Grammys Fug or Fab Carpet: Katy Perry, Plus Bonus Crazy


There are a lot of things that are very pretty about this — the color, the detailing — but there is also something eerily pornographic about it. I mean, with a dress like this, should I be able to see every painstakingly traced line of each boob? I shouldn’t, right? I’m not crazy? I mean, at least I’m not seeing her undercarriage, FERGIE, but it’s unsettling nonetheless.  Fortunately, Katy gave us a LOT of other stuff to focus on this weekend, so let’s do that instead.

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  1. Willow
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    The weirdly aggressive performance was Taylor Swift levels of psychotic broken heartedness.

    The blue and pink colour blocked dress she wore to the luncheon was amazing.

    I am hoping that the Katy Perry Blue doesn’t catch on like The Rhianna Red, there are only so many bad dye jobs that I can deal with

  2. Claire
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    Oddly, though, I think the cut is king of aging on her. Lovely color and detailing, and yes, more see-through than I thought– but kind of looks like the kind of cut that a Meryl Streep or a Helen Mirren would rock. Like it belongs on a grande dame who’s aging kick-assedly. I think it’s the neckline.

    • Kit
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      EXACTLY. I said “Why is she wearing Helen Mirren’s beautiful dress?” – I LOVE this dress – on me – and I’m 50+

      • Lindsay Briggs
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        OMG, I said the same thing! Why did she steal Helen Mirren’s dress? Mirren would rock this dress. Katy Perry just looks old and way too blue.

  3. Billie
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    I thought that, with proper undergarments, the blue dress would be stunning on Helen Mirren. I think it was just slightly to mature for her, blue hair and all. I wish that crazy floral headpiece had walked the red carpet at the Grammys, that’s the kind of crazy she can pull off.

  4. Billie
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    Great minds, Claire!

  5. Kit
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    P.S. I totally want katy and Rhianna to get together!

    • A.J.
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      I know! I saw that picture of the two of them together and was like, “Huh. They DO make a cute couple.”

      • Ines
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        Me too.
        And wow, i really did like this blue dress, on her. gorgeous figure.

  6. that girl
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    There was A LOT of cameltoe going on with that stage outfit. And I found it weird that the side cutouts were actually flesh-colored vinyl, although I was also glad that they were there.

  7. Sarah
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    I unabashedly love that last look.

  8. Stefanie
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    I actually really liked the blue. It was nice to see her in something that didnt involve candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup. The fact it was something pretty was just icing on the cake. (Is it lunch time OR WHAT?)

    The color block look is great too.

  9. theotherjennifer
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    I loved her FU Russell Brand song….I think she’s adorable and I too, covet the piano heels.

  10. VV
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    I can live with the dress, though I’m not terribly struck. The blue hair, on the other hand, is utterly dreadful. She could be wearing Bjork’s swan dress or Gaga’s meat dress (or both) and her hair would still be the worst part of the ensemble.

    Now, if she’d gone back to her black hair with its 50s vibe, then I’d probably have no complaints at all.

  11. Dazie
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    I <3 Katy Perry. I'd love for her to come have a beer with me, except it would probably be "Blue Hawaiians" or some other neon-colored drink. I'm about halfway on board with the Katy/Rihanna pairing, but Rihanna would have to pay for the first date, just so I knew she was serious.

  12. Jo
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    If the neckline was lower, we’d be in business and a cute black updo would have been divine.

  13. meggiemoo
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    God, I hate her effing hair.

    • borisnorris
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      When she was performing all I could think was “Her hair looks sooooo fried.” Not what you want your audience to focus on.

  14. MelissaW
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    Girlfriend needs a good bra. With her income, she can afford the nice ones at La Perla.

  15. Fawn
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    I actually think the neckline on this dress is lovely. I say remove the sleeves – then it would be full-on gorgeous.

  16. Annie
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    I can’t get over her mossy-green roots. Blue dye + blonde hair = the contents of my cheese drawer when left to their own devices for too long.

  17. TonyG
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    Katy dating Rihanna…I am so on board with that that I just called in an anonymous tip to TMZ. I love the pink dress in the last slide…so very pretty.

  18. Ladyblahblah
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    When my stepdaughter was 13 she thought that having blue hair made her edgy, different and special. By the time she was 14, she realized it was just an obvious ploy for attention and that she could differentiate herself by her talents and intelligence. So, I guess I understand why Katy Perry has blue hair.

  19. Emily
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    I thought the blue hair and blue dress plus self-tanner made her look very oompa-loompa-ish. it might have been okay otherwise, but somehow the color combo made her look very orange.

  20. Bella
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    I loved this blue dress and thought she looked fantastic in it when she swept on the RC. Maybe it’s old eyes here, but I can’t see through it. The blue hair is a bit much, though.

  21. sasa
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    Fairy Godmother from Shrek incarnate.

  22. C-No
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    I love the blue hair. It’s blue, not gray (KELLY), and I like that she went monochromatic with the look. I really think she looks good at the Grammys. Pretty, sexy, but still Katy Perry. I also thought she could have used a bra, but this is an open-back boat-neck; where is she going to put it? I also liked her performance. I like alien overlord from the future Katy much better than faux lesbian Katy.

    • C-No
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      I meant that I like the blue much better than the gray. If you’re going to try unnatural hair colors, go nuts, not geriatric. (Although I may be biased, as my hair has been every color possible, including gray (that was an accident).)

    • anny
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      Strapless. They’ve been around for years, and as someone upthread mentioned, she can afford one decent one.

  23. Regina
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    Maybe I’m getting old. (okay, I’m old.) But every time I see her with a different hair color I think to myself, “Why does that child have {insert color here} hair? She’s so pretty, she just messing it up now….”
    The funny thing is that she’s not that much younger than I am…..

  24. LisaT
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    I thought she looked very mother-of-the-bride-ish. It made her look dumpy and matronly. I will say it was a beautiful color, though.

  25. An Onymous
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    The dress-up part is quite typical Katy Perry (something wacky and something retro/vintage and something with color-blocking), but the stage show looks awkwardly too much like Marry the Night video with all the flames and weird-colored bob-length hair and tight clothes. Katy, you can be yourself also without trying to copy Gaga all the time… ho-hum.

  26. Alicia
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    Something about the hair, blue dress and saggy boobs reminds me of Alice from the Brady Bunch.

  27. Karyn
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    This dress is absolutely spectacular. By far my favorite of the night. The color is perfect on her, the beading is off the charts, and it is just ridiculously flattering. I adored it.

  28. vandalfan
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    I think blue hair could look nice, but under very limited circumstances. The updo with Mirren’s pale blue dress is the way to go. The crimped and the straight, stiff bob, just no. I’m with Ladyblahblah- she is doing this to make up for lack of other skills. Cartoon cutesy-poo can only go so far.

  29. Megan
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    I also love that she and Rihanna are BFFs. I liked the gold dress, I hate the turquoise hair, the blue dress was sorta pretty but made her look fat, the crimping has gotta go, and her performance was pretty good. That is all.

  30. ceecee
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    Why does she have it in for her poor hair? What has it ever done to her? I think she and her hair need couple’s counseling so they can live in peace together because life’s too short to have it in for your head suit.
    And I love the blue dress.

  31. Jacq
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    I think that the blue dress looked awful. It was so matronly, largely because it was hideously unflattering in the bodice and made her look like she had huge, saggy boobs. She has a nice rack, but it needs some support. I liked the skirt of the dress – with a different bodice, it could have been lovely.

    And the blue hair is just gimmicky and naff.

  32. Maisie
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    If you click on the “enlarge” button to view that lovely blue dress, it’s apparent that what looks like a see-through bodice is actually the lining, as is evident from the skirt. I think it’s gorgeous–as is Katy.

  33. jem0512
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    In the 4th one she looks like a real life Jem from Jem and the Holograms. Jem would totally wear piano shoes.

  34. Karen
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    to be fair though, her boobs are amazing!

  35. Sarah
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    She looked SO gorgeous and ladylike in this dress. It was great to see her out of something latex/candy colored/teen pop or featuring boob guns. I think she look perfect and let her true beauty shine. I have no idea why people are knocking it. And her hair was SO cute (not crimped, but before). I <3 her.

  36. Kyasarin
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    No, the last one is because Russell said to her when she walked out, “Katy, you’re out of your bloomin’ ‘ead!” And she said, “I’ll show you my bloomin’ ‘ead, Brand!”

    That pic with Rihanna does look very femslashy, like Rihanna’s saying, “So, are you wearing the cherry Chapstick?” and Katy’s like, “Why don’t you find out, you foxy thing, you.”

  37. Carl
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    I think she was somewhere in the middle of Marvel’s Morlock Massacre. Wasn’t she in the New Mutants?

  38. Laucie
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    While I love the blue gown, the hair (color and style) was so unflattering. In the picture with Rihanna, I noticed that she has a French manicure with BLUE tips. She is so pretty and seems so determined to look odd.

  39. sandy m
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    She looks like the mother of the bride at a Smurf wedding. That dress on Helen Mirren, however, would look flawless.

  40. Emma
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    Somehow this dress makes her look fuller figured than she is.

  41. borisnorris
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    I thought her performance was terrible. And everything about her…I don’t know. Rhianna looks so sexy and relaxed. With Katy it’s like this latex, forced, dyed, pushing, eyes wide open, grunting…it’s not nice. She has a beautiful face but her whole look is just so forced. I don’t know how she keeps it up.

  42. crystal
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    I’m normally not so into her, but I think she’s looking pretty good lately. It’s confusing for me.

  43. Cat
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    I kind of love the blue dress. I agree that a more mature lady probably would have rocked this dress a bit more (Helen Mirren, work it!) but she looks gorgeous, even with the blue hair.

  44. Cat
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    Actually, I just realized who Katy reminds me of!! She’s the real life equivalent of the Fairy Godmother from Shrek!

  45. Sajorina
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    LOVE the blue dress in all its sparkling splendor, but girlfriend needs a bra! My boobs are very similar to Katy’s and that’s after a breast reduction, so if I wouldn’t go out without a bra, neither should she… My DDs need support! I also like her makeup, but that blue hair is awful! And, I’m in LOVE with the last outfit! WANT! Beautiful dress, awesome hat & cute makeup, but why did she have to ruin it with that hair? Urgh!

  46. Guerra
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    God she wears a lot of make up! Get rid of the blue hair before I can start critiquing the clothes!!

  47. Ines
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    the dress would be definitly to girly for hellen mirren. i don’t know why so many here are thinking that this would be looking gorgeous.

  48. NYCGirl
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    I love the top of the pink dress, and I agree with everyone that the blue hair needs to go.

  49. Sandra
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    Blue dress would look a lot better if it FIT HER!

  50. maryse
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    i think she is adorable. not a fan of the cut, but the blue updo with that blue dress is just so pretty.