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It’s a fashion touchdown! Pop princess Katy Perry took to the stage during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in Glendale, Ariz., revealing her highly anticipated wardrobe designed by Moschino creative director and Perry’s longtime friend Jeremy Scott.
Embracing her signature, over-the-top style, Perry, 30, tore down the house in four different looks, each inspired by one of the artist’s hit songs. Taking the stage for a 12-minute set featuring a mashup of the artist’s most recognizable hits, Perry made her fiery debut with “Roar.” Riding through the stadium atop a giant metal lion, Perry sported a matching gold miniskirt and top emblazoned with yellow, orange and red flames that rose from her shoulders like wings.
Perry stuck with the outfit for “Dark Horse” and “I Kissed a Girl,” rocking out with guest performer Lenny Kravitz during the latter, before switching into a playful beach ball-inspired skirt and bustier for “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls,” during which she was joined onstage by a myriad of bikini-clad backup dancers and dancing shark puppets.
Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliott also joined the pop star for a surprise rendition of her songs “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It” and “Lose Control,” during which Perry donned a crystal-covered football jersey-inspired dress embellished with the number 49 (in reference to this being the 49th Super Bowl).
The 12-minute performance culminated with Perry’s explosive hit “Firework,” during which the artist rose above the football field on a platform suspended below a comet that traveled through the stadium. Keeping with the celestial theme, the chart-topper wore a sparkling off-the-shoulder silver Moschino gown covered in 3D stars for the grand finale (accompanied by a fireworks display, natch).
Perry’s backup performers sported an array of eccentric looks created by Emmy-winning costume designer Marina Toybina, who also conceptualized and created the off-the-wall outfits for the backup dancers on Perry’s Prismatic world tour.
Designer Jeremy Scott, who was on hand for the event, tweeted during the show, “So proud of my Cali girl right now !!! #touchdown,” accompanied by a photo of the pair backstage. On Saturday, he also posted, “Making final preparations on @katyperry Super Bowl costumes. All I can say is that I promise her costumes will be fully inflated ! ! !” making reference to the “Deflategate” controversy in which the New England Patriots were accused of using underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 18.
At the Daily Front Row’s inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Jan. 23, Scott hinted to Pret-a-Reporter at what was to come for Perry’s halftime show look. “I can only tell you, you can expect the unexpected,” he said. “It’s going to be fun and iconic.” Mission accomplished.
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