Katy Perry’s A ‘Teenage Dream’ For ‘Teen Vogue’

Katy Perry in the May issue of ’Teen Vogue.’
Photo: Courtesy of Teen Vogue’s Facebook page/Sebastian Kim

We literally high-fived in the MTV Style office when we found out that Teen Vogue’s May cover girl was Katy Perry. We think she’s the perfect gal to grace the pages of a young, fash-forward mag because she’s always taking fun style risks while keeping her confidence in check. In one of our favorite images from the spread (seriously, this could be an ad campaign!), Katy channels her inner vintage vixen in a black and white polka dot Oscar de la Renta dress and black heels. She also sported a birdcage Victoria Grant headpiece over her twisted back bright blue ’do (which matches her nails!) for a throwback feel we’re seriously loving. Katy’s modern-meets-pinup style is definitely reflected in her fashion icons. She told Teen Vogue, “I love Agyness Deyn, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Natalie Wood, Judy Jetson, and Wonder Woman.” She continued, “I’m still doing the pinup thing, but now when I do it, I want to be the pinup of the future, like Rachael in Blade Runner. But I’ve always been quirky—it probably started when I was nine years old, and my father used to wake me up at seven every Saturday morning to take me to garage sales. I couldn’t afford the clothes that the other girls at school were wearing, so instead I looked for things that were unique to me.” Ahhh, now it’s all starting to make sense!

Katy Perry in the May issue of ’Teen Vogue.’
Photo: Courtesy of Teen Vogue’s Facebook page/Sebastian Kim

In another fierce look, Katy sported a sculpted Mary Katrantzou dress and bright azure Swarovski earrings paired with a blue and black cat eye, light pink lips and the most AMAZE pomp we have ever seen. Seriously, teach us your ways, KP!

Katy Perry in the May issue of ’Teen Vogue.’
Photo: Courtesy of Teen Vogue/Sebastian Kim

Here, Katy goes all-out glam in another blue and white floral brocade Oscar de la Renta gown, Swarovski earrings, and sheer black Gaspar Gloves lace gloves. Even though she looks like the queen of couture in this ensemble, she admits, “I don’t like to take fashion too seriously. I love it, and I am so grateful when big brands want to associate with me, but mostly I just want to take chances and have fun and truly live. And sometimes that means wearing some ridiculous, cat-inspired outfit rather than whatever happens to be in this season.” For the full interview and spread, be sure to check out TeenVogue.com!

Katy Perry on the May cover of ’Teen Vogue.’
Photo: Courtesy of Teen Vogue/Sebastian Kim

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