Katy Perry’s new chic style direction continues. On Thursday evening, Perry paid a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” alongside cojudges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan to promote the latest season of “American Idol.” With the help of her stylist, Tatiana Waterford, the “When I’m Gone” singer dressed in a head-to-toe leather ensemble by Georgian designer Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili.
Both crafted from vegan leather, the cropped blazer featured tie accents around the waist, and the matching straight-leg pants had the same wrap detailing. For accessories, the style duo chose gold-plated spiral earrings from Bar Jewellery and black platform heels. Leather, cutouts, and corsets are all part of Perry’s recent edgier transition, which she notably introduced as she brought back her signature dark hair.
At the CMAs in November, Perry debuted her new look wearing a caramel-colored Vivienne Westwood dress with a corseted bodice and one shoulder, and since then, she’s continued to wear sleek, sophisticated pieces at events — like her football-inspired ruched Alex Perry dress at the NFL Honors and Mugler catsuit on “Saturday Night Live” — and even in her recent “When I’m Gone” music video. Just a few days before she was spotted in her black leather outfit, she also wore a snakeskin leather coat and matching trousers with a neon-green crop top, all from Rotate Birger Christensen.
She hasn’t completely abandoned her theatrical, quirky style, though. As she left “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday night, she was photographed wearing a giant poop costume, an outfit she’s worn during her playful Las Vegas residency. From beer-can dresses to mushroom hats, Perry’s Vegas residency is full of the kitschy, campy fashion she’s known for. Over the years, she’s rocked outfits inspired by sparkly cheeseburgers, chandeliers, and even Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Perhaps now her glitzy, over-the-top style is only reserved for the singer’s performances. Ahead, get a closer look at Perry’s latest outfit.