Katy Perry at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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When Katy Perry and the Grammys come together, we expect jaw-droppingly amazing results. So we’ve been anxiously waiting all evening to see just what the headlining nominee would be wearing when she stepped onto the edgiest red carpet of awards season. Welp, we are proud to report that Katy did NOT let us down this year, wowing the crowds with her brilliant white Valentino gown embroidered with musical notes from the waist down.
You may remember this unique piece from Valentino’s Spring 2014 collection, when it debuted three days ago at Paris Couture Week. THREE DAYS, people! Something tells us Katy has a personal stylist with some pretty sweet connections. The classic-meets-quirky attitude of the dress had us smiling when we first saw it, but we love it infinitely more on this most musical of nights.
All in all, it’s one of the loveliest dresses from all of Katy’s Grammys appearances to date. The crisscrossing tulle bodice has an almost bridal feel to it, while the pattern-on-sheer trend at the bottom is the stuff fairy-tale dreams are made of. (Fun fact: The featured notes come straight from “La Traviata,” a tragically gorgeous Verdi opera. It’s supa classy, is what we’re getting at.) Katy stayed true to her theatrical character as she rounded up her look with a voluminous ballerina bun and bedazzled chandelier earrings.
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