If Katy Perry’s music videos have one reliable signature, it’s the, well, Katy Perry-ness of them all. I imagine the inside of Perry’s brain to be something of a mishmash of technicolor hues, cartoon prints and eccentric designer styles—all of which are prominently represented in her just-released video for “This Is How We Do.”
As the fifth single off her critically acclaimed album Prism, the track itself is a deliciously candyfloss summer anthem, all but dripping in melted popsicles and chlorine. The video certainly ticks off all the extravagant qualifications of a classic Perry video: from backup dancers dressed like Pee-wee Herman to a Mariah Carey hologram, it’s Perry at her finest. Have you ever seen a twerking ice cream cone? Neither had we. Until now.
We would be remiss, however, if we didn’t discuss the video’s impressive fashion power. Perry’s out-of-the-box persona is certainly conveyed through pieces like a pepperoni pizza one-piece bathing suit—but high-fashion players got in big here, too. Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Mondrian dress makes an appearance, as does Saint Laurent’s lip-print frock (a Lucky favorite!) and a camouflage coat from the always zany Jeremy Scott.
Take a look at the video below:
Now, as for where I can find that pizza swimsuit…