Cover Girl: Katy Perry for Interview Magazine

Posted on March 01, 2012

Katy gets a little Winehouse for the cover of Interview.

Katy Perry covers the March 2012 issue of Interview magazine in Dolce & Gabbana photographed by Mikael Jannson.

Honestly, without her name on the cover, we might not have figured out this was her. She gets a lot of flack, but there’s a reason photographers want to shoot her and designers want to dress her. It’s because when everything’s in place, the gal takes one hell of a picture.

And we’re all going to have to get used to this. The fashion world was fascinated with Amy Winehouse when she was alive (a bit too fascinated, if you ask us) and that doesn’t look like it’s going to end with her death. The thing is, Amy, like a lot of icons before her, had a look that could be easily boiled down to just a few elements, making it adaptable and easy to recognize. For the next couple of years, expect messy beehives and cat-eye makeup any time a stylist wants to evoke a certain feeling.

Still, it’s a fabulous cover.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 Collection

 

[Photo Credit: Mikael Jansson for interviewmagazine.com, elle.com]

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      Kinda looks a little Megan Fox-like. Except with tits.

      • kittenwithaquip

         When I first saw the photo I thought it was Megan Fox also. I’m not really a fan of Katy’s music, but I always find her look interesting.

      • Ceur

         Yeah, I’m having trouble applauding her for looking good here because I can’t believe it’s her. I actually think it would be less time-consuming to transform Megan Fox into this picture than it was for them to transform Katy Perry. I mean, since when does her nose and face contures look like that? I only recognise the boobs.

      • RebeccaKW

         Same thought I had.

    • kimmeister

      I wouldn’t have recognized her as Katy in a million years.

      • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

        My thoughts exactly! I think she looks fantastic though. So much prettier than she normally does.

        • shirab

          I still can’t tell that it’s her no matter how much I keep looking. Is her nose really pointy like that? Is her jawline that angular? She usually comes off as more round, somehow. Maybe I need to pull up a photo of her usual self and do a split screen.

          • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

            A good make-up artist can make her look more “high fashion” than her usual doll-like face.

          • H3ff

            I think we are just used to her smiling widely in photos. That would account for the “rounder” face. 

    • J MN

      Wow  Just wow.  At first glance I saw Elizabeth Taylor but can see the reference to Amy.  Really gorgeous

      • halleygee

        Same here, my first reaction was Liz Taylor.

        • mountainFashionista

          Me too! I mean, me three!

          • EditKitten

            Same here (me four?). I’m really taken by it.

      • kimmeister

        Totally in the eyebrows.

    • BayTampaBay

      Katy looks great, better than I have seen her look in years. 

      I hate her current blue hair. 

      The Amy Winehouse look suits her well.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      She looks gorgeous here.  I think she should really stop lacquering makeup onto herself blow-up doll-esque.  I get it’s her “thing” but she is naturally very pretty.

    • TieDye64

      Gorgeous, though I wouldn’t have know it was Katy.

    • butterflysunita

      Striking cover.  I always thought Katy Perry was really beautiful.  Wish she’d lose the blue hair.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20401589 Michelle Jackson

      I read somewhere it was supposed to be a Liz Taylor homage, not Amy Winehouse.

      • LeBarron

        That’s what I read as well (Dlisted maybe?  But it may have been linked from another source.  Or something.).  Then when I saw it, all I saw was Winehouse.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      first thing i thought was megan fox.  with fake boobs.

      • ohayayay

        i’m going to be a creep and point out that i’m pretty sure megan fox already has fake boobs…but agreed, this does look like megan fox with katy perry’s real boobs.

    • janetjb

      Striking photo. 

    • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

      She looks so gorgeous! So different from her usual wide-eyed innocent sexy thing. 

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      Soo pretty, soo not Katy Perry.

    • Larkin21

      Best I’ve seen her look.

    • Joyce VG

      I think she looks Xena the Warrior Princess Lacy Lawless.  A total compliment by the way.

      • Joyce VG

        I meant Lucy not Lacy.

      • TheOriginalLulu

        I see it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

      She looks STUNNING!  This just confirms all the thoughts I’ve been having about her hair.  And I don’t mean she should rock this particular look.  I just want her to move away from the bright colors.  I’m saying this as someone who LOVES color expression, but it just isn’t the best she can look.  Same for Kelly O.  She can be VERY pretty and stylish, but the purple-gray hair takes away from everything good.  *dismounts soapbox that I’m surprised to find myself on*

      • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

        I think Kelly can rock the Crayola hair more than Katy but I totally agree that this current purple-grey-retirement-home thing she has going on neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeds to stop.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I’m all about messing around with your hair when you’re young, and I can’t bring myself to bust on Kelly for what she’s been doing lately. But that gray hair was terrible. I don’t mind the lavender because at least it’s not gray now. Also, a few nights ago I watched an episode of Fashion Police from January. Kelly’s hair was ash brown. And I do mean ash. It was really flat looking, with that weird suggestion of green that ash brown can have. I think her hair’s been so bleached out that even filling it before she colors it again couldn’t keep it from grabbing the base color.

        Back on topic. I’ve always thought Katy is beautiful, but this is breathtaking. Totally worthy of a gay gasp.

    • estella_nyc

      Still not convinced that it’s Katy on the cover.  

      • Kristin Standafer

        I know.  I looked at another picture of Katy next to it, and I do not believe it at all!!  The nose is completely different.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Wow, she looks stunning. Say what you want about her, but she’s a beautiful girl.

    • cmb92191

      It sure does look like Megan Fox!

    • MilaXX

      Wow! That’s one way to make us forget blue hair. Katy looks fabs and she certainly has more to enhance a glittery bra than the model.

      • suzanne77

        Speaking of the glittery bra, seriously, where do you wear the spangled bikini D and G is showing there? I mean, outside of RuPaul’s Drag Race?

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

          Well, damn… and here I was planning to pick one up for summer cocktail parties.  You don’t think that would work?  :P

          • suzanne77

            Well, what shoes are you wearing? ;)

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

          I think I’ll pick one up to wear to my next faculty meeting.

          • suzanne77

            I think they might play “Hot For Teacher” should you do that. :)

        • MilaXX

          if you’re rich enough, the club or the fancy pool party where no one swims.

          • suzanne77

            Ah, I see. I have clearly never been rich enough not to swim. I’ve frequently been too poor to swim, but that is a different wardrobe entirely.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

      Gorgeous. Just flat out sexy and gorgeous…

    • EEKstl

      I would never have known it was KP.  She looks amazing.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      If they didn’t put “KATY PERRY” on her in that cover, I don’t think anyone would’ve recognized her.

      There is something to be said for a person so blandly pretty they get completely swallowed in another person’s trademark looks, I think.

    • SpcilK

      Gorgeous! She looks a little lika a young Elizabeth Taylor.

    • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

      She looks absolutely stunning. Nothing like herself, but stunning nonetheless.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/55S5MFHEAUA6KSI3LHEML4HUEY choco

      that looks nothing like katy perry O_O

    • serenitynow02

      She does the kooky as well as anyone, but underneath the blue hair and the lollipop styling, she is truly a beautiful woman. I hope she lays off her usual schtick for a while, it’s fun, but it’s nice to see her doing something different.

    • Ennovi_R

      Reminded me of Liz Taylor, not Amy.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Now, if you had said this was Katy Holmes, I would have agreed right off. I can’t find a glimmer of Katy Perry here.

      • http://twitter.com/algaechick Crystal

        I didn’t pay attention to the title of the post, only the first line referring to her as “Katy”, and my mind only went to Katie Holmes. I could barely find Katie Holmes, and I don’t see any Katy Perry (except the boobs, as another poster mentioned). I demand to see action video, because it’s so hard to believe.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          I know! We want vid! We want vid!

    • BazoDee

      Take that Russell! She looks amazing! 

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      Wait.. that’s Katy Perry?

    • Little_Olive

      Wow. She looks far more beautiful, feminine and interesting than usual. I also would not have known it’s her on that cover. 

      Does anyone know who the blonde model wearing the bra is?

      • Ceur

          Ginta Lapina? Google does not agree, though.

    • BrooklynBomber

      For the next couple of years, expect messy beehives and cat-eye makeup any time a stylist wants to evoke a certain feeling.

      You know, I hadn’t thought about that, but b/w Amy Winehouse & Elizabeth Taylor, I’m sure you’re right. 

    • crackineggs

      I don’t see the point of getting a celebrity for your cover and then making them totally unrecognizable.  I understand doing homages to iconic celebrities, but I think you should still see the poser (for want of a better word) in the final product.  It’s a great picture and she looks fabulous, but is it much of a compliment to say she looks fabulous when she doesn’t look like herself?  Of course this may be a calculated move by the magazine to get people talking about it – everything is so calculated these days.

    • Judy_J

      I would never have guessed this was Katy Perry.

    • cclaussen3

      Looks like Liz Hurley. Good to see Katy Perry not dressed up like a cartoon character or anime character.

    • http://twitter.com/MFeatherstone Mary Featherstone

      that doesn’t look like her at all!!! 

    • alyce1213

      Who dat?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ENBX3563Q4ZNCVRGSJVFIB7OAA Thom

      For how great she might look in a look similar to Amy Winehouse’s, I don’t think it projects a career-friendly image: either she looks ‘vulnerable’ in the Amy Winehouse mold, i.e., ‘prone to self-medicating through recreational drug use and drinking to excess’, or it looks like an glorifying ‘homage’ to Amy Winehouse (which, for another recording artist, doesn’t do much good to admit that you’re not the biggest talent).

    • kingderella

      im confused. im looking at a katy perry picture and not feeling seething hatred.

    • Mariah J

      Does not look like her at all.

    • Nappysue

      The tip of her nose has been photoshopped to hell and back. The mouth looks like hers, but her face has been slimmed (unless she’s lost weight post-Russell).

    • AnaRoW

      I’m not seeing Amy Winehouse vibe at all.  She looks great though.

    • ASK26

      i misread the title and thought this was katie holmes

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      A question: is it tasteful to do an Amy Winehouse look so soon after Amy passed? I know it seems like a million years ago in celebrity news, but really it was only about 6 months ago. Just wondering what others think.

      • Corsetmaker

        What I think is weird is dressing like the dead friend of your recently ex husband! It’s one thing a star being dressed up as someone iconic that they’ve never met or have any connection to. But Amy is a bit close to home. That’s tasteless.

    • Amy Ellinger

      I see more Liz in her “White Diamonds” commercials than my dear Amy, but dizzayum Katy looks great. 

      Of course, it doesn’t take much- she’s such a beautiful girl.

    • jw_ny

      Is it swimwear?  Lingerie? 

      Just where does a woman wear those sparkly and jeweled bras/panties/pieces?  Is there really a market for them too?  hmmmm….

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        i think theyre for wearing beneath the let me introduce you to my bra dresses. at least the top halves are. what the bottom halves are for–other than strip bars or faux nouveau burlesque performances–is anyone’s guess. the near-clear dresses usually have too much pomp & circumstance going on for golden rhinestone underpants to do anything other than clash.

    • cam_lo

      I don’t know. She looks seriously, seriously shopped to me. Her nose, jaw and cheekbones look like they’re not shaped like… hers.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Oooh, sparkly granny panties! 

    • Laylalola

      Why why why  — they’ve got Katy Perry and they disguise her. Same with Scarlet Johansson. These women are in their prime and have those looks that magazines will be attempting to evoke on their covers when they’re no longer alive. WHY NOT REVEL IN THE FACT THEY’VE GOT THEM NOW? 

    • Gorengirl

      I thought it was Carla Bruni Sarkozy….. looks nothing like Katy Perry…..

    • SapphoPoet

      What happened to Smurfette?

    • amanda crow

      I saw a young Liz Hurley.

    • cleep1000

      I totally thought that was Lohan.

    • Susan Crawford

      Wow. Katy Perry looks FIERCE in that cover shot. And I would never have guessed it was her – not in a bazillion years. Hair, make-up, styling, lighting and photography united to create a totally amazing view of Kandy-Kolored Katy.

    • Lisa

      It IS a great cover, no argument, but I would have never guessed it was Katy.  Does that make it good if the subject is totally unrecognizable?  

    • marilyn

      At least her hair is a normal color.  She is a chameleon.  She is always looking like somebody else, or like a caricature of someone else.  Her singing is rather forgettable.  I guess she is successful because of sheer perseverance.  She is VERY packaged, to the point that she has no identity.  Who is she going to look like tomorrow?

    • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

      Wow she looks amazing.

    • giiiirrrr

      Stylists.  Stop dressing celebrities like dead celebrities.  That is all.

    • http://twitter.com/leslielies Leslie S

      I was sure this was elizabeth hurley

    • texashistorian

      What’s the point of taking her picture if she’s unrecognizable? It must be shocking for her to look so generic. 

    • quiltrx

      Count me in with the folks who thought this was Megan Fox.  And Katy, that’s NOT a compliment.

    • Markatha

      Even with the name on the Cover I don’t recognize her.

    • GTrain

      I would have never known that was her. Best she’s ever looked.

    • SorayaS

      I don’t think this is Winehouse as much as Liz Taylor? Am I the only one?

    • Darryal Montique

       the dress is flat out ugly BUT, her new video  part of me is just excellent lol the girl makes good music.

    • LuisaNL

      she looks beautiful! and how much better with a dark colored hair.

    • RzYoung

      Winehouse wasn’t the first thing I thought when I saw this, more Taylor to be honest…then ‘wtf that’s Katy Perry?!’

    • Corsetmaker

      She looks great, but….. If that’s an intentional Winehouse look (and it seems to be, although she didn’t have the copyright on exaggerated eyeliner) is that not a bit weird? It’s not so long since Russell wrote that exceptionally touching piece on Amy, who was a friend and someone who’d shared many of the demons he’s managed to get away from. Does agreeing to dress so like that dead friend so soon after their split not strike anyone else as a strange thing to do?

      We see it as singer Katy Perry dressed a bit like late singer Amy Winehouse, when basically it’s a girl dressed up as the dead friend of her recently ex husband. Which is peculiar in anyone’s book.I do wonder if there’s a bit more behind the marriage split than her workload or his womanising.

    • leave_Blake_alone

      This is really one of the best cover pics I’ve seen in a long time. LONG time. I agree with others that she does look like Megan Fox here though.

    • bitterk

      She’s never looked better

    • calimon

      I really am struggling to see Katy Perry in this photo… would love to see the video transformation of this photoshoot (ie make-up/hair).

    • letter_M

      See Katy?  You don’t have to look like a fruit.  You can look so much more amazing!

    • http://ymwlt.blogspot.com/ Dawn Sinclair

      I don’t like her or her music but she’s rocking that look. Glad you can’t see the shorts though, they look like it’s a vajazzle gone mad!