In an echoing studio in Brooklyn’s hipster Red Hook neighborhood, Grace Coddington and a team of earnest Comme des Garçons minions are fastening Katy Perry into something that resembles a child’s toy car fashioned from jade-green fake-Astrakhan fur with a many-tentacled faux–ostrich feather boa shimmying at her hips like an Elizabethan life preserver. “Done everything else,” says Perry drily, “why not check this box?”
Nugget, Perry’s adorable, ginger biscuit–colored micro teacup poodle, gambols at her feet, which are being coaxed into shoes with long, pointed toes, like those of medieval knights in brass rubbings. If her arms weren’t entirely constrained by Rei Kawakubo’s conceptual straitjacket, she would sweep Nugget up in them. “I collect tiny things,” says Perry. “She brings so much love. When I wake up, she’s the only serotonin I need.”
Hair artist Julien d’Ys selects a wig from an army of Styrofoam heads that bear scissored neon Dynel bangs, peroxided eighteenth-century sausage curls, lilac glass stalagmites, and a Miss Havisham mess of ancient tulle and orange blossom made to wear with a dress from Rei Kawakubo’s 2005 Broken Bride collection.
Perry appraises herself in the mirror. “Let me know when Zoolander 3 starts shooting,” she deadpans. “These clothes, honestly, are walking pieces of art,” she adds, serious now. “It’s the redefinition of sex; the sex of the mind.”
Katy Perry’s Easter Day Brunch
She is also rumoured to be attending the Bootsy Bellows Estate with Chevy and PacSun event!
Katy attended the CHANEL Dinner celebrating the Gabrielle Handbag, hosted by Pharrell Williams. HQ photos from the event & candids of her leaving.
Radio and television personality Ryan Seacrest announced the lineup for KIIS 102.7 FM’s annual Wango Tango pop music festival early Friday morning.
The show will take place at StubHub Center (18400 Avalon Blvd.) in Carson on Saturday, May 13, and will include performances by Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Zedd, Niall Horan, Machine Gun Kelly, Camilla Cabello, Hailee Steinfeld, Noah Cyrus, Halsey, Julia Michaels plus a very special guest performance by Alessia Cara. The DJs of KIIS FM will host the show along with a special yet-to-be-announced celebrity guest host.
Tickets for Wango Tango are $39.95-$275 and go on sale to KIIS Club VIP Members at 10 a.m. Friday, March 31. It’s free to register to be a VIP member and you must sign up at kiisfm.com to receive the link and password for the Wango Tango VIP presale. Any leftover tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 at kiisfm.com using the keyword “WANGO.”
Katy was spotted in her favourite Adidas tracksuit whilst at her office in LA yesterday. HQ photos below:
Katy was honoured at the Human Rights Gala Dinner in Los Angeles. HQ photos from the event have been added, more will be added soon! + a video of her full speech, make sure you watch it!
Katy Perry has been revealed as a headliner for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull. Little Mix, Kings of Leon and Stormzy have already been announced for the event, which takes place on 27 and 28 May.
Katy, who headlined Big Weekend in Glasgow in 2014, announced the news on the Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.
“Grimmy has told me all about Hull and we’ve already set up a date to the Yorkshire pudding factory,” she said. “Radio 1’s Big Weekend is always a blast and I’m so happy to be able to make it to Hull alongside the incredible line-up.”
Katy also said she was looking forward to tasting other local delicacies like chip spice and savoury patties. Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper, Controller, said: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend just got bigger. The young audiences in Hull and on the BBC are in for one of the planet’s greatest performers.”
The festival is now in its 14th year, having previously visited places like Exeter, Norwich and Hackney. All Big Weekend performances will be streamed live on the Radio 1 website and be available for catch-up on the BBC Radio 1 iPlayer channel.
Confirmed attendees at the Los Angeles event include Lena Dunham, Troye Sivan, Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The Human Rights Campaign has booked a pair of politically active stars to receive top honors at its upcoming Los Angeles gala dinner on March 18.
Pop superstar Katy Perry will be honored with HRC’s National Equality Award while actress and humanitarian America Ferrera will take home the org’s Ally for Equality Award. Also as part of the announcement, it was revealed that Lena Dunham will present the latter trophy to her friend Ferrera. There’s more: U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, (D-VA), will be the featured keynote speaker at the gala, out pop star Troye Sivan will perform, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have confirmed their attendance.
“We are thrilled to honor Katy Perry for using her powerful voice and international platform to speak out for LGBTQ equality,” said HRC president Chad Griffin. “Her compelling advocacy, from the stage to the campaign trail, has had a profound effect on the lives of LGBTQ people -— and, in particular, young people. Katy’s message of inclusion and equality continues to inspire us and the world. … America Ferrera has shown an unwavering commitment to advancing equality for all people and sets a stirring example for others to follow. As we continue the fight for full equality during this very uncertain time for our country, we are constantly inspired by America and our friend, Lena Dunham — both fierce and outspoken champions of equality.”