Katy Perry in Gucci

Posted on February 11, 2013

Now that we’ve buttered you up with the sublime, it’s time to unleash the ridiculous:


Katy Perry attends the 2013 Grammy Awards in head-to-toe Gucci.

Gucci Resort 2013 Collection/Model: Bette Franke

Look, we like Miss Katy. We like her wacky and we like her tacky. But this is just kinda hideous. An over-decorated bathroom in dress form. That green is … well, we don’t want to say it’s a “HORRIBLE” color, lest we offend those who are about to tell us how much they love it. We’ll just call it a difficult one. She might’ve been able to pull it off, but you dump some Hallmark store potpourri on the neckline and the whole thing just goes south. Plus: babyheads. But hey, we like the hair, so she can comfort herself with that, at least.


[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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  • Sobaika

    I love the dress – just not for her. Put it on Naya Rivera.

    • Isadora Paiva

      Hmm… I just don’t think it would look good on anyone with boobs, and Naya has them as well.

      • Sobaika

        I think her boobs look awesome. I was referring to the color, it would flatter a lady with more melanin.

        • I agree with you about the boobs.  Like all men, gay or straight, I’m a boob man, so take the standard discount here, but she’s got a great rack and I actually think this dress flatters her in that regard.

        • Mary229

          Yeah I think her chest looks natural and great.

          I don’t even see a baby head issue here I just see a great chest.

          • xmixiex

            exactly.  the ladies look great.

          • barbarienne

             I’m in agreement with all of you. They look round and perky, but most important, for all that they are visible, she doesn’t look in imminent danger of a wardrobe malfunction.

            Also, I want to know what her foundation garments are. That dress is super-tight, and yet she is beautifully smooth. I’m starting to think she might be going commando.

        • vidacelina

          Green can be hard on the olive toned. Viola Davis could rock this dress, I think.

      • MilaXX

         I was thinking Kiera Knightly, or even Zoe Saldana. The embellishments are so large and bulky that I don’t think this works on anyone over an A up. Remember how Fergie looked in the black version? That one doesn’t even have the keyhole out.

      • ccm800

         those are not boobs, those are helmets

    • lovelyivy

      The pieces from this collection do a big fat nada for anyone with boobs- look at poor Fergie a few posts back. Nada would have the same issue I think.

      • MilaXX

         should have scrolled down.  Just posted nearly the same thing.

    • ccm800


  • DaringMiss

    Minty Fresh Morticia

    • I thought the same thing! I think that’s why I like it…pastel goth is sort of her shtick. 

      • ConnieBV

        I have to say, I had the same thought. I thought she looked fresh and happy and frankly stunning. So she’s got big boobs. If I had them and they looked like that, they’d be out there too.

    • Ha!  You may take the rest of the day off.  That’s awesome.

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      I was thinking Morticia, now performing in Apres-midi d’une faun!

  • I have to say that for as much as I don’t particularly *like* this dress, I am impressed that it’s fitting on her so smoothly. That must be some heavy duty spandex interwoven with the fabric.

    • Right? Those are some FANTASTIC foundation garments.  I actually ADORE this look.  It’s fun, it’s young, it’s weird, she’s got a great rack and a gravity defying undergarment – what’s not to love?

      • lovelyivy

         Her foundation garments are legendary at this point. In every other post I am DYING to know who makes her bras.

        • Call me Bee

          Yes!  And when we find out, we should pass that information on to Miss Heidi Klum, who really needs it. 

        • Maybe she discovered Freya? I wear British and French bras (size 30FF) because it’s impossible to find 30I in the states. 

          • akprincess72

            Freya, Aubade, Elomi & Fantasie are all great!  

          • The figleaves brand bra is pretty good for the price point (about $30 vs $60-$80). I followed the reviews and bought 32FF instead of 30FF

    • SugarSnap108

      I agree.  I don’t especially like the fact that her boobs are half-exposed and highlighted by potpourri, but that is some excellent lift and support.

    • Fordzo

      There is magic happening around her boobies, and I want/need some.  

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I was wondering about the construction of this dress, as it fits her like a glove-below the breasts, that is.

  • Nice dress, but the boobs just make it tacky. She’s too young to dress like she’s looking for husband number six.

    • Carla_Charlton

      Agree.  On the model, where the dress is not binding, I think it’s ok.  And I disagree with Tom and Lorenzo about the hair — very aging, in my opinion.  Katy has a great, sexy figure, but I don’t think she does herself any favors most of the time, clothes-wise.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Katy’s Perry’s…..

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Ok this is horrible.  

  • I don’t think she’s babyheading here. They are not unnaturally pushed up into her face. That dress looks like it is not able to do such a thing. She’s just thin with big ones.

  • stardust462

    I don’t like it with the black hair at all. Makes her look like mint ice cream with hot fudge or something. I wonder if a blond or redhead would have been able to make this work. With their hair pulled up.

  • Annabelle Archer

    “Hi my name is Katy Perry and I will not rest until everyone in the world wants to, or at least considers wanting to, motorboat me.”

    • And, we have the comment win for the day!  Well done!

    • LocMama

       I admit, I thought about it.  You win the interweb.

  • pattyw

    Color is doing nothing for her and I can’t stand the Morticia hair. She always seems to work so hard against her natural prettiness.

  • Mismarker

    The only person who could pull of 1970s Priscilla Presley is 1970s Priscilla Presley.  

  • She said Priscilla Presley was her inspiration and I think she NAILED IT. I love it. 

  • Arin McGraw

    Where did her nipples go?  That dress is tight and there is nothing there.

  • thesevenendless

    That’s “convent green” right there, don’t you think?  Oh the irony…..at least the straight men have something to perk up about after suffering through Taylor Swift.   

  • I don’t like it, but it looks better on her than the Gucci model.

  • I love the color of this dress but I agree, it is more a bathroom paint color when worn by Katy Perry.

    I’d love to see Viola Davis in this color, though. It would be stunning with her coloring.

  • greymain


  • shelley514

    The dress looks trampy on her.  Her hair and nails are nicely done though.

  • warontara

    I’ve resigned myself to the fact that this shade of green is going to be everywhere for a few months. It’s pretty, but, like you guys said- difficult.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Boob window!

  • I love the dress, but for someone a little less… buxom. 

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I take back my last comment: Tacky boob picture frame!

  • That dress was not meant for those breasts.  

  • they look great in that dress.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love the dress, she just has too big boobs for it. And I hate the hair, it looks as if my little sister had blowdried it in 5 minutes in the bathroom.

  • I’m actually okay with everything but the babyheads.  If it had a neckline that wasn’t headed for the circus, I think it would be fine.

  • Not loving the look at all, but love her because this is a “FUCK CBS AND ITS RULES” dress if I ever saw one.

    • Sobaika

      That would be Kelly Rowland’s dress.

      • kimmeister

        Totally, and Alicia Keys a little bit too!

    • l_c_ann

      You beat me to saying that this was her FU to the awards people.   There are other photos out there that outline the paths to the good china as well.

    •  Yes, what about the no side-boob rules?

  • Stubenville

    Ironically, I thought this called out for one of her trademark wacky hair colors. And yea, baby heads; unflattering dress for her bustline.

  • imspinningaround

    I think it’s sublime.  It fits her like a dream, and the color is lovely with her complexion and hair. 

  • There’s a line in “All About Eve”, where George Sanders says to Anne Baxter, “You’re too short for that gesture.”  That’s sort of what I think about this getup.  Too short, and also too busty.  Plus the that….thing…..hanging down in the middle looks like a cluster of grapes on her sternum.

  • None of the girls at my house liked it either. Why have all of grandma’s brooches around your neck only to cover them up with your hair. (which I didn’t love).  It was just a bit off.  Also, she had on silly putty shoes…ugh. 

  • Tacky.

  • I’m not loving the new, subdued Katy. Bring back the crazy, girl!

  • Dot

    I don’t know; I kind of like it. It has this 70s hostess gown vibe that I’m digging a little bit. The boobage definitely takes it way, way down, though. As always, I hate the way her skin looks so plastic. 

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      I couldn’t agree more…if she was going for Prescilla Presley in the 70s, she nailed it. I love green dresses, but not on her. And this is a comment on to most of the stylists…a neutral lip should not make the mouth disappear!!!!

  • Am I the only one who thinks it is way too tight? The horizontal wrinkles across the body and arms plus the stress on the neckline make me think that she is one sneeze away from a “wardrobe malfunction”! And I remember having yarn that color in the 70’s…Nile Green. I loved it then…not so much now.

    • When she walked out to present, you could tell it was hampering her ability to walk with the length plus tightness….we were all scared for her. 

    • Tatiana Luján

      no, you’re not the only one. It is too tight.

  • Kimberly Southern-Weber

    I think she looks f*cking amazing…

  • MoHub

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a dress code for the Grammys regarding side- and underboob?

  • melanie0866

    I don’t mind the color or the ornamentation.  The problem may be clearly seen when comparing Katy to the model:  enormous, in-your-face bazongas.  They take a cool look and make it burlesque.  The dress would be lovely on someone boobless; another dress would be lovely on the beautiful and blessed Katy.

  • Look at the neckline on the model, then on Katy. I think this goes under the category of, “Oh, honey. No.” It just makes me giggle!

    • Thanks to “How I Met Your Mother”, her name will always be Honey.

  • siriuslover

    Did you see the picture with her and Ellen? Hilarious! I mean, her boobs are just exploding out of there.

    And I don’t really mind the green. Don’t know why, as I don’t really like that shade of green normally, but for some reason, it seems OK on her. But then that neckline. Potpourri is right. yuk.

  • I’ve never had to consume any of it, but I’m pretty sure my grandmother used to have Mylanta that very same shade of green.  Yech.

  • The dress looks great on the model. Katy was really testing is limits with her “fun bags”.

  • leave_Blake_alone

    This looked a lot better on-screen than it does in pictures. The shade of green was much more striking.

  • Pterodactyl111

    Really, you like her hair? I think it looks stiff and weird.

  • Janet B

    The dress is so tight on her, one or two sizes too small. I’m impressed with her undergarments.

  • Eva_baby

    Color is bad but fit is fabulous!!  And her boobs look great.

  • Susan Collier

    Is she guest starring on The Love Boat?

  • ojosazules

    Her bosoms are like Fern Gully, a Disney environment for little fairies.

  • afabulous50

    I wore this color for my prom in 1979…I hated it then.  I hate it now.

    EDIT: My mother chose my dress back then…I had no choice…

  • Anathema_Device

    That green is an institutional-wall color. Not loving the makeup, either. It is a shame, too, because I like to see her step away from the cartoony stuff.

  • Judy_S

    I like the dress on her except for the babyheads. Either have grotesque look-at-me tits, or else have solid gold ticky-tack in that area, but not both. 

  • margaret meyers

    Is it just me, or do her breasts change size?  There are times when they just look big, but here they are way big, and if you watch that darling video of her with Elmo they seem ordinary size.  I like this dress and I like it on her, but there were some simple steps that would have made the boob window less… so much.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Pastel Morticia

  • AceOn6

    Don’t mind the mint green or the embellishment. Since it’s such a sleek look, I think it would be better with a bit more fabric in the bodice to try to mimic the look on the model.

  • rissa42210

    For once, I disagree.  I think she looks very pretty, like a classy mint chocolate chip.  At least you have to admit that fit is impressive.

  • sarah jacobs

    This dress reminds me of what glitzy ladies wore to fancy events in the late 1960’s.

  • Wendi126

    Air freshener container

  • prettybigkitty

    She looks like a plastic blow up doll.   

  • She looks like she borrowed Shannel’s boobs.

  • I loved the dress.  Maybe it’s a girl’s thing because all my girlfriends loved it too. 

    • I love the dress too!  I think it’s elegant and a little bit playful without being over the top.  But I also think it looks a lot better on the model because it was clearly made for a more modestly endowed woman than Katy Perry.  I do like her hair and the way she kept her accessorizing very simple with one stunning ring.  I wouldn’t give this a WERQ! but I’d would give her an IN!

  • Yes, dress, color, bla bla. More importantly: How did she get her boobs to do THAT? In that dress? What is this magic?

  • momogus

    Respectfully disagree, sirs. I think she looks great and I love the dress. Not 100% on board with the hair, but overall I really like this look.

  • JaneDC

    Can we all come together and declare that side boobs are not a happy fashion trend? And baby head side boobs are ridiculous.

  • She should have put a bumpit on her head and called it “1970 Pricilla Pressley”

    • Bill Curtis

      Ha. You beat me to it!

    • She did say that is what she was going for.  Good call! 

      •  She did? Where’d you hear that? I love her long black hair!

  • BrooklynBomber

    It’s a cool dress in a bizarre color and on the wrong body. I love the ring, though.

  • stubbornthoughts

    My boyfriend loved this, so that about sums it up.

  • Bill Curtis

    She’s looking a little Priscilla Presley in the 70s to me with a touch of same vintage Cher thrown in.

  • Don’t like the hair.  She’s a Mint Morticia

  • I prefer the dress with a smaller boob window, but I do actually like it quite a bit.

  • j_anson

    Star Trek temptress from a planet ruled by a goddess of fertility that turns out to be a cranky alien.

  • Nancy Dunn

    I like it more on the less well endowed model. I wonder if people know what these gowns will look like on them? Plus, it is too tight across the abdomen. Fail.

  • Zippypie

    If the boob window was smaller, I’d like this.  As is, the boobage has ventured into porn star awards tacky, though the body of the dress fits beautifully.  The color is circa 1966 and is not refreshing.  I think I’ve seen too many vintage bathrooms that color.

  • kimmeister

    I like the dress, color and potpourri included, but her boobs are just too much for it.  Also, I can’t see how her hair didn’t get tangled on all the doodads.

  • silaria

    I… actually think she looks great.  I mean, she’s Katy Perry, so she has her own scale, the WTFness is simply to be expected.  And on that scale, this fits her beautifully, sets off her eyes, and is smartly (if matchily) accessorized.  I’d give it a solid B+.

  • EEKstl

    I actually love this in principle, but no no no.  A keyhole is NOT a doorway, and moving the jewelry detailing away from the center of the dress for a better view of said doorw…er, keyhole, is just tacky.  You need to have a Lady Mary body to wear this appropriately.

  • beebee10

    Ugh, hide the Barbie boobs. Srsly. 

  • Jadine Wilson

    Kids, i think my chi chis are pretty spectacular but if they looked like THIS…. they’d be out waaaaay more than Ms. Katy lets them out. Cuz  I’m classy like that. 🙂

  • MilaXX

    She ruined the dress. I thought last night she needed to go up a size, but what her babyheads did to that dress is a crime.

  • I like it. I said it.

  • Sally Brownson

    I love it. You guys are wrong. Her rack looks fantastic, and I actually think the color works too. The only thing I agree about is the tacky shit at the neck.

  • unbornfawn

    WAY too much babyhead for me to notice much of anything else. Gotta appreciate how firm and high those girls are sitting. All fake?

  • Call me Bee

    Yeah whatever.  Good bobs and cute face.  She still can’t sing. 

  • “Difficult colour… green.” 

  • Judy_J

    “Hey, everybody!  Look at my breasts!”

  • samo_samo

    [Looking at pic of model] Ooooh, *that’s* the way it’s supposed to fit. I get it now.

  • Morticia wears a green dress. Film at 11.

  • Cold Fire

    Mmmm!! Pretty Boobies! 

  • luciaphile

    This belongs on a flat chested actress or starlet. The color is tricky though so I don’t know who could carry it off.

  • Imasewsure

    Different color and I’d like this for her, at this venue anyway. Makeup is pretty and I kind of like the Morticia hair too

  • I love that she was wearing it to stick it to CBS who was trying to class up the joint by saying no sideboob or genitalia, or crack. While I can get on board with the no genitalia, sometimes beautiful dresses are cut in ways that expose certain sides of our bodies that otherwise aren’t exposed.

    Keep on Katy, keep on.

  • xmixiex

    …I like her babyheads.  dress is a little cray, but she looks very pretty from the neck up. 

  • Mazenderan

    Nicer on a flat-chested girl, I think.  The colour doesn’t work for her either, and makes her hair look very harsh

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I’ve seen more ridiculous than this, but comparing the version on the model with the version on a woman with breasts… Katy, it’s not actually supposed to do that.

  • mrspeel2

    Of the six celebs who didn’t quite abide by the Grammys Dress Code, believe it or not, on the NBC website this was chosen as the BEST dress!

  • LuisaNL

    that is one nasty shade of green. hair and make up look great, tho! 

  • snarkykitten

    She looks like she’s trying to class it up at the Adult Video Awards

  • thecitysleeps

    I hate the hair and make up.  I like the green colour, really, but not on her.  And it’s all just too tight.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    It looks SO much better on the model.  This is not a dress for the ample bosomed.

  • Offbalance

    A++ Priscilla Presley costume there, Kaypay. 

  • kattyatlaw

    I liked it, but only because she was one of the few women attending the Grammys who dressed to say “FUCK YOU CBS CENSORS. HERE ARE MY UNDERBOOBS. I DARE YOU TO STOP ME.” Whether she meant to do that or not, I appreciate it.

  • i hate the hair. :S

  • Dagney

    I kind of like it.  Boobs and all.  She meant for them to be the centerpiece, and everything else is so flawless and understated; the makeup, the fit of the dress, the color.  Then BAM!  D-cups bitches!  IN.

  • Mistie Holler

    She has a great body and always suits dramatic looks, but the boobs out like that just look so tacky and desperate.

  • She looks like a bar of deodorant soap with nice boobs.

  • wawawah


  • PeaceBang

    She always makes me smile. Always.

  • It’s a pretty vintage-inspired dress on the model but looks quite tacky and unflattering on her.  She’s way too busty for this, the hair is an afterthought, and the color is working against her.  Just goes to show not everyone can wear everything.

  • guest2visits

    This could have worked without the large portal.  Seriously; it’s like the boobies (or babyheads) had to breath, like seals under the
    ice flow.  

  • lobsterlen

    This is should exhibit A of why runway models are often flat chested.

  • No Katy, I don’t want to look in the seasick green boob window.

  • Fordzo

    No.  No, no, no.  That is Elvira hair.  And that dress would be a perfect Elvira dress in black.  

    But I will give her props for pulling off that color.  That minty green would make most people look ill.

  • barbarienne

    I looked at over 100 houses before I bought one, all in an area that was originally built in the 50s. I can’t begin to tell you how many had bathrooms with this exact shade of mint green. Sometimes paired with pink, sometimes with gold-flecked black (and in one case, both pink and gold-flecked black).

    I asked my mother about this, and she just said, “Yeah, back in the 50s people thought that was really stylish.”

    This is the same era that had people putting linoleum over hardwood floors. While much good can be said about the sartorial fashions and some of the furniture design, the 50s were a hideous time for the permanent fixtures in a house.

    • we bought a house that was built in 1915, but remodeled in the 50’s by the previous owner who was, unfortunately, a do-it-yourself kind of guy.  the bathroom had fake tile (a panel applied to the wall) in this mint color, and the countertop was covered in linoleum in a bright yellow marble texture.  yikes!  still, i like this color on katy, i’m a fan of green in fashion always.

  • You can say the color is horrible. It’s horrible. It’s Howard Johnson-mints horrible. 

  • Those are some healthy babies!

  • Kristy Evans

    Haha y’all are so cranky! I have to disagree about this too – I think she looks really good. The color is pretty and I like all the fefaw at her neckline. Wish she had worn her hair up to show it off. And some lipstick.

  • BrightsideSusan

    Even my husband, a big fan of breasts,  snorted when he saw her – tacky to the max.

  • Imasewsure

    Not sure if this was posted earlier here but apparently the lovely Bing Bing wore it first – and I’m sorry but I think it’s ugly on her as well: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2277171/Katy-Perrys-arresting-Grammys-dress-worn-Bingbing-Li-Golden-Horse-awards-11-weeks-earlier.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#axzz2KdDgVqpG

  • SignLadyB

    BingBing wore the dress the way (I imagine) it was designed to be worn. It is a lovely color. And on BB it just skims her body.

  • looks like they both wore the same size.  but katy is three times as wide and curvy.  love the priscilla presley hair and makeup, though.

  • AllegraS

    Miss Iowa Pistachio Queen 1994. 

  • susu11

    I’m one of those people that loves that toothpaste-y, minty color. I don’t know why, I just always have. Maybe because mint is my favorite ice cream flavor?  Anyways, I think I’m more put off by the Elvira-esque hair than anything else. Her baby heads are distracting but spectacular.

  • Trisha26

    This was Adult Video Awards for me all the way.

  • neofashionista

    Except for the fact that there is a little too much boobage
    I actually think she looks lovely and is pulling off a very unforgiving color
    I love her hair a normal shade and her makeup is beautiful


    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Side boob?  Everywhere boob!  We’re lucky we’re not spotting nipplage!

  • mom2ab

    The scroll down was funny but I still want to make flip book of the picture of Katy and the model .

  • Adriana_Paula

    I like it!

  • Adriana_Paula

    Though I wish her face didn’t look quite so…monotone.

  • myristica_fragrans

    it’s so 70s grand ole opry. nice color, though.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I have to disagree with you a little, TLo.  I actually do think it’s a pretty dress.  But yes, you’re correct – the babyheads ruin the whole effect.  This is a dress that can only shine on a small busted woman, my friends.

    On the bright side, her hair and makeup look very nice.

  • She looks kinda like Priscilla Presley 2.0.


  • I lived in a house once, built in the 50s, that had a bathroom tiled in exactly that color.

    I’m not a fan of this hue on her, and I dislike the “Look! BOOBS!” effect of the dress. 

  • That’s the color of the fridge in the apartment I grew up in, in the 80’s.

  • betorah

    There’s almost enough room in the gap in the dress to insert another breast. That’s never a good thing, especially since it would then look like it was wearing a crown.

  • pdquick

    I fully expect this look to come walking down the runway on RPDR. Complete with the breast plate. 

  • Kirsten Kirsten

    My first thought was Mildewed Vampira

  • Mightiadd

    The dress is just too tight on Katy.  On the model, the fabric just skims her body for a nice clean line.  Perry would still look curvy and sexy if she went up a size, but right now it’s that over stuffed sausage syndrome.

  • Reminds me of a pic of Elizabeth Taylor from the ’60’s.  Same color, similar feel of the bejeweling.

  • spooki C

    Everything about this dress reads “grandmother’s bathroom”, it’s hideous and the embellishments remind me of those tacky dogs made out of sea shells you find in every thrift store.

  • mhleta

    No one, I repeat, NO ONE should wear this color. It the color of hospital walls in the 70s. Dreadful. 

  • I can’t even be mad, her rack looks fantastic.

  • fursa_saida

    “Green is such a…difficult color.” Please tell me the above was a Gosford Park reference. A Maggie Smith moment that will live in my heart forever.

  • Srw27

    I like the color & her makeup looks stunning, but oh boy at the puppies!  Gurl, you need to lift and squish those things up!

  • ccm800

    Ugh. More make up than an aging drag queen. Makes me think of China of WWF fame.