WERQ: Katy Perry in Marchesa at the amfAR’s 2016 Cinema Against AIDS Gala

Posted on May 19, 2016

Katy Perry attends the amfAR’s 2016 Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France.


The lady is KILLING IT here:


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FLAWLESS. She looks like she’s made out of rose petals. And the head styling couldn’t possibly be more perfect. There is not one thing about this look that we don’t love like a couple of crazy fanboys. You WERQ your perfection, girl.


Style Credits:
Marchesa Red Off-The-Shoulder Petal Embroidered Lace Gown from the Fall 2016 Collection
Harry Winston Jewelry

[Photo Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images, Andreas Rentz/Getty Images, Courtesy of Marchesa]

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  • frannypaul

    Okay, I’m on board with this one. She’s showing that dress who’s boss, and that takes some serious wearing.

  • KLeigh

    Katy Perry is living her best life. Good for you, girl.

    On a side note, if anyone would like to fly me to the south of France and cover me in diamonds and rose petals, call me.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Call me, we can fly this fantasy together

      • 3boysful

        It’s a trio!

        • tryinnottobetoojudgy

          We’re going to need a bigger plane.

          • Jacqueline

            Hoping your plane makes a connection in São Paulo cause I’m on board, too.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Let’s just charter the BK fantasy party jet-endless drinks and comely flight attendants!

          • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

            Can I have ice cream on the plane?

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            It’s the BK fantasy charter- whatever you want!

  • Zeee

    She’s never looked better. Truly lovely. And that close-up! Could be a 40s Vogue cover.

    • 3boysful

      The close-up gives me a little Vivien Leigh.

    • Carly Clement

      completely agree! She looks like a movie star bombshell!

    • livesarah

      This is amazing. I fear everything she wears will be a disappointment after this!

  • DyanSwan

    Ole! Brava! WERQ, but not perfect, as I fear she may have had a headache from her hair being pulled back so tightly.

  • Latin Buddy

    Save this for the best of 2016!!!!!!

  • Rene

    She looks incredible!!!! Definition of a head-turner right there. Aside from gorgeous dress her face, hair, nails look divine.

  • Scimommy

    I suddenly have the Habanera running on a loop in my head. No idea why.

  • Stunning WERQ of the year! Flawless and amazing! Bravo!

  • Tejanala


  • numenah

    I’m in heaven. Might be the most beautiful Marchesa dress ever and it fits perfectly. Can’t beat her head and posing game either. She should have been photographed by Horst in that dress. Sublime!

  • greyhoundgirl

    Old Hollywood glamour combined with Frida Kahlo–wonderful.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    LOVE-everything about this. Katie slays.

  • lundibleu

    She looks fantastic, and this is also a great illustration of how much of a chameleon she can be. If I hadn’t known it was her, I’d have spent ages looking at the pics trying to figure out who it was because they looked familiar.

  • Audrey Lee

    Sexy Floral Flamenco Dancer. Dig it, girl is making sure Orlando knows what’s what.

  • SugarSnap108

    Lady is owning that look. Fabulous.

  • Synnamin


  • Shannyn Marie

    Well damn

  • Lilithcat

    The dress is amazing, and she’s one of the very few women around who can do it justice. Styling is flawless.

  • TamiSeattle

    Love! (and I am f**king happy it’s lined)

  • boingboing

    Brava. I can’t find even the most microscopic quibble with any of this. Made my day, in fact.

  • Linda LaPaz

    That is a very lovely (and restrained) Marchesa!

  • Wink

    PFB. Personal Fucking Best!

  • shirab

    I wish she had been photographed outside, or on a dramatic staircase– it feels like a look this major needs room to breathe. That wall of logos isn’t a worthy backdrop.

  • Gatita

    One quibble: it would work better if the lining were darker. But it’s just a quibble. She’s got a Dita Von Teese vibe here and she’s WERQing the shit out of it.

  • Daisy Walker

    Gorgeous way to end the day.

  • Sherrie

    It looks too costume-y to me

  • Appropriately, the Gypsy Kings were playing in my iTunes when I scrolled down. I like it. Very flamenco.

  • random_poster

    WERQ indeed! I want her to grab a fan and some castanets.

    • zillime

      Some Carmen Miranda realness happening here. Ole!!!

      • Lilithcat

        But there’s no fruit on her head!

  • Kaonashi

    Stunning from head to toe. When she gets it right, she gets it VERY RIGHT.

  • I am so uncomfortable with how much I love what’s she’s been wearing lately. She is in a zone.

  • JP

    Amazing. Picture-perfect definition of WERQ.

  • happygolucky7

    She looks freaking gorgeous. I adore this dress, and her head is perfection.

  • Beto

    Sevillan Femme Fatale. Attagirl! Best looks in ages for her (including the Met Gala one). *Aplaude como foca borracha*

  • CassandraMortmain

    This is the best Katy Perry has ever looked, by far. It may be the best anyone has ever looked.

  • MsAlixe

    Can she wear this all the time please??? Fantastic

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    TLo Werq’d a red lace dress. and they were right.

  • ladybane

    She always looks best with her hair black. Blonde/red doesn’t work so well. This is like Evil Rose Red in some sleek, chic fairy tale modern update.

  • BrooklynBomber

    As much as I despise Marchesa, I have to admit this is amazing.

    • Catherine

      Between this and their bridal collection, I’m concerned they may be on to something.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I haven’t seen the bridal collection, but that IS a worry!

  • Cupcakes for Breakfast

    She bugs the crap out of me, but I can’t deny she looks like perfection!

  • Eric Stott

    I don’t love the dress, but she is SELLING it

  • CatLady


  • Uncle Spike

    Shoo-in for best of 2016. Or at least among the top 5. Where is her sexy toreador to whisk her away? STUNNING AND FLAWLESS.

  • oneWEIRDword

    Omigosh, I love the sleeves so very much!

  • OrangeChia

    I’m super impressed. Both because it’s Katy and because it’s Marchesa.

  • HeyGirlHey683

    I don’t get it. This looks tacky AF to my eyes…

  • MilaXX

    Personal best. She hasn’t looked this good in a very long time.

    • Shawn EH

      It’s not a jokey costume for once!

  • Byodo-In

    DAMN! Now THAT is how you do it!

  • Tee

    This Mexican judge is giving her a perfect score with a 10.0!

  • Janet B


  • Maestro? Miss Perry is ready for her audition for the lead in “Carmen”.

  • AnnaFalacksis

    She looks like a grown up! Lovely.

  • PeaceBang

    I feel very smug because I’ve been adoring her in everything all alone and this just justifies my love.

  • SophieCollier

    That gown is amazing!!! Yup, she nailed this whole look. Well done!

  • A_guy01

    J’adore. She looks like a Bond Villain – she would flamenco you into submission, rumba you to the floor and then kill you with the tango.

    • MannahattaMamma

      spectacular images! love it & Hollywood should pay you to use those ideas.

  • Liliter

    Thank god her Moschino days are over!!! From the Met Gala to this, she’s been knocking it out of the ballpark.

  • Tarquin

    Love it. My only quibble is whether the random petal applique on the main body of the dress and around the neckline is entirely necessary.

  • GoddessOfThunder

    She nailed it from head to toe. I vote this goes down as her best look ever.

  • Sanglots longs

    I don’t love the blowing a kiss pose, but otherwise, pretty amazing.

  • steph

    I’m waiting for her to break out into “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”

  • Gingerblu

    Gorgeous but inquiring minds want to know, can she or anyone sit down in a dress like that?


  • Man Dala

    A 2016 take on a 1986 classic: Madonna’s ‘La Isla Bonita’. Absolute love.

  • Jacqueline

    She’s giving some HUGE Scarlett O’Hara red dress of shame realness. And I’m totes buying it.

  • GemFemme

    She looks like a gorgeous, slightly naughty Empress who lives on a planet covered in roses.
    Beautiful from head to toe.

  • GeoDiva

    It is always better when she dresses like a grownup. I get the cutesy stuff for the stage, but not elsewhere.

  • Kimberli Simon

    Easily THE best look at Cannes this year.

  • stellavision

    I would never have guessed that “rose-petal flamenco dancer” would be a good look for her, but now that she’s in it, it’s so good it seems like it should have been obvious!

  • Bethany Joy


  • ANWrootbeers

    Wow. Incredible.

  • GillianHolroyd

    If the lining were darker would we be seeing the wrinkles in it? That’s the only flaw I can see.

  • mkconly

    Wow. Stunning dress and styling! Not to be a hater, but I typically avert my eyes from Katy Perry, as I really do not like her style/aesthetics. UNTIL NOW!!! WOW!!

  • Kate Andrews

    Love it. She looks like the tango dancing lady emoji.

  • tereliz

    Liz Taylor realness. WOW.

  • Monabel

    You see? Even red lace can be redeemed!

  • Lynn Novak

    This is the best she’s ever looked. Stunning!

  • Maxima

    STUNNING! the dress and her makeup is perfection, hair is fab too!

  • steeg of their own

    It’s very Dita von Teese, but she’s making it work.

  • VCR1

    Gorgeous from head to toe!

  • Keeva

    Could have done without the random lonely rose petals attached all over, but great look, otherwise. She even looks a bit like Ms Chapman herself, doesn’t she?

  • rachel-dd

    One for the ages. From the thumbnail, I was hoping she’d have a sublime pair of tacones de flamenco under there. She’s already perfected the hauteur and invitation in her eyes.

  • rubyclaire

    Gorgeous dress, it fits her well, she looks great in it. I just don’t like the center part and tightly pulled back hair.

  • fashionlurker

    Georgina Chapman cosplay–and I love it!

  • CelandineM

    This is so flawless and amazing it should be a magazine cover. That’s some incredible red carpet posing and camera work going on here.

  • jilly_d

    Face and body look slammin’. She is possibly the only person who can wear this dress and not look utterly ridiculous.

  • kbeech

    wow this whole look has turned my feelings for Katy Perry on their head. i could look at these photos all day – absolutely stunning. Katy, darling, never leave Cannes. It does wonders for you. BRAVA!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


  • OffToSeeHim

    Is anybody else feeling Madonna as Evita here? Awesome!

  • KittieLynnNYC

    I’m getting Flamenco dancer meets Wealthy European Widow here, but somehow, she makes it work.

  • unbornfawn

    You’ll get no argument from me. Fabulous!

  • Fred Vaughn

    One of THOSE moments, and I like it.

  • carolina_dawn

    Va-va-VOOOOOM!!! Drop the mic! This lady has slayed it!

  • NBG

    Showing the runway model how the dress SHOULD look. Slay, Queen.

  • lifeisastory

    She looks fantastic. Pink or green hair would have killed this look, so I’m so glad she’s done with the crazy hair colors for least a few minutes.

  • Kate4queen


  • Myra Amler

    Flamenco chic. Can’t say I love it.

  • Trixie A. Cooper


  • bayusc

    Neckline really works for her.

  • Jingles

    Are you heading to a tango lesson, Katy?

    Well, it’s better than anything else she’s worn recently by a mile, that’s for sure.

  • Greenlee Rose

    Is she shaving her hairline?

  • dschubba

    A WERQ well-earned

  • CommentsByKatie

    The face, hair, and earrings are all Georgina Chapman cosplay, too! I LOVE it.

  • quiltrx

    This is absolutely perfect. She looks like she’s about to do a very angry Tango (which I mean in the best possible way).

  • Catherine

    Ole! In a really good way.

  • Shouldercat

    Wow, this is Dita von Teese level of perfect style fit and poise! Go Katy!

  • DCinUSA

    In the Top 10 of the year.

  • EEKstl

    PERFECTION. Just stunning, one of the looks of the year thus far.

  • She’s dressed like the red lady emoji! 😀 😀 😀 😀