Within the opening variety of Katy Perry’s new Las Vegas residency, Play, the singer descends from the ceiling whereas a large hand pinches her by the bow on the again of her sequined coat. She appears to be like like a Barbie doll plucked by a kind of mechanical-arm arcade video games. As soon as positioned onto a big mattress, she proceeds to sing her 2010 hit, “E.T.” It’s pure camp!
That is simply one of many many outlandish moments in her new present (which premiered December 29). For followers of the singer, it’s no shock. After all Perry’s bought glitzy, over-the-top fashions to go together with each tune.
To craft all of her kitschy ensembles, Perry labored with a couple of abilities who know all about impactful stage fashion. Zaldy, RuPaul’s longtime collaborator, created Perry’s opening quantity coat, in addition to a crystal gown embellished with beer cans and a crimson vinyl bodysuit with chaps, full with a marching mushroom headpiece. One other spotlight? The scalloped, pink and white striped babydoll gown he designed for her “Darkish Horse” efficiency, which she rocks on prime of a gargantuan picket horse.
Perry additionally enlisted the design imaginative and prescient of Johnny Wujek, a fancy dress designer and lightweight work artist, to craft the search for her “Teenage Dream” efficiency. He went for extra of a showgirl vibe through a slinky, bedazzled robe in shades of yellow, gold, and silver. It’s paying homage to one thing Cher would have worn on her selection present (there’s even a feather boa, naturally). The one-of-a-kind-frock—and her gloves, earrings, and microphone—are utterly lined in crystals, studded by none aside from Disco Daddy, a grasp bedazzler to the celebrities.
Perry’s playful, tongue-in-cheek method to dressing actually makes the present for us. Greater than a decade into her spectacular profession, she’s clearly nonetheless a reigning queen of camp. Plus, it’s acceptable, given her residency is in Vegas. What did you anticipate her to put on, an LBD?
Beneath, extra of the perfect ensembles from Perry’s new residency.