Katy Perry is ELLE’s ‘Woman of the Year’ in Vivienne Westwood: funky or fug?

Katy Perry

Katy Perry led the subpack at last night’s Elle Style Awards ceremony. Katy won Elle’s Woman of the Year award, and she’s the only one, out of the group covered in this post, who actually tried to bring it. Did she succeed? We shall see. Katy wore Vivienne Westwood Gold Label, and I find it hard to diss any Westwood dress. Westwood is one of my favorite designers, but here, the dress comes up slightly short in comparison to most Westwood designs.

Don’t let me overstate the negative. I do dig this dress a lot. The fabric is sumptuous, and the rose print is fun and quirky without being obnoxious. What messes things up is Katy’s hair. She’s obviously wearing a wig. In two weeks, Katy’s hair will be much longer, but that will be a wig too. I do like Katy’s silver shoes, and her makeup looks slightly more natural than usual. Such a shame that the wig makes her look two decades older than her true age.

Katy Perry

Check out this closeup view of Katy playing the engagement ring game again. She already pulled this stunt on Valentine’s Day. Then sources confirmed to Us Weekly that there is no engagement. Nice ring.


Jessie J chose a fuschia Tom Ford mini dress and dominatrix-styled boots that looked like they were ripped straight from the Contempo Casuals racks. This dress highlights her amazing body, but that trait isn’t necessary for a style show. Jessie J has also gone in for some extensions too. Wasn’t her head completely shaved only a year ago?

Jessie J

Suki Waterhouse is tired, y’all. She’s been shuttling between the BAFTAs and London Fashion week. Suki was named Model of the Year and wore Burberry Prorsum. Earlier this week, she strutted down the Burberry catwalk and showed off her bum while Bradley Cooper enthusiastically chatted up Anna Wintour. Hmm.

Suki Waterhouse

Pharrell Williams left his crazy mountie hats at home, and he forgot his socks too. His wife, Helen Lasichanh, is much more interesting. She changed up her hair and looks cute in hot pink. Pharrell looks like he thought too much about his shiny, seaweed-green pants.

Pharrell Williams

Kylie Minogue went with the always reliable little black dress. She’s preparing to release a new album, Kiss Me Once, on March 18.

Kylie Minogue

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. QQ says:

    She is so fucking Corny… She looks like if someone in project Runway gave Betty Rubble a makeover from her blue dress… UGH!

  2. lucy2 says:

    That wig is awful! And that dress is far too low cut for someone with her chest size, it looks terrible.
    Contempo Casual? Those boots look like they’re from the Streetwalker Collection. Yikes.

  3. Falula says:

    To reference another story of today, she looks older than Sharon Stone here.

  4. MrsBPitt says:

    Katy Perry looks like a 1950′s housewife…

  5. AG-UK says:

    Suki in her go to pose (mouth slighly opened vacant expression) Model of the year. good lord.

    • Erinn says:

      This whole post is like the try-hard olympics. The photos are painful.

    • harpreet says:

      I don’t get her appeal, what is it with the UK drooling over models with posh backgrounds (Suki, Georgia May Jagger and Cara)?

      Malaika Firth and Neelam Johal are both gorgeous as well, but aren’t sought after as much.

      Also, her and Bradley’s relationship, that is a whole ‘nother story….

    • Daisy says:

      Suki looks pathetic posing like that

    • gg says:

      I really do not get her appeal either. She isn’t remotely attractive to me.

  6. Helen says:

    Jessie J is actually wearing a wig, I think I saw that on Daily Mail. She still has very short hair. :)

  7. Kali says:

    Katy dear, please leave the fringe for those of us who actually need them. Like me and my giant weird shaped face :P

    Legit question, do you think Pharrell and his wife just lounge about the house talking about how gorgeous they are and how they can pull off (nearly) everything (Arby’s hat excluded)? Because I would if I were them. I don’t know if I could do anything else.

    • Sullivan says:

      Right? They are gorgeous. And interesting.

      • Kali says:

        Any man who can pull off those pants the way Pharrell currently is needs to be studied scientifically to help improve the rest of the human race. His wife is just fabulous as well. The suit? That glorious colour? Totally in love.

    • gg says:

      Arby’s hat! lmao. I saw him on the Beatles thing wearing it and kept asking myself what it reminded me of and I came up empty but you nailed it.

      wait – didn’t Walter Brennan wear one of those on The Real McCoys?

  8. AlmondJoy says:

    Her dress looks so sloppy! The shoes are amazing though.

  9. Stef Leppard says:

    Katy looks hideous from head to toe.
    Pharrell’s wife looks amazing.
    Suki always has the worst hair!!

  10. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I seem to be alone here, but I love KP’s dress, and think it looks great on her body. Hate her hair and styling, though. It could have been so adorable.

  11. Bex says:

    Love the Pharrels! I like the pants.

    Katy just bores the hell out of me even if she is in Westwood. Boobs. Yawn.

    • lylaooo says:

      i love him too !! i follow him on instagram and he took a word on one of his fans and put in a song, and he gave her the shout out. so sweeetttt !! also.. i didn´t knew he is merried.

  12. feebee says:

    I like KP’s dress but not so much the side look. The underarm/boob view looks wrong. The hot pink is a good look but Kylie’s LBD isn’t a win – that massive bow?

  13. AlmondJoy says:

    Oh and I forgot to say that she looks FUNKY and FUG at the same time!

    I’ve had a crush on Pharell since the 90s and he can do no wrong in my eyes.. he can wear shiny green pants and Smoky The Bear hats if he wants ;-)

  14. NeNe says:

    I think she looks horrible. I cannot stand her or her music.

  15. cro-girl says:

    Not a good look. I like her dress but I don’t think it suits her figure. It needs to be on someone long and lithe and that’s just not Katy Perry… not that her body isn’t amazing. The hair and makeup are just not right and wouldnt be right on anyone.

  16. Cristina says:

    Katy’s hair is a mess! Especially the bangs. I don’t understand how, with all her money and style team, she can step on the red carpet with that chopped hair style.

    I love Pharrell’s lady here. That suit is amazing and she rocks it.

    As much as I love Kylie, her LBD is boring.

  17. MonicaQ says:

    Speaking as a 38 F, sometimes ain’t jack and squat you can do about your chi-chis. You just soldier on, try to find something that fits, and hope to god that you show *just* enough boob that you’re comfortable with but not so much that here comes the Body Police calling you a skank.

    • Kiddo says:

      When you have mega bucks, tailors and designers at your disposal, I think you have more of an opportunity to get it right.

    • blue marie says:

      I feel for you Monica, I’m ready to chop my boobs in half with a DD.
      As for Katy, she looks like she’s trying to be sexy but she comes off looking like a budget Christina Hendricks. I can’t decide which is worse, the dress or the hair.

      • MonicaQ says:

        The hair. Ugh. It’s kinda ratty looking. I don’t know if that’s in now because of that show “Girls” or what. The dress looks like grandma’s curtains but I love my grandma so there you go.

        If I could give boob away, I would. I went to play trumpet at a friend’s church, thought I had a fairly conservative dress…until I put it on. It was a mad scramble to find a camie at Wal-mart an hour before service.

  18. Kiddo says:

    I like Katy’s look, it’s retro without being twee. I even like the hair. That said, the tailoring or sizing is bad. The dress is torturing her breasts, and it would have looked better if they were gently held up by the dress instead of being squished in and flattened in order to pop ‘em up. She puts too much emphasis on demonstrating size instead of flattering her form.

    Okay, shoot me, I watch too much TCM.

  19. Allie says:

    I CANNOT stand Suki’s vacant expression with the mouth open look. That’s all she does. I do not understand how people take that seriously. I would be laughed off Facebook or Instagram if that’s how I looked in all my pictures.

  20. Mandy says:

    Katy looks like a bad version of Elizabeth Taylor here, no??

  21. Sunlily says:

    From head to toe; no. No Katy, you are not Dita, baby. _ _ _ Here are several seats, please sit in each of them and contemplate that hair and dress. I mean sit your ass in all of them and repent!! Jesse J just looks rough.

  22. snakecharmer says:

    her bodys hot, no doubt. love her figure. her hair and makeup is never on point. her beauty could be much greater with some tweaks to her “look”.

  23. jojo says:

    every time i see Katy Perry i wonder what she would be doing if not for her mammary glands. She’s average in just about every way, voice, looks (with or without makeup), etc. Her main marketting point is to hike up the boobs and pop them out as much as possible to detract peoples eyes from her face/voice/other body parts…

    • Daisy says:

      She’d get implants probs

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I am not a fan of hers either. I think her face isn’t her best feature at all, and this hair style makes that really clear. She looks like Rachel Griffiths in Blow, when they tried to make her look old enough to play Johnny Depp’s mom.

    • whateveryouwantittobe says:

      Didn’t she give an interview a while ago saying she doesn’t need to bring the boobs out all the time, well apparently that was a load of crap. This ‘Woman of the Year’ business makes me cringe, what?? I guess it’s only Elle and not a Nobel Prize but Jesus Lord have mercy Uncle Jesse!

  24. Daisy says:

    What’s with the hair tonight? All of them have hideous hair (exception Pharrel’s lady)

  25. Dani says:

    I want Pharell’s pants. Looks like something Zara would sell in the fall. Suki is blech. Not pretty. Don’t get her appeal.

  26. silly you says:

    katy perry is someone’s woman of the year? i’m just going to let that sit there for a minute…

  27. Vivian says:

    Wow, for once Katy Perrys smoke and mirrors team took a day off. Boobs arent everything Katy, focus on something else

  28. Quinn says:

    Katy Perry’s machine should get a medal for somehow fooling the masses into believing she is hot and interesting. She is neither.

  29. Rockymtnprincess says:

    I saw this and my first thoughts were…Please be a wig, please be a wig, please be a wig. After I got over the hair shock I realized the my first thought should have been WHY? Woman of the year???She pulled off the French lip synching fiasco graciously (I saw zero coverage on it here in the states). Her music isn’t helping the world…she and her beaux helped out some strippers on their slow day recently but what else has she done?

  30. Jackie says:

    Okay, how has no one mentioned how stoned Katy looks in these pictures?! Seriously, that’s why I clicked on this story. Because Katy looks higher than a firework in the header and the photos that follow back up my hypothesis. I don’t know, y’all. She really looks WIGGED out. Maybe that’s whats throwing me off, that mop on her head…

    • deehunny says:

      I just did a word search for high to comment also. She looks completely blitzed. Probably a combo of weed and alcohol. Who knows.

      The girl underneath her with the crazy yet covetable boots also looks high as a kite.

  31. happyfeet says:

    In the words of In Living Color’s Men on Film -Hated it!!!! Snap…snap…
    Katy’s hair looks like roadkill.
    Mama Pharrell I mean Wifey Pharrel looks a little husky like a man.
    And the rest of them are…I don’t know.
    How did Katy get this award/Elle accolade?? She doesn’t really do much aside from talking about her boobs and roaring about John Mayer.

  32. GIRLFACE says:

    Wow she looks like a 55 year old hungover Las Vegas lounge singer from 1956.

  33. Meggin says:

    Katy’s hair is terrible. Does she have a stylist? She picks out some awful outfits

  34. Billy Jean Bravo says:

    Why is Katie wearing my great gran’s living room drapes?

  35. DrFunkenstein says:

    Man, whoever sold her on this new hair idea did not do her any favors. And I’m pretty sure Grandma wants her curtains back.