Katy Perry in Oscar de la Renta at the AMAs: the best she’s ever looked?

Katy Perry

Katy Perry brought it at the AMAs in a playful Oscar de la Renta strapless gown. I love this dress on Katy! This reminds me a lot of what she wore several years ago when she was just hitting the airwaves. The black dress is quirky but still classic with white polka dots. The embroidered flowers are whimsical and flouncy but not too obnoxious. Katy carried an Olympia Le-Tan “Webster’s New World Dictionary” box clutch. At least it wasn’t a thesaurus. Check out her polka-dotted nails!

Katy Perry

Katy’s opening act drew a little bit of controversy because she dressed up in full geisha garb and makeup. She sang “Unconditionally,” which (coupled with this outfit) evokes the image of Madama Butterfly. Katy may not have throught this act though well enough.

For her red carpet look though, Katy was sophisticated but still young and funky. Her makeup looks pretty and not over the top like it sometimes does. And her hair? Absolutely gorgeous. She should wear it like this more often.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Kendall Jenner looked slightly uncomfortable in a white Keepsake top and skirt, but she did manage to work it for the cameras with the rear view. The dress is fine, and Kendall has the body to pull it off. She’s just a bit slouchy at this event. The sleek hair looks fantastic, and so does her makeup.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Kylie Jenner looked a dreadful mess in a Maiyet top and Giambatista Valli pants (credit to JustJared on the ID). Kylie is a cute girl, but this outfit seems like something she’d wear to the mall. I also can’t see her face because of all that shaggy hair. What a shame.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

Ke$ha looks bored as hell in a black Michael Costello gown. The dress itself is quite fun with one exposed leg and a little riding crop to match. Ke$ha’s rainbow-colored hair is likewise fitting for a pop star on the red carpet. Her expression completely ruins the effect. Wake up, girl!



Nicole Richie went for a Grecian goddess look in a flowing white Emilio Pucci dress with bold cutouts on the side. The cutouts make the dress interesting from the front, but the back view is a little bit much. Actually it’s mostly Nicole’s lower back tattoo that throws things off. From the front, she looks fantastic though. This is a very fun but dramatic look with chunky statment jewelry and a fringed bag to set things off. Nic’s hair and makeup are appropriate too.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Karen81 says:

    Perhaps but I am not a big Katy Perry fan so…..*shrugs shoulders*

  2. chapstick says:

    There is a residual cheesiness to anything that Katy Perry wears. Even when she goes for elegant, it ends up a tiny bit tacky.

  3. shellybean says:

    Katy’s hair looks beautiful. Kylie’s hair looks so bad. The bangs, the color, just no. And I actually think that Ke$ha looks fantastic.

  4. Dani2 says:

    Katy looks really great here, her performance was awful though – Sister Kathryn seems to have forgotten how to stay on key and she was out of breath just from walking across the stage.
    Kylie Jenner looks like someone else entirely, I had to do a double take to make sure that’s her. Kendall looks very basic here.
    Nicole looks good, not her best look because of the back but I love her so I will blindly stan for her okay? ;)

  5. MG says:

    I’m sure NR must have shown some crack at some point. How could she sit down?

  6. Maritza says:

    I love Katy Perry but the best part of the AMAs was Jlo’s tribute to Celia Cruz. Watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFnRQTzqXas

  7. Cristina says:

    Yes, Katy looked amazing. I love her outfit head2toe here. I’m surprised nothing bothers me:))

    I saw photos of Nicole Richie, but just from the front, and thought she looked great. But the back of the dress is awful…she needs to get that covered.

    Ke$ha must be working out like crazy lately. Her body is completely transformed since those infamous beach shots from last year. But yeah, her expression ruins her appearance.

  8. Isa says:

    Kylie looks like Katherine mcphee

  9. serena says:

    Is Kesha trying to be the next lady gaga? I’m sick of pop-stars with weird haircolours.. just stay as you are/were Kesha!

    Also Kylie Jenner looks like hell because of her bangs (I think).. so as Kaiser should say ‘bangs trauma!’ LOL.

  10. P.J. says:

    Wow. Katy looked STUNNING head to toe :D Her makeup and hair were understated (for her) and flawless! (Katy really is such a pretty girl but all of her usual her over the top-ness usually hides it.)

  11. Arlene says:

    My word! jLo was amazing!! And I never in my life though I would ever type such a thing. Fantastic performance.

  12. David99 says:

    Kendall Jenner is very pretty.

  13. Huh? says:

    Katy Perry always manages to trash out the most normal things. Polka Dot nails? Are you 14?

  14. Lark says:

    Katy Perry looked fab on the red carpet, but her routine was one big wtf to me. There was a good article on the WSJ journal that summed up the many RME moments… Ugh. I especially hated that insensitive pairing…the song was about unconditional love while playing a subservient Geisha girl (when not even wearing a effing kimono)…Way to play into those cultural stereotypes and appropriation, Boobs McGee! I honestly wonder if she is going to be around that much longer though. It’s not like acting, where they can fall back into TV or indies or C list cinema. Her fanbase skews pretty young, and she’s pushing 30 and trying to transition into a more adult audience but I don’t know if it’s happening…..and even Miley Cyrus had better vocals……Supposedly her album dropped off really quickly, and none of her songs are in the top ten of Itunes nor is her album…while Lorde is still in there chugging along. I think Rihanna and Taylor Swift (who is incredibly business savvy) will be around longer than Katy imo….and Lady Gaga will be some sort of cult figure who turns to Broadway. End rant lol.

    • Dani2 says:

      +1 to everything

      The geisha theme was the most unnecessary thing she could have done with that god-awful contemporary christian song, her vocals were as per usual, awful, she has no control over her voice whatsoever, she was out of breath just from walking. I wonder how she felt to see people like Ariana and Christina perform? A good singer can give a good performance regardless of where she is, and Katy consistently gives bad live performances. I almost WISH she’d lip-sync.

    • Tyler says:

      Katy could always fall back on songwriting. She can make a catchy tune. She has that advantage over Rihanna. Rihanna sings catchy songs but she doesn’t write them.

  15. Nev says:

    Kendall is HAPPENING.

    Nicole Ritchie is STUNNING and HAPPENING. best of the night.

  16. maria says:

    Why are people with no connection to the music industry attending this event (Jenners)? I thought maybe the two younger girls would try not to turn into their pathetic famewh0re sisters. Who needs high school, right?

  17. emmie_a says:

    Nicole Richie looks great. I don’t know how she moved around in that gown but it’s a good look for her.

    I saw Kendall on a few of the ‘worst dressed’ lists — but I think she looks good. Definitely not one of the worst dressed, that’s for sure.

  18. Laura says:

    How old is Kylie? She dresses like her older sisters.

  19. Enn says:

    Kendall looks like she wants to be anywhere but there.

  20. Happy21 says:

    Kendall Jenner (the one in the white) looks pretty but I dislike the outfit. I foresee a boob job in her future. She will want to fill out tops like her big sissies and she just doesn’t. She’s got it all except boobs. I am aware she is modeling but we’ll see how far that gets her.

    Katy Perry looks GORGEOUS here! So often I see her on the red carpet and I roll my eyes but this time I actually smiled. She looks so good and so very happy too :)

    Nicole Richie’s dress from the back looks freakin’ UGLY…nice tramp stamp… with her money I’d have been getting that thing removed.

    Kesha’s hair is AWFUL and she looks like she just smoked one.

    • CatJ says:

      Nicole was on “Ellen” recently, and told her she was having the tramp stamp removed.

    • Estella says:

      I think Kendall looks perfect as is. I was once her bust size and got implants circa 10 years ago. I regret augmenting my natural breasts. Her hair, face and outfit are also gorgeous and she reminds me of natural beauties from the 1970s.

      I agree that Richie’s dress is fabulous but she does not have the ass needed to fill out the back. I’d love to see that dress on Rihanna or any other cutie with a booty.

      Katy looks slightly tacky as usual and it bugs me that her ring isn’t a red flower to match her lipstick.

      K$sha is looking like Gaga more and more every day. She’s also lost a bunch of weight – hopefully with diet and/or exercise. Her body definitely has improved but not much can be done for that face.

      So much black and white at events right now. Is color out? Do the Kardashians and Kanye have that much influence over fashion or is this lack of color on the runways?

      • Nina W says:

        Kendall is very pretty and has a lovely figure as is. I hope she doesn’t go under the knife. That said she looks very uncomfortable in these images, she’s not selling this look and if this is a sample of her modeling skills her career will be short lived.

  21. Jayna says:

    I think Katy’s performance was bad because of her vocals, but I thought she was the most striking on the red carpet. Very beautiful.

  22. Jayna says:

    It looks like Kendall has had her lips done. I think she’s trying to look like that Blurred Lines girl. She has wide-spaced eyes like her and went out and got her lips.

  23. Thinkaboutit says:

    Nicole Richie is absolutely everything in that gown. Pure perfection, and even the back works since this is a rock n roll kind of event.

  24. Leila In Wunderland says:

    Kendall Jenner looks amazing. Katy Perry looks boring.

  25. Claudia says:

    I am a huge fan of feminine floral and polka-dot prints (and the silhouette of the dress), so I absolutely love Katy’s look from head-to-toe. Her hair and makeup are perfect, and the clutch is super cute (mostly because I love the pop of color so much). I’m very blah on everyone else in this post, although Ke$ha looks nice too (ditto the zombie expression ruining it, though).

    Also, I didn’t know Nicole Richie had a tramp stamp! It looks so tacky. She should get it lasered.

  26. Mean Hannah says:

    It’s interesting to see here, after all the outrage thrown at Miley for cultural appropriation, etc., only one or two WTFs at Katy Perry for her opening number. Is it because this was mostly a fashion post? Or is it because what she did is not considered too offensive? I mean, it went perfectly with unconditional love, I guess.

  27. Dena says:

    Glad to see Celia recognized with the tribute. I have seen her in a live performance and it was amazing. Azucar!!!! Celia would have loved the energy J. Lo brought to that performance. (She should probably do more songs in Spanish and/more with a Carribean (Afro-Carribean /Latin groove).

    Thought all the ladies looked fine.

  28. Mabs says:

    Ke$ha had a big fat blunt before hitting the red carpet.

  29. SuSu says:

    Her ‘asian’ performance was bad….and was full of silly stereotypes. Funny that Katy gets away with this bulls-t… while others…

  30. Ai says:

    KP’s performance is a no no. I cringed and was embarrassed for her. Kudo to many of knowledgeable people here that she was mixing so many Asian and more elements into a ‘geisha’ look that makes it totally a joke – like that dress is not a kimono. If you are gonna pay tribute to a culture that you love [she says she loves Japan...], you should think and put more effort to make sure that your sentiments are conveyed. It just came across ignorant more like a fetish portrayal more than anything…

  31. lucy2 says:

    I like Katy’s red carpet look.
    Is Kendall the one who is supposed to be a model? She looks very uncomfortable here.

  32. BubblezB says:

    I know you think Nicole is just ‘Healthy’ and we shouldn’t criticize her weight loss. But she is a young woman with two babies. She shouldn’t have a sunken neck and wrinkled side arm, there should be the young youthful fat in these locations that older women strive for. She looks sickly and I don’t agree with the statements of her looking ‘normal’.

  33. Naddie says:

    Katy is stunning, her second best look ever; surprisingly, Kesha looks awesome, despite the dope face (and I don’t like her at all).

  34. Itwillrain says:

    Nicole looks anorexic again, period. She looks disgustingly emaciated from the back and I can’t believe the compliments either. If Jlo sounded good, then she was undoubtedly lip synching the whole thing, so don’t be so quick to give her props for that.

  35. MisJes says:

    Sigh. My problem with Katy is she is always cake-faced. It’s too heavy! I feel like I’m suffocating just looking at her face.