When it comes to fashion, Katy Perry is known as a “California Gurl” with a penchant for kitsch verging on cosplay—as likely to turn up at the Met Gala dressed in a chandelier as she is to cruise down a red carpet in a sequined Bob Mackie number. While on the ground in London for King Charles’s coronation, though, the hitmaker turned to Vivienne Westwood to create a custom wardrobe for her with a distinctly British edge.

Getting ready for the coronation at Westminster Abbey.

Robert Fairer

Having made a viral appearance at Westminster Abbey in a bespoke lilac suit paired with elbow-length gloves and jumbo-sized pearls on May 6, Perry leaned into the gilded mood of the overall coronation celebrations in a custom Vivienne Westwood gown while performing at the Coronation Concert. The corseted 18th-century silhouette, made using gold metallic leatherette, was designed to “exude baroque grandeur”, according to the brand. Specifically, the draping is inspired by a bridal look from the British house’s spring 2006 Gold Label collection.

Perry’s Coronation Concert look is based on a bridal gown from a 2006 Vivienne Westwood Gold Label collection.

Robert Fairer

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