Miss Katy stepped out in country girl drag so over the top, we actually had a debate as to whether or not it was cheeky fun or vaguely insulting to the people in the audience. To hell with all the problems of the world, darlings, DID KATY PERRY OFFEND COUNTRY MUSIC? These are the important issues fiercely debated here at Chez T Lo.
Katy Perry attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It may surprise you that T & Lo did not sit and watch the Country Music Awards. When these pictures popped up and Lorenzo started ranting about how Jeremy Scott was just being a bitch and more or less making fun of country styles, Tom interrupted him to ask why on earth Katy Perry was at the Country Music Awards at all.
“She sang a duet with Dolly Parton.”
“Pfft. Really? Then I don’t see what the problem is. This is only a shade or two off from an actual Dolly stage costume.”
“Maybe, but she’s on the red carpet.”
“What did she wear on stage?”
Honoree Dolly Parton and recording artist Katy Perry perform onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We’re still not totally in agreement on these looks. Lorenzo thinks they come off way too costume-y and insincere. Tom suggests that Dolly herself would’ve worn very similar looks earlier in her career. In fact, the second look is classic Patsy Cline in a lot of ways.
The worst you can say from a design perspective is that Scott tried to put some edginess into country girl looks that are designed to be anything but edgy. Also, that his choice of fabrics and colors were off-point and that the execution and fit on the pink dress is horrible. Okay, so those are all bad things and Lorenzo is right to be pissed, but Tom still thinks the idea behind these looks are sound. If you’re Katy Perry and you’re dueting with Miss Dolly herself, what else are you going to wear?
Jeremy Scott Blue Metallic Jacket and Fringed Skirt with Belt from the Fall 2016 Collection
Jeremy Scott Pink and Yellow Shirt Dress with Belt from the Fall 2016 Collection
Jeremy Scott Cowgirl Boots from the Fall 2016 Collection
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