Fashion is just a language,” Katy Perry
told Vogue in the May 2017 issue, out now. “It’s storytelling. I am so encouraged by the big morph in fashion that’s happening at the moment. Everybody is shape-shifting, changing, adapting.” And being a style chameleon is exactly the name of the singer’s (fashion) game — she’s just as comfortable wearing a veiled Comme des Garcons showstopper at the Met Gala 2017 as she is reinventing herself as a platinum blonde on a whim. Stylish spotlights the 32-year-old’s top hair and makeup looks.
She Embraces Gender Fluidity
The star (in Rasario Atelier and Ana Khouri jewels at an event in L.A. March 18, 2017) told Vogue that she’s currently veering away from “cutesy” clothing in favor of “androgynous, architectural” pieces, adding, "I am happy to be another interpretation of myself."
She’s a Classic Beauty
"My face holds makeup very well,” Perry (in Adam Selman at an afterpartyin London on February 22, 2017) told In Style. "I started out at 13. My first identity with makeup and clothes was trying to emulate pin-up girls because I thought they were so cool and fascinating. My budget was going to vintage stores or thrift stores. I would try to be those 1940s classic girls."
She Bares Skin at Night
For the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills on February 26, 2017, the singer accessorized her Jean Paul Gaultier with Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira gems. "I never sleep with [makeup] on. I take off my makeup with Shu Uemura oil and a washcloth. And I get lots of sleep — eight to nine hours,” she told Pop Sugar about her secret to glowing skin. She Has a Theme Song
While getting ready for events like the Brit Awards in London on February 22, 2017, the Santa Barbara, California, native (in Versace and Lorraine Schwartz diamonds) listens to what she calls her “anthem” — "I’m Every Woman" — “because who knows what kind of woman I'll be that night?” she told Glamour. She’s Scent-sational
The 5-foot-7 star (wearing Cinq a Sept at the Office Christmas Party premiere in Westwood, California, on December 7, 2016) told Elle that perfume, to her, “is like a potion and can be very enchanting … I have worn vanilla since I was a teenager and it’s always been so alluring — especially to the opposite sex. As I got older my tastes kind of changed and I wanted something a little bit more androgynous, which pushed me towards musks. The combination of those two made me feel like I’m wearing something that’s both. So I could attract anything or anyone — everything is fluid."