All eyes were on Katy Perry when she stepped out in a red-hot dress for MAGIC Las Vegas held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday.
The award-winning singer was featured as the opening keynote speaker at the bi-annual fashion trade event, where she talked about her shoe line, Katy Perry Collection, her Las Vegas residency, and her creative inspiration.
Katy Perry talks about her eponymous footwear collection at the 2022 MAGIC Las Vegas on August 9, 2022 (Credit: INSTARimages / Cover Images)
Showing off some flesh, the American Idol judge was hard to ignore in the flirty red frock from LA-based label Cult Gaia. She selected the $498 “Salima” tape yarn knit dress, which features midriff-baring cutouts and an open back.
Available at Revolve, it also has a halter-style bodice with a knot at the waist and removable voluminous long sleeves that are attached to the brushed brass choker, which serves as the dress’ neckline.
Rounding out its quirky design were the ribbed cuffs and form-fitting mid-length skirt.
Katy Perry flashes the flesh in Cult Gaia bright red tape yarn knit cutout dress (Credit: Michael Simon / startraksphoto / Cover Images)
The Roar hitmaker styled her already striking ensemble with minimal jewelry, wearing just a pair of chunky gold earrings and a matching ring. Noticeably missing was her engagement ring from her fiancé Orlando Bloom.
As for her glam look, Taylor Schilling’s lookalike coiffed her dark tresses into a chic updo with face-framing wisps.
She then applied a swipe of bold red lip color to match her show-stopping dress and added smokey eyeshadow, mascara, and a sweep of blush on her cheeks.
Katy Perry wears her dark tresses in a chic updo and matches her red lipstick with her flirty dress (Credit: INSTARimages / Cover Images)
While her dress commanded attention, her choice of footwear stole the spotlight.
Katy Perry completes her head-to-toe red ensemble with clear strappy sandals with quirky mushroom heels (Credit: INSTARimages / Cover Images)
The Dark Horse singer later presented her Spring 2023 footwear collection at PROJECT.
Katy Perry showcases her new Katy Perry Collections Spring 2023 footwear collection (Credit: Michael Simon / startraksphoto / Cover Images)
Katy Perry on Buying Back Her Own Shoe Brand
The 37-year-old singer’s namesake brand was launched in 2017. It was co-owned and operated by the US arm of apparel manufacturer and brand owner Global Brands Group for five years.
After learning that GBG USA Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2021, Katy Perry decided to buy the Katy Perry Collections footwear label outright from GBG.
“We got a call, and I had to buy it in a week,” she said at the event. “I took about four to five people at Global Brands Group, and I just bought all the stock. We did some sales and then we started working on the next collection.”
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In a phone interview with Footwear News last March, Perry said she “was faced with the choices of fading away into obscurity with this line that I have worked so hard on for five years and that is just kind of coming out of its infancy and finding its strengths. Or just leveling up.”
“I just decided to take complete ownership and level up, find great partners, develop my team, and put to practice all of the education I have learned—and just be that CEO boss b*tch that I want to be.”