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Katy Perry’s Technicolor Tumblr Style

See our cover star’s fashionable evolution from girl next door to Wonka chic

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Candy-colored and sparkling, Katy Perry is, both musically and aesthetically, a quintessential pop star. Her past as an Alanis Morissette-esque singer/songwriter and reinvention into a teenage dream is a familiar narrative, but it's a story that's been told told via her style choices as well as her chart performance. Perry's aesthetic is built on showmanship and a keen eye for trends, turning every appearance into a living, breathing, glittering Tumblr dashboard. While she never fully reinvents the wheel, she's consistently updating her look, a technicolor reflection of the online lives of her biggest fans. By Maud Deitch

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Wujek's costumes aren't just about form: the real surprise is in their function and Perry's Prism tour costumes demonstrate this time and time again. The skater skirt and crop top combination is an essential element of Perry's sartorial repertoire, but by accenting an otherwise easy look with glowing neon rope lights Wujek creates a performance within the clothes, constantly reminding the audience that they are inhabiting the pop fantasy. 

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