Katy Perry Talks Style Icons In ‘W’ Magazine

Katy Perry in the November issue of ’W.’
Photo: via ’W’

Va-va-VOOM! With Prism hot off the record presses, Katy Cats are getting a double-dose of their fearless queen today with a new series of photos from W magazine. Actually, seeing as how they snapped dual Katy Perry covers for the Special Edition “Global Style” issue, we’re really getting a ~triple~ dose of the provocative pop singer. Perry channels old-school screen-siren glamour on one cover, wearing a perforated white Chanel dress and Harry Winston diamond block earrings with a small stud diamond necklace (also by Winston). Oh, and her makeup? All COVERGIRL products for the brand’s newest face, ‘natch. (Though, on the second cover, she wears Michael Kors and Revlon.)

Katy Perry in the November issue of ’W.’
Photos: via ’W’

Perry tells the mag that as a young girl in Santa Barbara, her style icons were “Gwen Stefani, when she was in No Doubt, and then Shirley Manson in Garbage.” Despite being brought-up by the beach, she begin to gravitate towards her now-retired pin-up style shortly before moving to L.A. at 17 to pursue a career in music. “If I had five dollars, I’d go to the thrift stores … and get my vintage cardigans and pencil skirts. Thank God for the body,” she says, “because that ’40s look really worked on me.”

And it still does, as evidenced by the sultry photos inside W. Katy has us swooning over sweater weather in semi-sheer Woldford tights and an over-sized Michael Kors turtleneck knit in this season’s most perfect shade of pink. In another stunning shot (that’s a far cry from the plaid skirts and lioness prints she’s been rocking on the reg), Perry dons a mock-neck, cropped Ralph Lauren Collection sweater, a high-slit Altuzarra pencil skirt and a classic pair of Louis Vuitton pumps.

Wanna see inside snaps and read the full interview with our favorite preacher’s daughter-turned-pop singer? Check it all out here.

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