dress–with the way the edges of the shirt cut across her shoulders, and the way her, ah, chest looks…

        • Shawn Hill

          She’s got her own version (she’s not Ke$ha or Minaj or even Gaga); it’s all Candyland, or plastic if you prefer. She’s a brand new toy, never an old tired one.

    • Anonymous

      Ahh, Granny, I remember *40 years ago* in the 70′s when everyone bemoaned the demise of the artist in the music industry & how it was now all about the industry ‘suits’ and their record companies and the distribution game.

      I’m not at all disputing that actual music seems to have receded even further in the best-selling/award show segment of the business.  Packaging reigns (though SOME talented people are pretty enough, still.)

      I just wish it was easier for those of us no longer on [any pale version of] “the scene” to find & follow the many really amazing musicians who have a smaller presence via Internet distribution & live performance. We all need a couple of 16-26 year olds who’ll spend the time online downloading music & staying up late in dirty, 3/4 empty dives separating the wheat from the chaff for us.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I still spend a good deal of my life in 3/4 empty dives (for the music, the music, not the Wild Turkey!).  I agree with you that even in the commercial realms there’s still some talent. I’m just feeling crabby about the fashion show (explained more in my reply to MilaXX, below).

  • Zubair Ghumro

    Love the first and the 2nd look. Thanks God for bitches like her who bring out the craziness in the public. 

  • Anonymous

    This is the kind of wackadoodle I can appreciate!  I like that she always looks like she just stepped out of some little girl’s Asian-made playset, or out of a dream sequence from Grease.  I say have a ball with fame while it lasts–she looks really cute.

  • http://twitter.com/stardust462 Elizabeth O’Malley

    I think she looks adorable and everything just works. I think the Tom Ford dress looks really, really great with her hair color. The belt (corset?) picks up her hair color well.

  • Anonymous

    I can sometimes see the attraction – but NOT here.  Maybe the fact that I think the pink hair looks horrendous but I don’t like any of these looks

  • Haley Buchanan

    Katy Perry is second only to Gaga in her ability to wear batshit insane clothing and still show a true sense of style, aesthetics, and what actually looks good/interesting.  These two ladies know that it takes more than just a random, drunken assortment of clothes (ahem, Nikki Minaj) to make a true LOOK.  Well done Katy Perry, you crazy lady, you.

    • Anonymous

      “it takes more than just a random, drunken assortment of clothes… to make a true LOOK”

      –>Yes, exactly this. Katy Perry is wearing costumes for the character “eccentric pop star with a sense of humor” and she’s working the shit out of them. A lot of effort and thought went into these.

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    The curtains match the, erm, bath mat?

    • Anonymous

      Ha! I thought the same thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dylan.swain Dylan Swain

    I was in Portland last month at the same time as her concert. Took the family to Red Robin where a table of teens ‘n moms straight outta Jersey Shore were gorging on onion rings before the big night. The head of the table was reserved for a caped boy of fifteen or so, his hair aglitter in a pompadour, topped with a crown made of gold cardboard and jujube jewels, holding a three foot swirly lollipop emblazoned with “Katy, Be My Queen”. His overly-tanned and heavily made up mother was gauntily strutting around the table on seven-inch heels and a pink leather mini, chatting loudly with the other two overdone moms and their princess offspring, and the one heavily-muscled Guido dad in his Tapout shirt and greasy spiked hair.

    No judgements, just reporting what I saw.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dylan.swain Dylan Swain

    I was in Portland last month at the same time as her concert. Took the family to Red Robin where a table of teens ‘n moms straight outta Jersey Shore were gorging on onion rings before the big night. The head of the table was reserved for a caped boy of fifteen or so, his hair aglitter in a pompadour, topped with a crown made of gold cardboard and jujube jewels, holding a three foot swirly lollipop emblazoned with “Katy, Be My Queen”. His overly-tanned and heavily made up mother was gauntily strutting around the table on seven-inch heels and a pink leather mini, chatting loudly with the other two overdone moms and their princess offspring, and the one heavily-muscled Guido dad in his Tapout shirt and greasy spiked hair.

    No judgements, just reporting what I saw.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dylan.swain Dylan Swain

    I was in Portland last month at the same time as her concert. Took the family to Red Robin where a table of teens ‘n moms straight outta Jersey Shore were gorging on onion rings before the big night. The head of the table was reserved for a caped boy of fifteen or so, his hair aglitter in a pompadour, topped with a crown made of gold cardboard and jujube jewels, holding a three foot swirly lollipop emblazoned with “Katy, Be My Queen”. His overly-tanned and heavily made up mother was gauntily strutting around the table on seven-inch heels and a pink leather mini, chatting loudly with the other two overdone moms and their princess offspring, and the one heavily-muscled Guido dad in his Tapout shirt and greasy spiked hair.

    No judgements, just reporting what I saw.

  • Anonymous

    Joan Holloway on acid!  Now there’s an idea for a Mad Men episode.  One of the obnoxious Young Turks in the office (or one of Peggy’s boyfriends?) slips acid into the Kool-Aid.  Oh, what am I thinking?  Into the bourbon, slips acid into the bourbon…

  • Anonymous

    Joan Holloway on acid!  Now there’s an idea for a Mad Men episode.  One of the obnoxious Young Turks in the office (or one of Peggy’s boyfriends?) slips acid into the Kool-Aid.  Oh, what am I thinking?  Into the bourbon, slips acid into the bourbon…

  • Anonymous

    Joan Holloway on acid!  Now there’s an idea for a Mad Men episode.  One of the obnoxious Young Turks in the office (or one of Peggy’s boyfriends?) slips acid into the Kool-Aid.  Oh, what am I thinking?  Into the bourbon, slips acid into the bourbon…

  • Anonymous

    I thought I liked her (first hearing catchy pop tune), then thought I didn’t (fame via stupid trendy kissed a girl song) then thought I liked her (christian girl savvy enough to retool her life/career and you know what she’s kind of fun) then thought I didn’t (Russell brand, a bit too full of herself) then thought I did (Elmo people were mean to her!) then thought I didn’t (what do you mean she’s at the level of Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen in terms of #1 singles off a single album!), and then I thought I did again (boldness of the smurfette outfit).  And now, you know what?  I think I kinda love her.  She’s fun and seems semi-intelligent and is just riding this fun train as far as it will take her.  Good for her.  

    Though since my 5 year old likes her i kinda wish the friday night song didn’t include menage a trois quite so prominently, but maybe I am asking for too much.  I like her fun and lightness, just wish it wasn’t so over-sexualized at times.  Not here though.  This is FUN.  

  • Anonymous

    I thought I liked her (first hearing catchy pop tune), then thought I didn’t (fame via stupid trendy kissed a girl song) then thought I liked her (christian girl savvy enough to retool her life/career and you know what she’s kind of fun) then thought I didn’t (Russell brand, a bit too full of herself) then thought I did (Elmo people were mean to her!) then thought I didn’t (what do you mean she’s at the level of Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen in terms of #1 singles off a single album!), and then I thought I did again (boldness of the smurfette outfit).  And now, you know what?  I think I kinda love her.  She’s fun and seems semi-intelligent and is just riding this fun train as far as it will take her.  Good for her.  

    Though since my 5 year old likes her i kinda wish the friday night song didn’t include menage a trois quite so prominently, but maybe I am asking for too much.  I like her fun and lightness, just wish it wasn’t so over-sexualized at times.  Not here though.  This is FUN.  

  • Anonymous

    I thought I liked her (first hearing catchy pop tune), then thought I didn’t (fame via stupid trendy kissed a girl song) then thought I liked her (christian girl savvy enough to retool her life/career and you know what she’s kind of fun) then thought I didn’t (Russell brand, a bit too full of herself) then thought I did (Elmo people were mean to her!) then thought I didn’t (what do you mean she’s at the level of Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen in terms of #1 singles off a single album!), and then I thought I did again (boldness of the smurfette outfit).  And now, you know what?  I think I kinda love her.  She’s fun and seems semi-intelligent and is just riding this fun train as far as it will take her.  Good for her.  

    Though since my 5 year old likes her i kinda wish the friday night song didn’t include menage a trois quite so prominently, but maybe I am asking for too much.  I like her fun and lightness, just wish it wasn’t so over-sexualized at times.  Not here though.  This is FUN.  

  • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

    Katy Perry can get away with these looks because of her crazy eyes.  Seriously.  Look at ‘em.  CRAZY.  EYES.  It’s not an insult, I love her.  But girl got some crazy eyes. 

    I’m very appreciative of her figure, too.  Just throwing that out there.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

      Look at Michelle Bachman for really crazy eyes.

  • Terence Ng

    There’s a slight trace of trying too hard here, and I don’t love her shade of pink hair, but she’s got a great sense of humor, the clothes look good, and the lack of pretension is a huge bonus. Maybe I can look at the hat as “I’m a Sim!”.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

    Of course next to Gaga she looks like a Junior League matron but in the real world I love her sense of the absurd.  She really has lady balls!

  • http://www.celestiae.net Isy

    Why does everything look sad and droopy like it doesn’t fit her properly? Is it just her posture, or what? All of these looks are absurd, but I could take it if they weren’t so ill-fitting.

  • Anonymous

    Shockingly, I think she looks cute in all of these looks, my least favorite being the superwoman record dress.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

    If I were a pop star, I would 100% dress like Katie Perry.  Sure, Gaga’s more edgy, but she takes herself so seriously.  Katie’s just dressing up in the draggy, playful kind of way that most girls would love to, but don’t.  Perfect pop princess look!

  • Anonymous

    I think with Katy, her looks are more like ‘let’s play dress-up.’  She’s having fun with her clothes.  And that works better than Gaga, who’s doing it to put out some message or shock you, or Nicki Minaj who’s only interested in shock value.  I get tired of the message or shock schtick.  Having fun never gets old.

    And I don’t mind the pink hair, but I don’t like the hairstyle.

  • Anonymous

    Nobody, but nobody, has as much fun with couture as Katy Perry!  I love her attitude and love these looks.  Even with all the craziness going on here, she manages to accessorize so well that she looks more put together than a lot of carpet-walkers who dress seriously.  And what an antidote to those vile Jersey whores!  Just love her.

  • MilaXX

    I love how she does all these whack-a-doodle looks and yet they somehow work for her. She manages to make the craziest colors and clothes still look fashionable.

  • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

    I think that Katy Perry is doing the same thing that Gaga is doing, she’s creating this larger-than-life persona for herself, to which she is utterly committed. These looks are borderline between costume and fashion (okay, probably mostly costume), but it’s a costume created out of fashion. A lot of people might hate her for having no singing talent (I will say that she belongs to a different camp of singers compared to voices like Christina Aguilera or even Gaga), but I think she has a decent voice and amazing songwriting talent. Just look at how many people adore her songs, or even people who say that if only her songs were sung by someone else. What Katy truly is, more than a singer, is a performer. It’s more than just the songs, it’s the entire package that she delivers, and I truly respect her for it.

  • Now I am The Bee

    There are a few people on this Earth to whom I just shake my head and ask myself “Why are these no-talents so popular?” and Katy Perry has bumped Paul Schaefer off the top of the list.  I.  (just)  Don’t. Get. It. 

  • Anonymous

    She looks like her own grandmother at the after party.

    How did they get the cube to stay on her head? Nail gun? Shave a spot and use Krazy glue?

  • Julie Woodson

    Super cute

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    okay–committed, they could try but couldnt do it {no danger to self or others}, arrested: no, i’ve worn both similar & less. a job, yes, you, me, almost anyone would lose. otoh, you know, i like pink hair, the first time i wore it i was about fourteen, the last time maybe five, six years ago {but only in multi-pink streaks}. but that color pink is less hot chick of youth & more absolutely old lady, surprisingly so, & the outfit worn to whatever the last mtv event was, up there, really works that old lady gone crazy vibe along w/ the pink rinse. & it really looks like a rinse– i can almost give you its name, it used to come in large slate blue bottles when manic panic was called crazy color {before they had to alter its carcinogenic composition} & punkrockers would buy variations of it to add to the rit, the food color & whatever else was available.

    hope the tree didnt explode. i dunno, my life experience tells me guys w/ too many tattoos are more troublesome than any weather phenomenon, but tired old me is glad things are at least sort of okay over there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jin-Ong/584903214 Jin Ong

    These looks actually remind me of Manila Luzon. Awesome.

  • Anonymous

    A Gay friend just said he was ‘Over Me’ after I told him I loved Katy Perry and hated Brittany Spears. No contest. Katy is perky, cute and can actually sing.

  • Shawn Hill

    That she could wear that cube hat while politely accepting her award … she’s as committed to her costumes as Gaga was, in her own way. I love how Russell is content to be HER arm candy.

  • Anonymous

    My last day of my job is this Friday (after several years of too much stress, too little money, the usual things), so I would absolutely rock the Dior dress/Treacy hat combo that day if I could!  Whatever I do wear, I’ll imagine myself in this instead.  Well-played, Katy. 

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I get the gimmick and it works FOR HER, FOR NOW.  I would like to point out the real message of the Johnny Wujek dress is “Katy Perry: BROKEN RECORD”.  She has broken some (meaningless) records AND she is becoming a broken record of self promotion.

  • Anonymous

    Gaga annoys me to no end because she takes the whole I-am-an-artiste thing so self-righteously serious, but Katy Perry manages to never annoy me. She clearly has so much fun with herself and her clothes that she always makes me smile, even when she looks bonkers. No exception here. And for the record, I loooove that Christian Dior (though I could do without the box,). I have nothing to say about her talent (or lack thereof), but she looks fab.

  • Anonymous

    the christian dior is CUTE… i especially love the zanotti heels.

  • Anonymous

    The record hat reminds me of the time (long ago) when Bette Midler wore a 45 in her hair to the Grammys – ‘Come Go With Me’, by the Del Vikings. That was before she got all respectable on us.

    And LOVE the cube hat. How appropriate to wear what looks like very fashionable hurricane debris. I’d love to spend a day inside Philip Treacy’s head.

    –GothamTomato

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      I thought the same thing!! Bette was so great that night. 

    • Anonymous

      I’ve never been as disappointed in a performer as I was when Bette went all respectable on us. What happened to the girl who came out of the gay baths? What happened to the crazy mermaid in the wheelchair? Beh!

    • Anonymous

      I’ve never been as disappointed in a performer as I was when Bette went all respectable on us. What happened to the girl who came out of the gay baths? What happened to the crazy mermaid in the wheelchair? Beh!

      • Anonymous

        Ah, maturity. It happens to the best of us.

        But, I’m not so sure she could get away with that stuff anymore anyway. Past a certain age, it does start to look desperate. And who wants to see a 60 year old flashing her boobs?

        But Delores DeLago is still a classic and she still performs her on tour.

        –GothamTomato

        • Anonymous

          Point taken. I think it wouldn’t have been so bad if she hadn’t recorded that god-awful “From a Distance”. I was sure she’d been taken over by aliens.

          It’s good to know she still performs Delores. I don’t want her to ever completely lose her edge.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        she is married to one of the kipper kids, which is a great thing.
        if you dont know who they are {most people absolutely dont, it’s no crime} here you go:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kipper_Kids
        thats a very mild version, btw. so help me, i’ve seen em naked. most people who do know who they are, have.

        she was my absolutely hero when i was about ten years old, before i discovered patti smith.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve heard that her husband is a performance artist, but knew nothing about him. Thanks for that.

          The Divine Miss M was the first album I bought for myself, and oh my God, I worshipped Bette. I played that thing so much I’m surprised it didn’t fall apart. She does this beautiful version of “Do You Wanna Dance”. At the end, her back-up singers go “Shoo-Be-Do-Whap-Wah-Da”, then she says “That is the pitts ending to a really terrific song.” I think that’s when I fell in love with her.

        • Anonymous

          Patti Smith. *sigh* I’d have wanted to be her but that I was old enough by that time to have realized that I wasn’t wired for the emotional intensity. But she was my gold standard. And, while I haven’t followed her closely, I do still admire what’s been made public about her path through life.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve never been as disappointed in a performer as I was when Bette went all respectable on us. What happened to the girl who came out of the gay baths? What happened to the crazy mermaid in the wheelchair? Beh!

    • Now I am The Bee

      Well–Better is still rolling out the mermaids out in her Vegas show at Cescar’s Palace.  (And I only know that becasue I watch Kathy Griffen’s D-Lsit!) 
      And the difference between Bette and this Katy is that Bette has pipes!  She can belt it out, even a cappela,  and Katy cannot sing.  So the schtick is menaingless. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    She can really put on a show, can’t she. The record dress and hat are pretty damn genius.

  • Anonymous

    Ya know, if you can get away with this, go for it. She seems to know how to do this really well; I can’t quite describe it but she doesn’t look like she’s wearing a costume (unlike others I could mention)–she just looks really cute and crazy. Sort of like a more sophisticated Cyndi Lauper.

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s the color schemes, at least in part, and the sense of it being fun. They’re so different, but she does evoke Lauper for me, a little bit.  Whereas I think Gaga would have been a Zappa hanger-on.

  • Anonymous

    Katy Perry is the cutest thing alive and nothing anyone can say to the contrary will ever make me change my mind.  Of course she is outlandish, but it works on her because she gets the joke.  Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj and some of the others who dress outrageously are aggressive and in-your-face about it, and not particularly cute to begin with, but Katy Perry is having fun with it and it works.

  • Anonymous

    Katy Perry is the cutest thing alive and nothing anyone can say to the contrary will ever make me change my mind.  Of course she is outlandish, but it works on her because she gets the joke.  Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj and some of the others who dress outrageously are aggressive and in-your-face about it, and not particularly cute to begin with, but Katy Perry is having fun with it and it works.

  • Anonymous

    Katy Perry is the cutest thing alive and nothing anyone can say to the contrary will ever make me change my mind.  Of course she is outlandish, but it works on her because she gets the joke.  Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj and some of the others who dress outrageously are aggressive and in-your-face about it, and not particularly cute to begin with, but Katy Perry is having fun with it and it works.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Love her fashion choices.  So cracked out and fantastic, but put together enough that it totally works for her!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Love her fashion choices.  So cracked out and fantastic, but put together enough that it totally works for her!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Love her fashion choices.  So cracked out and fantastic, but put together enough that it totally works for her!

  • Mariah J

    I actually like the Tom Ford dress, but it doesn’t fit her. She’s a fame whore, and not in the clever way like Lady Gaga.

  • Mariah J

    I actually like the Tom Ford dress, but it doesn’t fit her. She’s a fame whore, and not in the clever way like Lady Gaga.

  • http://ape-z.blogspot.com April Zhang

    friggin LOVE her

  • spooki C

    I love pink hair but her’s looks so… dingy and gross. /sad panda

  • Anonymous

    I can’t with her. She took everything Lady Gaga once tried to say with fashion and made it brothel-ready. She is a label executive’s fetish dream and nothing more.

  • http://twitter.com/sariebee sariebee

    The black seam on the edge of the Broken Records dress makes it look like she has Barbie arms. If you told me this was a doll I would believe you.

  • Tim Wong

    Katy Perry managed to make Aletier Versace look like a $10 drag costume from China Town…
    but is it just me or would u just LOVE to see a project runway challenge based on Katy Perry?

  • Anonymous

    OMG.  When I saw a picture of her on elevator news I thought for sure that cube was part of the VMA background.  I love her even more knowing it is actually her hat.

  • Anonymous

    She always looks like she just stepped out of a comic, all those bright colors.  She knows what her fans expect and she always delivers.

  • Anonymous

    She always looks like she just stepped out of a comic, all those bright colors.  She knows what her fans expect and she always delivers.

  • Anonymous

    She always looks like she just stepped out of a comic, all those bright colors.  She knows what her fans expect and she always delivers.

  • Anonymous

    The cube makes me feel deeply troubled.  It is as if the cube is made of metal and has crashed onto her head and inserted its corner into her cranium.   Other than that, I liked the bathmat dress. 

  • Anonymous

    I know it brands me as a Philistine, but I prefer her to Gaga, who often seems so art school over-serious about her fun.

    When, as here, Perry doesn’t look like a marketing guy’s idea of a teenboy’s candy-colored vision of a hooker, I enjoy her. She’s on really familiar territory of pop princess with a bit of silly and an unsuccessful flirtation with edgy.  And her songs generally have a hook, which is what pop radio play/iTunes download is all about.

    Her costuming here (the Ford & the Dior) convince me that she’ll know how to bring her fans along with her once 40
     is just a memory, if the vagaries of the industry allow.

    And the TLo take is SO entertaining!  

  • http://profiles.google.com/melantha.chimera Eileen Duffy

    Is is just me, or do the oversize belts she wears make her chest look like it’s sagging already?

  • Anonymous

    Love her!  Darn, I wish I would have worn a cube on my head the last day I worked (the day they laid me off!).  At least picturing the scene has made me smile, thanks!

  • Anonymous

    No, you can’t call it a “hat” when she’s just got a neon yellow cube on her head. There are rules. 

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love the purple shoes in the Joan Holloway outfit.  Want!

  • Anonymous

    She pulls every one of these looks off because she truly owns them and looks like she’s having a blast being Katy Perry. It’s all in the attitude.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

    Her blond roots are bugging the shit out of me, because it makes her hair look dirty and thin at the root. I also hated that Dior collection with a passion, so I’m feeling a little negative about most of this. I do love that ridiculous first look though. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

    Her blond roots are bugging the shit out of me, because it makes her hair look dirty and thin at the root. I also hated that Dior collection with a passion, so I’m feeling a little negative about most of this. I do love that ridiculous first look though. 

  • Anonymous

    I love that Tom Ford dress, love love LOVE it!  And even on me, with my brunette dullness.

  • Anonymous

    She’s cuter than a bug’s ear.  I even like the pink hair on her, and I’m no fan of hair colors that are not found in nature.  You WERQ that crazy shit, Katy!

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    LOVE the outfit with the yellow cube hat.  Unfortunately I think the last outfit makes Ms Perry look like Mrs Slocombe from Are You Being Served?.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Starzstylista Starz Stylista

    She stole no. 1 from a c. 1993 Lucky Chang’s waitress, and I liked it.

  • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

    I liked her with the blue hair better, but I guess she’s moved on from pimpin’ out the Smurfs.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I love her — for one thing, I love any woman who is committed to being a drag queen, regardless of the necessary physical equipment.  And I so much prefer her style of cracktastic fun to Gaga who thinks it’s somehow a major statement to look ridiculous.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I love her — for one thing, I love any woman who is committed to being a drag queen, regardless of the necessary physical equipment.  And I so much prefer her style of cracktastic fun to Gaga who thinks it’s somehow a major statement to look ridiculous.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I love her — for one thing, I love any woman who is committed to being a drag queen, regardless of the necessary physical equipment.  And I so much prefer her style of cracktastic fun to Gaga who thinks it’s somehow a major statement to look ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    She’s an OK singer who’s OK in the looks department, but nothing special. I do like the fun showgirl-pinup persona she’s created for herself, though. Nice way to set yourself apart from the crowd of dry-humping-to-look-sexy pop stars.

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    She no Dita that’s for sure

  • Anonymous

    I effing love her – music and all.  That cube hat – I crave it.

  • sweetlilvoice

    I love it all….seriously. And she looks so damn happy!

  • Anonymous

    If she wasn’t such a pretty girl she could never get away with this.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the carpet matches the drapes.

  • http://twitter.com/loserfairy loserfairy

    KATY. Why didn’t you touch up your hair for this? It looks miserably faded. And that Breaking Records dress makes her look like she has barbie doll joints in her shoulders.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    I don’t know much about her, but is she trying to be a Lady Gaga?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

      I should say, that I mean this honestly.  Or did she always dress off-beat like this? 

      Oh, I DO know that she’s Joe Perry’s daughter.  And… that’s it.

      • Lisa

        No, she’s not Joe Perry’s daughter.  Perry is her mother’s maiden name.  Her actual last name is Hudson.  From IMDB:
        “Perry is her mother’s maiden name.  Parents Keith Hudson and wife Mary Perry are both pastors.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1523970099 Ana Cedillo

    ew the first one was fine, cute except she looked like skanky-white mulan. the cube..no. the vampire dress, too dark for the vmas (other more suitable occasion, fucking beautiful) and the breaking records..gorgeous! girll why didnt you wear that to begin with!

  • Anonymous

    She is officially Ringling Brother.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Now, I *so* want to wear a dress with my name on it.

  • Anonymous

    I really like the Dior outfit, but that ginormous square thing is killing me!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Awesomesauce.  The Philip Treacy hat made my day. 

  • Lisa

    Whoever said that Katy’s doing it right and Niki Minaj is doing it wrong – yes!  

  • Anonymous

    The Christian Dior A/W 2011 Couture hats were by Stephen Jones not Philip Treacy.

  • Anonymous

    Love her!!!

  • Jeremy Maz

    Wish she would have warn the cube more to the side like the model did on the runway.

  • Anonymous

    Katy Perry makes me real tired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

    We can laugh all we want that she looks like a human cartoon (by the way, love that), but designers have really sent some of this stuff down a runway as looks….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

    We can laugh all we want that she looks like a human cartoon (by the way, love that), but designers have really sent some of this stuff down a runway as looks….

  • bethannstamps

    doesn’t the Dior w the Tracy hat remind you of Mondo?

  • Anonymous

    Cute as hell and having fun. Good for you Katy!

  • Anonymous

    I think she does this to piss of Beyonce. So I support all things Katy Perry.  KP is the pop Sandra Bullock.Think about it. Gaga has blown her load and KP is all working overtime in the Quirky mcLeggy sometimes you need to be the inbeTween Teen Dream Ms. Thang Thing. All she will have to do is do a duet with Lauper and it will seal her as official Girl just having fun approval. Yep, a “True Colors” duet could really bring an end to Beyonce in the pop world. God make it so! Go KP!

  • akprincess72

    Biatch is wearing MY blue shoes & with THAT cracktastic get-up????!!!!!  Grr.

  • http://twitter.com/Shopgrrl81 Shopgrrl81

    Once I took your advice and started thinking of Katy Perry as if she were a drag queen I started to like her a lot more. Disagree on the Joan Holloway comment though, if only because Joan would never allow her boobs to look that unsupported. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

    1.  The woman cannot sing.  2.  Everything she wears looks like it is wearing her.  3.  The stench of desperation just oozes from her.  Folks, it’s all in the eyes.  She has those “tears of a clown” eyes and you can damned well believe that when her career dries up she will go back to her “middle-aged wife with 2 to 3 kids” look that she ought to be wearing.  Look at Lady Gaga and you see light shining from her eyes.  Look at Katy Perry’s and she just looks unhappy yet she’s dressed up like a Tootsie Roll.  Now, she’s married to an idiot who will eventually cheat on her and talk his way out of it.  Just watch.

  • Anonymous

    I actually like everything except the cube on the head ensemble.

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

       Ditto.

  • Anonymous

    Holy Hannah……….when I saw the Dior outfit, at first I thought the yellow cube was something on stage, and the photo was one of those “unfortunate angle” deals.  But when I moved my eyes to the right and saw the cube on the MODEL’S head, too…….wow. 

    An unmatched array of jaw-dropping awfulness.  And to think all these wardrobe changes took place in JUST ONE NIGHT.  I hope you are just as grateful as you can be, TLo, for this…..uh……presentation?

  • Samantha Irene

    Oh man are those Melissa shoes in the last outfit….. so cute! Love the color block sandals as well – but my wallet couldn’t take the stress of owning them.

  • Anonymous

    I really do love her. She always looks like she’s having the best time, all by herself. “I look like a nut but having FUN. Eff you guys.”  I don’t always fall in love with her music but all of her public appearances she seems like a genuinely nice person who enjoys what she does. Bravo, Ms. Perry.

    On a side note… the store I work for has a knockoff version of Meow… and it’s awful. It smells like all of the other knockoffs: like stripper. “Cotton candy and broken dreams”, as it were. I certainly hope the real one is much better.

  • Anonymous

    I really do love her. She always looks like she’s having the best time, all by herself. “I look like a nut but having FUN. Eff you guys.”  I don’t always fall in love with her music but all of her public appearances she seems like a genuinely nice person who enjoys what she does. Bravo, Ms. Perry.

    On a side note… the store I work for has a knockoff version of Meow… and it’s awful. It smells like all of the other knockoffs: like stripper. “Cotton candy and broken dreams”, as it were. I certainly hope the real one is much better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558308357 Kara Leinfelder Meyer

    she’s adorable. anyone who can rock that dior collection with the treacy hat gets a huge air kiss from me.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

    If she’s wearing a bra under that acid green top, I’ll eat my pincushion. TLO, I love you guys but tell Katy Perry to wear a bra. When you’re that young you don’t need your t*ts to sit level with your bellybutton.

  • Laura Helton

    Head over heels in love with the first two looks, but her roots are dreadful.  Would it have killed her to get a touchup along the part line before heading out to these events?