Amusingly, And Nearly Well, Played: Katy Perry

It’s nice to see Katy Perry with regular hair and human makeup, as it feels like those moments have been few and far between since she jettisoned Russell Brand.

But listen, it’s going to be hard to pull off a cape with as much grace and panache as Gwyneth did at the Oscars. This looks like part ofan old negligee set she ripped apart after Hulking out over a Liz & Dick┬árerun.┬áBut at the same time, there’s something hilariously melodramatic about it — I mean, I CAN imagine her swanning around her house with that thing tied up under her chin, swilling a martini and hissing something about sins of omission, and I bet she had fun swooshing through the party. Plus, the dress underneath has potential. I’m afraid it might only be lined just above her chest and barely past her crotch, but if it went all the way down (and even as-is), it could be truly lovely. So I’m giggling about the amusing novelty cape she’s taped to her delts, pleased that she’d attempting glamour underneath it, and very, very curious whether she’s still dating John Mayer, because seriously, how does that guy DO IT? Is his tongue made of Diet Coke or something?

[Photo: Getty]

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Comments (40):

  1. Orange Clouds

    “Morticia Addams: The Early Years”

    • Erin

      You beat me to it! The first thing I thought when I saw this was “she looks like Morticia Addams”.
      I can deal with the dress, but I just can’t with the cape. I don’t even know how it’s staying on her – double stick tape?

      • kathotdog

        Really? I was thinking she looked like that Millionaire Matchmaker lady, Patti whatever.
        Morticia would be a compliment.

      • Bambi Anne Dear

        My immediate thoughts too.

    • bambi_beth

      Couldn’t believe the fug girls didn’t say Morticia! Love the comments!

  2. Eliza Bennett

    “Cher: One Name, Many Loves” on Lifetime.

  3. qwertygirl

    I think this is quite pretty on her (we’ll just pretend it’s fully lined even though I agree that it probably isn’t). I generally think Katy Perry is very pretty, although at these events, she often has a bit of a startled appearance, as though she’s not quite sure how she got there, but she’s going to pretend everything is cool. Perhaps that’s because of all the flashbulbs going off. Or perhaps she’s not quite sure how she got there, but she’s pretending everything is cool. Either way, this one goes down in the plus column for Katy in my book.

  4. ljmabouttown

    Are you sure she’s not in costume as Cher? I’m getting a serious Cher vibe.

  5. Trace

    I don’t think the dress is that bad and she’s so pretty that that kind of overcomes it anyway!

  6. anonymoose

    ha, yep, i was just going to write that she looks like Snow White drssing up as Morticia Addams.

    I love me some Morticia, but this me no likey at all.

    ps. the tongue made of diet coke comment is so mischievous!

  7. Allie

    I actually love the dress. She just needs to smile, and I’m sold!

    • TonyG

      I’m with you Allie. I love it, partly because it’s so different for her.

      • Roosje

        I think the dress is really stunning

        • Jasmine

          She looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the colour and her makeup is striking, and her bod is OUT OF CONTROL.

          But I am HORRIFIED at the mere thought of John Mayer’s tongue anywhere near her– for some reason “tongue made of Diet Coke” makes it more real than seeing photos of them the morning after. Excuse me while I go barf under my desk.

  8. roser

    Diet coke tongue – LOL!

  9. Helen
  10. CountSnarkula

    I just contacted Agnes Morehead via Ouija Board in 1964. She needs her costume back as she is due on the set of “Bewitched”.

  11. michelle

    Looks like she showed up in her costume from her “Wide Awake” video. I actually secretly love it, although I wish it were not sheer. It probably would be fun to swan through a party in full cape regalia! Only someone like Katy Perry could pull this off though!

  12. Bella

    If this were fully lined, I would love it.

  13. Caity

    Fully lined, with some body to her hair or a side part, and a tiny bit more color on her lips. There, fixed!

    • Elaine

      i definitely read that as “with some body hair or a side part” …. hahaha

  14. Art Eclectic

    Lose the cape, line that sucker top to bottom and we are totally in business. What a great dress.

  15. Ranch

    I’m changing my eharmony profile include “seeking scruffy man-boy with diet coke tongue”; also in my head he smells like cinnamon teddy grams…..

  16. Helen

    Count me in on “she’s trying to be the next Morticia Addams.”

    Sorry, Katy. Carolyn Jones and Anjelica Huston set a certain standard. This does not meet it.

  17. KellyG

    According to the morning radio celeb update today (so totally credible), J. Mayer and K. Perry are looking at houses together. Because, you know, they’ve been dating for FOUR MONTHS. So it’s time to move in together ala Hollywood standards.

  18. witjunkie

    I think the hair gives it the Morticia look. But the dress is gorgeous. (I mean yes, line it, but I feel like I’m screaming into the wind for months now with that line. )

  19. Esme

    Vampira meets the Long Island Lolita.

  20. G

    omg she looks like a young Cher!

  21. Vandalfan

    It’s unlined, so, fail. And the little cut-outs in the doilies are so wide you can clearly see her nude granny panties, and what I hope are pasties. But lined, it would have been quite lovely. The shade of midnight blue is pretty.

    Now, if she could lay off the twelves pounds of slap and severe hairstyle and color, her natural beauty would really shine out.

  22. pc

    I saw Alanis, but maybe ’cause I’m Canadian. If Alanis wore this, I’d give it a “it’s not hemp/fleece” pass.

  23. jessbuurman

    Love her outfit and Style.She look gorgeous from head to toe.

  24. Nancy

    Thank GOD I can’t see any private parts! And I’m not distracted by the lining. And the dress itself seems very nice. Not so wild about the cape thing, but hey, maybe it was chilly. Give a girl some slack.

    BTW, I totally didn’t recognize her without blue hair and a very-posed smile.

  25. Sajorina

    I love black & I love drama, so I love this dress! But, that cape is ridiculous! Her hair & makeup look nice and I like her accessories! However, the fact that she looks like she doesn’t want to be there is not helping! She only gets a 1/2 FAB!

  26. bholden

    Although Katy looks “normal” and grown up she also looks very long. Her hair is long, her face looks long, her dress is long….

  27. Alma

    I’m still laughing at the Millionaire Matchmaker comment! You know that lady would print that out and have it framed.

  28. Patrick

    I think she looks good. Sort of reminds me of Emily Blunt.

  29. Sarah O

    She looks great! And normal for once.