For the occasion, the infamously edgy Katy Perry
left her American flag bustier and cat ears at home and went with a
demure strapless Giambattista Valli gown with branch detailing at the
waist. Her ebony hair was side parted in cascading waves. Her arms
looked Michelle-Obama caliber AMAZING. (Take that, John Mayer.)
This playing-by-the-fashion-rules vibe made her almost unrecognizable, in fact. Has Katy ever met an event she didn't try to upend in some cheeky way? This is the same girl who made blue hair chic and who can pull off a bra made of film canisters.
But look closely at a head-to-toe photo like this one of Katy Perry at the White House and you'll see that her inner rebel was in fact in attendance.
Now, it may have only been visible when the flashbulbs were flashing.
(Note to anyone attending such an event, always take a flash photo of
yourself in the mirror before you leave your house.) Or it could have
been a deliberate there-for-everyone-to-see wardrobe malfunction that
lasted all night long.
Katy does not seem the least bit bothered by it, however. She's made
no statement about the reveal. Maybe because given the way celebrities
have been dressing of late, showing an inch of underwear on the red
carpet is not so embarrassing. I mean, honestly, side boob is everywhere. Nipples are poking out constantly. Underwear, according to stars like Gwyenth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway, is positively optional.
I hope Katy doesn't get any flack for this because, compared to her peers, the soon-to-be star of The Smurfs 2 is a class act.
| The Stir