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Katy Perry, Mariah Carey Celebrate 'Harper's Bazaar' Icons

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Katy Perry

The chart-topping musicians partied with a chic crowd that included Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Gigi Hadid and Michelle Rodriguez at the Plaza Hotel on Wednesday night.

It was Katy Perry the crowd was screaming for at the Harper's Bazaar ICONS event on Wednesday night at the Plaza, but the hotel ballroom was filled with near-icons of its own.

Kiernan Shipka, Kate Upton, Michelle Rodriguez, Jaden Smith, Rita Ora and Rachel Zoe filled the jam-packed room dressed in fantasy inspired black-tie to celebrate the second ICONS portfolio by Carine Roitfeld and legendary visual artist Jean-Paul Goude. During the soiree, the crowd listened to the pop singer belt out acoustic songs, including "Roar," "Firework," "Teenage Dream," "Dark Horse," and "I Kissed A Girl."

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This year's portfolio of icons recognized by the magazine included Jessica Chastain, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Lucky Blue, Oprah and Mariah Carey (who attended the event and watched Perry from a balcony). But some of the guests declared their own icons.

Manolo Blahnik told Pret-a-Reporter, "nowadays I have a weakness for Rihanna," while the newly engaged DJ Hannah Bronfman ("I was totally shocked" by music manager Brendan Fallis' proposal) said her icon is Iman and Hailey Baldwin said Gisele.

In the crowded ballroom of hundreds, Baldwin, who just made her runway debut at Tommy Hilfiger's show on Monday, hung close to her model gal pals Gigi and Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner (whose white dress showed a glimpse of a nipple ring). In fact, Jenner has been staying with Baldwin throughout the course of fashion week, she informed us, "and I barely even see her!" due to the models' busy schedules.

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"We're normal people," Baldwin insisted. "We go to the movies; we go out to eat. We still like to have fun! We're still teenagers." Yes, but with six-figure modeling contracts in couture dresses.

 

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