Katy Perry Wears Vintage Pierre Cardin Dress With Statement Bow Sleeves to LuisaViaRoma x UNICEF Gala

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Katy Perry dazzled in two standout looks last night at the LuisaViaRoma x UNICEF gala in Capri, Italy.

While arriving to the event with husband Orlando Bloom, the musician and UNICEF ambassador donned a vintage 1978 Pierre Cardin couture dress, sourced from Cherie Balch’s vintage archive. The elegant piece featured a sharp black column silhouette accented with flared white sleeves topped with black bows, styled by Tatiana Waterford. The ensemble was complete with diamond and pearl drop earrings by Buccellati.

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Pierre Cardin, UNICEF, capri, italy
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom attend the LuisaViaRoma for Unicef event at La Certosa di San Giacomo on July 31, 2021 in Capri, Italy.
CREDIT: Courtesy of LuisaViaRoma

On the footwear front, Perry wore a pair of chic black Jimmy Choo sandals. The Minny style featured 3-inch heels, as well as suede almond-shaped soles and thin ankle, toe, and slingback straps. The musician’s shoes were sleek and sharp, providing a minimalist base that further allowed her dress to take center stage. Similar styles from Femme, Stuart Weitzman, and Jimmy Choo have been trending this summer as an approachable way to incorporate high heels into people’s wardrobes, now that nightlife and in-person events have resumed. Perry’s sandals retail for $457 (previously $725) on Farfetch.com.

Katy Perry, Pierre Cardin, UNICEF, capri, italy
Katy Perry attends the LuisaViaRoma for Unicef event at La Certosa di San Giacomo on July 31, 2021 in Capri, Italy.
CREDIT: Courtesy of LuisaViaRoma

Jimmy Choo, sandals
Jimmy Choo’s Minny sandals.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Farfetch

After an outfit change, the Grammy-winning singer performed her hit songs “Firework,” “Teenage Dream,” and “I Kissed A Girl” in a sparkling Dolce & Gabbana gown. The custom number featured a full-length strapless dress covered in gold sequins, accented with a removable sheer white cape. Her look also included a pair of Gianvito Rossi’s tan Casablanca sandals, which featured coordinating gold crystals on their ankle and toe straps. Perry accessorized with a pair of bold crystal and pearl chandelier earrings, which accentuated her gleaming dress and matching gold microphone.


When it comes to shoes, Perry’s shoe style is bold and sleek — often coordinated to her ensembles for performances and events. In recent weeks, she’s been seen in pointed-toe pumps, flats, and mules by labels like Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, and Manolo Blahnik. When off-duty, the star prefers comfortable sneakers and slides by Adidas, Saint Laurent, and Birkenstock. She also wears her own line of Katy Perry Collection shoes, which feature statement-making styles like sandals, pumps, and flats in sparkly embellishments and bold colors.

Add a pair of sharp black sandals to your summer wardrobe, inspired by Katy Perry.

Kenneth Cole, sandals
CREDIT: Courtesy of DSW

To Buy: Kenneth Cole Brandy sandals, $80 (was $149).

Schutz, sandals
CREDIT: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

To Buy: Schutz Cadel-Lee sandals, $118.

Stuart Weitzman, sandals
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nordstrom

To Buy: Stuart Weitzman Melodie 75 sandals, $296 (was $395).

Click through the gallery for more of Katy Perry’s chicest street style looks over the years.

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