Style-Logue: Katy Perry

Katy Perry's style has evolved from Christian folk singer to poppy sugar princess. See the transformation. Her new biopic "Part of Me" arrives in theaters July 5.

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Katy Perry performs at the first-ever Pepsi/Billboard Summer Beats special live performance for KATY PERRY: PART OF ME at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. KATY PERRY: PART OF ME will be released by Paramount's Insurge Pictures on July 5th, 2012.�(Alex J. Berliner/ABImages) via AP Images
Katy Perry's flare for avant-garde style always keeps fans—and the fashion biz in general—on their toes. Katy Perry channeled classic Hollywood glam in Dolce & Gabbana's crimson velvet boustier dress with matching velvet pumps and retro curls at the Los Angeles premiere of her new biopic, "Part of Me," which hits theaters July 5.
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Performing at the premiere of "Part of Me," Perry favored sassy stage looks with pop-culture references like these candy hot pants (which look as if they're pieced together from Butterfinger and Starburst wrappers).
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For the Aussie premiere of her "Part of Me" flick, Perry looked timelessly chic in a strapless nude cocktail dress with a gold fishnet overlay and stud-embellished silver and plastic sandals.
Known for her elaborate stage ensembles, this tattered blue cloak—which Perry sported to the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards—was one of the singer's most elaborate yet, finished with tattered pieces of lace and shredded blue silk (a "rags-to-riches" theme, perhaps?).
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At a MOCA event in June of 2012, Perry explored a flapper-like look (in keeping with this season's roaring '20s trend) with a pale peach dress in shiny satin and bejeweled white pumps. A string of knotted pearls and a shimmery headband gave the look plenty of old-fashioned glam.
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Perry continues to demonstrate her support for outrageous fashion in the front rows at Paris Fashion Week. For Viktor & Rolf's fall 2012 collection, Perry donned one of the label's cobalt blue coats with an elaborate cut-out collar as well as matching blue platforms and a dainty pillbox clutch (made to literally look like a pill) by Charlotte Olympia.
A frothy lilac number with pale pink beading and pearl-finished sequins transformed Perry into a modern mermaid for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
At the NARM Music Biz Awards in May of 2012, Perry showed off her curves in a form-fitting black maxi dress with flirty stripes of sheer silk. Her tousled violet locks—a refreshing change from the usual bright blue—added a pop of color to the goth-chic look.
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Perry turned heads at the Echo Awards in March of 2012 with a disco inspired mini-dress fashioned from shiny pieces of mirrored fabric and a retro, '40s up 'do (in—what else—her signature shade of blue).
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At Miu Miu's fall 2012 show, Perry went for a sassy head-to-toe look from the brand that consisted of a porcelain blue opera coat, pink printed dress with dainty pleats through the skirt, and Prada's infamous "flaming" sandals.
Appropriately "gack"-green for the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards, Katy Perry paired a printed green mini-skirt with a lime crop-top (with a melting, plasticky texture) and matching florescent pumps.
For Elton John's Oscar-viewing party in February 2012, Perry sported a dramatic silver sequin ballgown with a sheer, crystal embellished bodice and a swirling sequin motif with cropped blue locks.
Katy Perry performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011.
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Singer Katy Perry arrives at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 20, 2011.
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Singer Katy Perry makes an appearance at Nordstrom at The Grove in L.A. to launch her new fragrance "Meow!" on December 14, 2011.
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Katy had us seeing pink at a recent appearance at "The X Factor." The celeb changes hair colors like most people change socks.
Mrs. Russell Brand favors wigs of every hue. This week: electric purple.
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Katy was all lapis crocodile and odd facial expressions at Rock in Rio, a music festival in Brazil.
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The pop tart later changed her wardrobe to one half technicolor dress, one half parrot.
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Katy Perry arrived at the VMAs looking like a Technicolor candyland geisha, but had several elaborate, wacky outfits throughout the night...
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...including this cheese-cube hat. Trust us, you don't even want to see the rest of the outfit.
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A lilac-haired Katy Perry also attended MTV's afterparty clad in a demure chartreuse blouse and satin pencil skirt from Elie Tahari.
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Katy lent her vocal talents to "The Smurfs" movie, and walked the red carpet with a sequined Smurfette dress and two very blue, very plush friends.
She changed her hair color from ginger to blonde for "The Smurfs" premiere.
Katy Perry kicked off her "California Dreams" tour with outfits straight from her music video.
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For her song "Last Friday Night," Katy revealed her alter-ego, Kathy Beth Terry, a hopelessly nerdy night-brace wearing teen with glasses. The character's not so new though, since she wore this getup to the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. Now remember, Kathy: no candy apples or corn on the cob.
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Katy Perry certainly doesn't shy away from color -- on stage or off. Here, she performs on the opening night of her "California Dreams" in London, England.
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The singer donned this Betsey Johnson gown to accept the favorite female artist and favorite pop artists at the 2011 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
Perry paired this black and white striped dress with red pumps and a blue wig to attend Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's show during Paris Fashion Week.
It's clear Katy Perry didn't want to be left behind when she performed as angels walked the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York. Each of her costume changes were lingerie inspired including the corset she wore on the pink carpet.
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Katy performed in this yellow bustier dress by Designer Todd Thomas at the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
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This purple bustier dress was brought to life with a feather capped headpiece. Hmmm does someone have angel wing envy?
An angelic Katy Perry sported some wings on the red carpet before the 2011 Grammys. The ethereal gown and platform shoes go with the theme of some sort of Pop Angel, or maybe just retroactive backlash for not being able to wear wings at the Victoria's Secret fashion show.
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Katy Perry's fashion sense is often hot and cold - she loves kitsch just as much as she loves vintage.
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Perry’s Herve Leger dress, with a deeply plunging neckline, left little to the imagination at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Perhaps most eye-catching of the night, however, was her choice of bright blue hair to add to the comic-book colors of her clothing.
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Katy started her career as Contemporary Christian singer Katy Hudson when she was just 16. She released a self-titled CCM album in 2001, back when she was a blonde dressing in denim skirts and t-shirts.
Before breaking into pop stardom, Katy dressed a bit less eccentrically than she does today. She also dropped the last name Hudson and picked up her mom's maiden name, Perry.
By 2005, Katy's style was already showing vintage inspiration. She wore a floral, veiled hat to The Abbey / Esquire Magazine Oscar Viewing Party in Feb. 2005.
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She paired a butter yellow sundress with a leather belt at the H.D. Buttercup Grand Opening Celebrity Treasure Hunt in May 2005.
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Katy got layer-happy at Korn's 2006 tour launch party with a sundress, denim vest, jacket and boots.
Katy looked chic in a tasteful, sequined dress at the launch party for the Nintendo Wii in Nov. 2006.
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She wore a 50s-inspired yellow dress cinched with a green belt to the Vanity Fair Svedka Erotica Reading Series in April 2006.
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Katy mixed glam and casual by wearing a silky gown with informal hair and make-up to the 2007 EMI Post-Grammy Party.
After the release of her first hit single, "Ur So Gay," the pop starlet started to show a bit of her eccentric style with a colorful sequined minidress at the Armani Exchange Sunglass Launch in April 2007.
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At the Erin Fetherston Spring 2008 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Katy went retro with a floral hat and A-line skirt.
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Katy chose a fruity look paired with heart-shaped sunglasses (how 80s!) for the Betsey Johnson 2008 fashion show in Feb. 2008.
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Yes, that is a romper covered in pin-up girls. Katy Perry rocked the ensemble to Perez Hilton's Quinceanera Part 2 in March 2008.
Katy Perry chose a two-toned tutu for a night out in West Hollywood in April 2008.
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Shortly after the release of her break-out single "I Kissed a Girl," Katy continued the romper trend, this time in shiny baby pink and tied in a bow at Z100's Zootopia in May 2008.
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Katy glammed it up in a red sweetheart cut dress for Spike TV's 2nd Annual "Guys Choice" Awards in May 2008.
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Katy wore a bohemian dress to the Z100 Lounge at Planet Hollywood Times Square in New York.
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Days before her album "One of the Boys" was released, Katy appeared on TRL wearing a colorful romper with ruffles and heart-shaped appliques.
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At the record release party for "One of the Boys" at Capitol Records, Katy sported an ice cream cone dress by Jeremy Scott.
Katy is the poster girl for fun vintage looks. She wore a short sundress with a red belt and matching heart-shaped sunglasses to perform at the Van's Warped Tour in June 2008.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"She has always been such a fruity," stylist Johnny Wujek told CosmoGirl! of the pop star. Katy chose a strawberry-inspired romper for her Today show performance in Aug. 2008.
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Perry arrived at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards with then-boyfriend Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes wearing a star-spangled and feathered leotard.
The pop star went nautical during the Katy Perry Showcase at the D&G showroom in Milan, Italy in Sept. 2008.
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At the 7th Annual Los Premios MTV Latin America in Guadalajara, Mexico in Oct. 2008, Katy wore a floral, scoop neck dress.
Katy wore four memorable outfits while hosting the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. Her Jean Charles de Castelbajac arrival dress included eyes in the bust area and was accessorized with a cupcake purse.
She performed in a carousel dress from Manish Arora's ready-to-wear Spring 2009 collection.
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Katy wore a second dress by Jean Charles de Castelbajac - the designer's "I Have a Dream" dress - when she accepted the award for Best New Act.
Katy's gender-bending costume may have been a reference to her hit song.
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Katy went uber-retro in a veiled hat and lace gloves on the set of her video "Thinking Of You" in Dec. 2008.
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At the 2009 VH1 Critics' Choice Awards, Katy glammed it up in an ice blue satin gown by D&G.
Veering away from her more outrageous choices, Perry wore a white satin suit with bold red lipstick to the 2009 NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France.
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Katy kicked off the Grammy celebration in a 20s-inspired dress by Georges Chakra at the Salute to Industry Icons event honoring Clive Davis the night before the awards show.
While everyone might better remember the very pregnant M.I.A.'s ensemble on the red carpet at the 2009 Grammy Awards, Katy's chic pink gown by Basil Soda landed her on many a Best Dressed list.
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Channeling Carmen Miranda, the pop star performed her hit single "I Kissed a Girl" during the show. The costume was designed by Phillipe and David Blond a.k.a. The Blonds.
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Katy finished the night in a frilly Jenny Packham dress in the press room.
Katy looked sleek in a look from Herve Leger's Fall 2008 collection at the Bondi Blonde's Style Mansion in Feb. 2009.
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Four days later, she was back to her quirky style in a leopard print coat at the celebrity launch of the T-Mobile myFaves Shot of a Lifetime sweepstakes during NBA All-Star Weekend in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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The songstress went with a white blazer over a leotard while performing at the opening night of the 59th San Remo Song Festival in Feb. 2009.
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Yes, that is a couture Hello Kitty corset. Katy wore the look, by M.A.C., to the Brit Awards 2009.
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Katy took over the American Idol stage in May 2009 in an Elvis-inspired leotard by Phillipe and David Blond.
Katy put a modern spin on the I Dream of Jeannie look with a leather bustier and a sequined skirt at the House of Mollinari Birthday Extravaganza in May 2009.
On the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009, the pop starlet wore a peacock-patterned dress by Manish Arora.
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Katy wore a sushi-embellished leotard during her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009. The ensemble was designed by Phillipe and David Blond.
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Katy chose an electric blue minidress for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2009, where she picked up the Aussie Hair Care Newcomer of the Year Award.
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Katy dressed like Minnie Mouse at the Capital Radio Summertime Ball in June 2009.
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She continued with the midriff-baring look while performing at Shepherds Bush Empire in June 2009 in London.
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Breaking away from her favorite looks - vintage and fruit - Katy wore a unitard covered in dice to perform on Today in July 2009.
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Appealing to her Scottish crowd, Katy wore a tartan dress - with a personal twist - to perform at the T in the Park music festival in Kinross, Scotland in July 2009.
At the Vans Warped Tour 15th Anniversary Celebration, Katy went poofy, short and polka-dotted.
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Katy chose a metallic minidress by The Blonds, one of her favorite lines, for the red carpet at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Hostess Katy arrived at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in a floor-length Marchesa gown in November.
She wore 12 costumes over the course of the evening, including an interesting lingerie set with accentuated hips.
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She also sported a poofy ballgown with chunks missing.
The singer wore a shimmery, criss-cross minidress to the Samsung Behold II premiere launch party in Nov. 2009.
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Earlier, Katy wore a mini-flapper dress as she arrived at the Kid's Choice Awards at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.
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