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The ELLE circus traveled from New York to Los Angeles for this month’s cover shoot with pop powerhouse Katy Perry. When Perry arrived on set, she tweeted, “Just walked into what could become my favorite magazine spread ever @ a movie set.”
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Nothing overwhelms the new Mrs. Russell Brand, not even a Shanghai-inspired, custom-built tent staffed with clowns, trapeze artists and a camel.
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The day’s soundtrack started with Florence + the Machine’s “Rabbit Heart” and London band the XX’s “Crystalised,” but soon Perry was ready to switch gears; her iPod picks included Marilyn Monroe classics that echoed across the set.
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The singer turned up the rapture in Oscar de la Renta’s marabou-embellished dress, a shimmering leopard-print by Blumarine, and a flirty romper by UK-based designer Pamela Hogg.
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Our favorite firework joined the fun, shedding her own cosmic blue Christopher Kane dress, black leggings and black leather Zac Posen jacket to get into character as a 1920s circus performer decked out in Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre and Louis Vuitton.
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Here she is at the launch of her fragrance, Purr, wearing one of the season's hottest trends: violet.
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Perry knows how to put on a fashion show. Here she is performing at the Victoria's Secret fashion show.
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She's known for her outrageous fashion risks but here she keeps it demure.
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Just another typical day, her casual style for out-and-about is a mashup of uptown/downtown chic. Here she borrows a cue from Elvis as well.
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The bombshell kept mum about her hubby but revealed during a cupcake break -- she requested red velvet -- who she was planning to bring to February’s Grammys: her grandma.
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For this year's Grammy awards, Katy stepped up her style and walked the red carpet in a custom-made Giorgio Armani gown.
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Perhaps it was her newlywed status (and the fact that it was the day before Valentine's Day) that inspired the pop star to wear a sparkly heart-shaped dress for her Grammy performance.
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Again sporting one of spring's hottest colors, Perry also managed to match her dress to her perfume bottle and the decor.
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We're not sure why the singer added a sombrero to her party ensemble, but we have to admit she looks adorable.
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At Clive Davis' legendary annual pre-Grammy bash, Perry was overheard saying she felt overdressed in her shimmering mermaid gown. Overdressed perhaps, but stunning nonetheless.