Katy Perry is back, bringing her brand of 21st-century pop-rock to Houston Friday night. Before she sweeps the city off its collective feet, it’s worth revisiting some touchstones that helped her make her mark.
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Katy Perry’s Influence on Dolce&Gabbana
Katy Perry is showcasing her acting talents in a new Dolce & Gabbana’s Devotion perfume commercial. The “Teenage Dream” singer with Italian actor Michele Morrone appears in the spot.
She carries herself like royalty and sports a gorgeous dress that features hand-sewn bronze, gold, and turquoise mosaics. Sparkling Tacori statement jewels and a charming Judith Leiber crystal minaudiere completed her elegant look.
The ad’s cinematic journey showcases Italy’s picturesque landscapes and vibrant communities. With the scent’s sacred heart emblem featured on the bottle, the ad perfectly embodies its name.
In the video, she floats on a boat, enjoying the sea breeze and sights around her. She even dances with a handsome man on the deck while the waves crash against nearby cliffs. The ad is an excellent opportunity for Perry to flex her acting muscles, especially since she wants to do more film projects. She recently starred in a re-imagined version of the musical “Oklahoma!” with John Legend.
Katy Perry’s Style
Katy Perry exploded on the music scene in 2008 with an equally whimsical and over-the-top style. From electric blue wigs to cupcake bras, she embraced her pinup princess image with an instantly recognizable aesthetic.
As she evolved, her musical content began to reflect a more profound message of self-love. Her songs still showcased a playful, sexy vibe but were more refined.
In 2013, her Prism album steered away from the party girl themes of her first two releases and encouraged her listeners to embrace their power. The singer’s personal growth mirrored that evolution in her wardrobe, which shifted to healing vibes and vintage-inspired pieces.
For her role on American Idol, Perry embraced different silhouettes for the talent show. She was seen in a western-inspired outfit that included a cropped faux leather jacket from Acne Studios, a snakeskin-effect vegan leather skirt by Raisa Vanessa, and a pair of brown heels from Paco Rabanne.
Katy Perry’s Impact on the 2010s
Katy Perry is one of the most recognizable faces of pop culture in the 2010s. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, TV judge, businesswoman, and philanthropist who has received multiple accolades for her work.
With hits like “I Kissed A Girl” and “Hot N Cold,” Perry piqued the interest of many with her racy, flirtatious tunes. Then, her second album, Teenage Dream, made history by being the first album on Billboard’s Hot 100 to have five number-one singles from the same album.
She followed it up with her 2013 album Prism, which saw similar success. Her foremothers, like Alanis Morissette, Gwen Stefani, and the reigning Queen of Pop, Madonna, influenced her girl-power spirit. In addition to her countless musical successes, Perry is also known as an advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Katy Perry’s Influence on Today’s Music
Katy Perry has been making headlines lately for her sartorial style and for filming an upcoming Dolce & Gabbana commercial in Capri, Italy. The “Roar” singer looked glamorous in a black floral bralette and mini skirt by the Italian fashion house while riding a stylish speedboat. She accessorized her look with Judith Leiber crystal minaudiere earrings and strappy red pumps.
Despite her unsuccessful efforts to break into mainstream music, Katy Perry eventually made a splash with the release of her debut album, One of the Boys. The album showcased a mix of Alanis Morrissette-worship, Pulp-style stutters, and airy No Doubt vocal hooks.
Perry’s sophomore effort, Teenage Dream, continued to build on her growing fan base. The album spawned five number-one singles, including the anthem, California Gurls. With her third album, Prism, Katy Perry moved away from the party girl themes of her first two albums and focused on spreading messages of self-love and empowerment.