WHERE & WHEN: Killer Queen by Katy Perry NYC fragrance launch on May 2, 2013.
WEARING: Thom Browne dress, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet shoes, and jewelry from Chopard, Fenton-Fallon, Lorraine Schwartz & David Yurman.
MY VERDICT: While in New York City preparing for the annual MET Ball this upcoming Monday, Katy took the opportunity to promote her new fragrance “Killer Queen”. I can’t say that I’m surprised that the “Wide Awake” singer grabbed some inspiration from Marie Antoinette for her sneak preview event at the James B. Duke Mansion. Katy took a seat at her royal gold and crimson throne as she showed off a ‘killer’ red and white gingham strapless corset gown by Thom Browne, from the Fall 2013 collection, which featured a gorgeous rosette pattern that was complimented by eye-catching oversize beaded roses. I love the exaggerated detail at the hips, but it was really the glamorous raven ringlets and ruby accented jewelry that set the whole look off. There’s an element of ‘punk’ in this look that’s to the point of me wondering why she didn’t save this dress for the gala next week.
Katy finished with a pink-rose lip color and black “Dover” kid suede pumps by Alice + Olivia.