7 Appearances, 13 Outfits, 1 Cheese Hat: Katy Perry At The VMAs

The 2014 Video Music Awards are in mere days, you guys. While we are eagerly anticipating performances from Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer, and more, we are—TBH—equally excited to see what everyone wears on the red carpet. Topping that list? Katy Perry, natch. KP is #KWEEN of the VMAs, with seven consecutive appearances already under her belt. 2014 will make (at least) eight, and based on past looks, we are obviously expecting a lot.

2008

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This marked Katy Perry’s first time at the VMAs. She was still very into her pin-up phase and opted for satin hotpants and bustier.

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Even as a first-timer, Katy knew multiple outfits were necessary to make an impression. She changed into a second satin bodysuit when she hit the stage between main stage performances. Katy’s love for food-themed clothing is apparent, even this early in her career.

2009

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In 2009, Katy went a touch more glam. Dressed in head-to-toe silver from The Blonds, Katy showed that she could pull off both couture and costumes.

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For her performance with Joe Perry, Katy erred on the costume side, in a heavily embellished corset, white spandex, and thigh-high boots.

2010

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While she had demonstrated for two years in a row her ability to nail multiple VMA looks, Katy went all-in on one look in 2010. In a sheer Marchesa dress, Katy introduced us to her affinity for technicolor hair with pink, purple, and blue highlights.

2011

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The following year, however, was a different story. Katy wore not one but four different outfits. There was her Asian-inspired Atelier Versace and parasol.

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Her geometric Christian Dior Fall 2011 couture outfit, with its iconic Phillip Treacy hat that bore a striking resemblance to a block of cheese.

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Later in the show, Katy didn’t let her pink hair stop her from wearing an eggplant Tom Ford gown—the lady loves colors and isn’t afraid to show it.

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And finally, to celebrate her Michael Jackson-record-tying five singles from one album—Teenage Dream, of course—Katy’s stylist Johnny Wujek created this sparkling record dress and matching headpiece. Four outfits, one night, NBD.

2012

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The following year, Katy was subdued, especially compared to 2011. She wore a black Elie Saab gown and returned to her dark hair. It was the first time she had worn a full-length gown on a VMA red carpet, and she 100% made it #WERK.

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While sitting next to Rihanna in the crowd, Katy changed into an embellished (and long-sleeved!) Emilio Pucci dress and equally bedazzled Louboutin heels.

2013

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Last year, Katy brought her “Roar” style to Brooklyn in a leopard-print Emanuel Ungaro dress. Perhaps more memorable than the turtleneck and high slit, though, was her grill, which spelled out “Roar.”

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For her performance under the Brooklyn Bridge, Katy went hardcore athletic, changing into an equally animal-centric top, flaming boxing shorts, and tube socks.

2014

Seven appearances and 13 outfits leads us to 2014, where Katy will be continuing her red carpet streak.