Katy Perry brought true blue style to the latest episode of “American Idol” this week.
On Monday, Perry arrived to the stage in a blue denim and devorée-effect velvet Roberto Cavalli gown. Designed by Fausto Puglisi, the Footwear News cover star‘s sleeveless ensemble featured a bustier bodice with asymmetric straps, flowing into a draped slit skirt. The piece was accented with stonewashed fading, raw-cut frayed goddesses and seams for a worn-in, Y2K-worthy appearance.
Perry’s outfit was finished with sparkling rings and fringed drop earrings for a bejeweled finish.
When it came to footwear, Perry’s outfit was complete with a soaring set of block-heeled pumps. The “Teenage Dream” singer’s style featured woven black leather uppers with closed toes and ankle straps, set atop thick platform soles.
Perry’s denim attire marked her latest occasion wearing a sweeping denim gown. The singer previously wore a studded patchwork denim gown by Versace with Riff Raff at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards — which went instantly viral, due to its channeling of Britney Spears’ famous denim gown worn at the 2001 American Music Awards. She also donned two denim gowns — respectively, while arriving and performing at — the CMA Awards in 2022.
For footwear, the “Hot N’ Cold” singer’s shoe style is bold and sleek — often coordinated to her ensembles for performances and events. Perry’s previously 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 sandals, pumps and flats with sparkly embellishments and bold colors — and which she recently relaunched after buying it back in 2022.
About the Author:
Aaron Royce is the Assistant Digital Editor for Footwear News, where he writes stories on celebrity style, brand collaborations and in-depth profile interviews. Prior to joining Footwear News, Royce wrote and interned for publications including PAPER, Grazia and the Daily Front Row. He currently holds a B.S. in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. In his spare time, Royce enjoys reading, discovering New York’s secret gardens and hunting for the perfect pair of combat boots.
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