Katy Perry is currently riding high: she’s got a sure-to-be massive new album, Prism; a successful debut single off said album (“Roar”) and a new signature fragrance because if you throw enough money at a person, they’ll gamely memorize some copy about how they were really “involved” in making a product they have zero experience or expertise making.
But! She is also Katy Perry, which means she will do all of this stuff–release the album, launch the single, say some lines about how she was there for every step of the decision making process–in costume.
Yesterday in Berlin, for the launch of her fragrance KillerQueen, she wore this:
It should be noted that this is actually pretty low on the costume scale for Perry–she doesn’t look like a Happy Meal toy and she isn’t wearing a neon wig.
However, there are way too many costume-y elements to really create a cohesive whole: Heidi braids, giant hoops, there’s the (clip-on?) satin pussybow. The plaid Alice + Olivia skirt suit would be just fine on its own but the thigh high socks put it squarely in the costume category–while those Louboutins appear to be wearing their own costume (spats?!). In other words, this is actually quite toned down for Perry–but it’s a veritable riot of weird decisions for anyone else.
(Photos via Wenn)