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Katy Perry is famed for turning out unique outfits only she could pull off. You are probably thinking of that polarizing Moschino 3D burger dress the star wore to the Met Gala in 2019 right about now. Well, for a recent “American Idol” appearance, Perry actually took a page out of another pop icon’s style book, channeling the incomparable Madonna.
For the Mother’s Day episode of “American Idol” on May 8, the 37-year-old singer wore a baby pink quilted corset mini dress with visible hook-and-eye embellishments and lace-up detailing. The structured dress featured a traditional corset-like bodice with defined cups and bra-like straps, yet flared into a stiff skirt with accented hips. Perry paired the edgy-meets-sweet look with baby pink velvet stiletto heels.
The “Idol” judge wore a rosy glam look that revolved around pink lids, blushed cheeks, and a slightly darkened nude lip. She pulled her hair in a half-up, half-down hairdo that was styled into an effortless bun at the back of her head. The adorable ‘do helped show off Perry’s statement diamond waterfall dangle earrings, which cascaded down her ears.
The singer’s outfit drew comparisons to another pop darling’s famed look, reminding style lovers of the iconic pink Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra corset Madonna wore on tour in the ’90s. Needless to say, the inspiration is definitely there.
Perry has been quite busy in recent weeks with her “American Idol” duties, but took a time out on May 2 to attend the famed Met Gala in New York City. For the event, Perry wore another structured mini dress, which was accented by a black sheer overlay. She paired the dark-and-light Oscar de la Renta dress with barely-there stiletto heels.
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