Katy Perry Becomes A Human Prism For Her 2013 MTV EMA Performance

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Katy Perry performing at the 2013 EMAs in Amsterdam.
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Katy Perry's 2013 MTV EMA performance of "Unconditionally" included two looks: human maypole and suit of mirrors. Katy kicked off the performance covered in strips of purple, blue, and pink cloth, which the dancers below her intertwined. The result was, essentially, a brightly colored cocoon. Katy then shed the cocoon to emerge as a mirror-encrusted butterfly, and once she was free of acting as the pole for the #latepass May Day celebrants below her, she began floating through Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, reflecting light.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry performing at the 2013 EMAs in Amsterdam.
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You've seen how Kanye's been wearing a mirrored Maison Martin Margiela mask under sharp, pointed lights on his Yeezus tour, right? Well, KP seems to have taken a page from her "E.T." collaborator's book and amplified it by, like, a million. If this light refraction (haiii 11th grade physics!) is a new trend, we're into it cause A.) we're magpies and B.) it's really pretty.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry performing at the 2013 EMAs in Amsterdam.
Photo: Getty Images

Katy eventually floated her way into the center of a Prism, where she turned into a ball of light and, as she promised on Twitter, made the audience shine.

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