Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Music Video: Look By Look

A still from Katy Perry’s ’Dark Horse’ video.
Photo: Capitol Music

It’s finally here! After a week of anticipation, including a live performance of the song, the video for “Dark Horse” just dropped, and it’s everything Katy Perry promised it would be. Bright colors, a cruel queen, ancient Egypt (kinda), major eyeliner! And, of course, there are multiple outfit changes. There’s no time to waste, so let’s take a look at all of Katy’s outfits NOW.

A still from Katy Perry’s ’Dark Horse’ video.
Photo: Capitol Music

The video opens with Katy decked out in head-to-toe white. She’s wearing a billowy white Versace dress with chest cut-outs, so, hi, she’s a cool queen. Her Lynn Ban gold bracelet and serpentine anklet match the gold embellishments on her dress and the cap toe of her Manolo Blahnik heels complement the silvery white of her wig—the entire look is very matchy-matchy.

A still from Katy Perry’s ’Dark Horse’ video.
Photo: Capitol Music

Her beauty game is also totally in sync (not *NSync), with her bright blue nails matching her eye shadow and the hieroglyphic designs spray-painted on her hair. Also, painting your hair is maybe the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s a new canvas, an untapped market! If anyone needs me, I’ll be cutting out stencils for my hair for the rest of the day.

A still from Katy Perry’s ’Dark Horse’ video.
Photo: Capitol Music

Katy then appears in the outfit we saw in the teaser. The dress, which is long-sleeved with a casino pa natet geometric-print bodice cascading into a sheer skirt, was designed by Nicolas Jebran, who also designed her neon Brits performance outfit. It’s the accessories that really finish off this throned Katy Patra look, though: a Lanvin necklace, more Lynn Ban baubles, a custom cobra headpiece, and of course, that grill (designed and conceived by Johnny Wujek and custom made by Dr. Dorfman Beverly Hills with one million dollars worth of diamonds). Even still, it’s kinda hard to focus on what she’s wearing, TBH, because Tobias Funke has cloned himself and is hanging out with Egyptian cats behind her.

A still from Katy Perry’s ’Dark Horse’ video.
Photo: Capitol Music

Suddenly, Katy has lost all her clothes and is totally silver. She seems to have become part of a statue and has picked up some gold heels and long platinum hair along the way. There’s also a gilded snake coiled around her, but she doesn’t seem worried about it, so we shouldn’t freak out either, I guess.

A still from Katy Perry’s ’Dark Horse’ video.
Photo: Capitol Music

New hurr, don’t curr! Katy maintains her bob from the preview (also, IRL these days), but it’s lighter, sleeker, and the bangs have more studs. Yeah, NBD, her HAIR IS STUDDED. Two genius hair upgrades in one video is too much, Katy. The people can’t handle it. She’s also changed into an ornate gold body piece by Furne One for Amato Haute Couture, which would not be easy/comfortable/a good idea to sleep in.

A still from Katy Perry’s ’Dark Horse’ video.
Photo: Capitol Music

Moments later, her hair stays the same, but she swaps into an outfit that lets her ~move~ around Juicy J: a pleated gold chain mail Maggie Barry skirt with customized by Wujek and Silvia’s Costumes and a pair of sneakers. She pulls a few moves from her Grammys performance and then throws in a split.

A still from Katy Perry’s ’Dark Horse’ video.
Photo: Capitol Music

For her final look, Katy becomes yellow-blonde, puts on a beaded Lynn Ban head-thong, and changes into a skirt, crop top, and very elaborate dickie—an outfit conceived and designed by Wujek and built by Silvia’s Costumes in L.A. KP has traveled to the top of a pyramid, which appears to have lost its point, because that would be uncomfortable to stand on for Queen Katy Patra.

A still from Katy Perry’s ’Dark Horse’ video.
Photo: Capitol Music

She pulls of some magic and sprouts wings—a Wujek x ShowFX collaboration. Were they hiding within her the entire time? Is she Isis? Or is she a phoenix? Should this song be called “Colorful Phoenix” instead of “Dark Horse”? There are no horses anywhere, BTW.

Watch the entire thing for yourself, below! Keep your eye out for a very cute dog (hint: it’s the one without the human head).

WATCH KATY PERRY’S ’DARK HORSE’ VIDEO!’

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