In FNs June 2022 cover story Katy Perry talks about her most memorable Met Gala looks and her music and fashion legacy.One has come to expect a certain sense of fun whimsy comedy and exuberance when it comes to Katy Perrys fashion choices. And no more so than at the Met Gala.
In her nine appearances at the annual event celebrating the exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute the star has become a reliable fixture on the red carpet. Donning everything from angel wings and a chandelier to glow in the dark lights and a crimson veiled Margiela gown Perrys red carpet looks are highlights that have helped to helped to solidify the events cultural currency as well as her own her fashion legacy. When the singer sported a Moschino cheeseburger at a Met Gala after party in 2019 the event gained an even larger pop culture following almost overnight.The fashion industry however seems to have mixed feelings on those marquee moments. Ahead of this years Met Gala Tom Ford lamented the events fashion evolution singling out two of Perrys past looks both of which were designed by Moschinos Jeremy Scott You did not have to dress like a hamburger you did nohave to arrive in a van where you were standing up because you could not sit down because you wore a chandelier Ford told Time magazine in April.
When Perry stepped onto the red carpet this year she was decidedly more demure wearing a custom one shouldered black and white Oscar de la Renta gown accented in black floral lace and chiffon with sheer gloves paired with clear Aquazzura sandals.I wanted to take it somewhat seriously. There would have been a world where I would have done something like Billie Eilish I loved the sleeves Perry told FN in her June cover story. I wanted to be more modern to almost look like the underpinnings of the era as if you took one of those dresses and X rayed it. I think it was a step in the right direction and it kept people guessing. Its about keeping people on the edge of their seats and surprising them.