Just yesterday, I dedicated a solid 200 words to Katy Perry’s brand-new music video in all of its kooky, sugarcoated glory. Between a pepperoni pizza-patterned bathing suit and twerking cartoon ice cream cones, the 29-year-old entertainer out Katy Perry-ed herself, plain and simple.
But when one is asked to sing for the president and first lady, there’s no need for a Pee-wee Herman-costumed backup dancer (honestly, just watch her “This Is How We Do” video). To perform at last night’s Special Olympics celebration, Perry left her Jeremy Scott furs at home, instead donning a cobalt Elie Saab concoction. With long sleeves and the designer’s signature beading, Perry kept her gown on the more respectful side, instead adding a bit of edge with an ear cuff and knuckle ring.
Well played, Perry. Respect.