This Is What Katy Perry's Stylist Predicts We'll See on the Oscars Red Carpet
Johnny Wujek, the genius behind the singer's colorful ensembles, talks shoes for Sunday's award show and the next big trend in footwear.
When it comes to dressing Katy Perry and Kate Mara, power stylist Johnny Wujek (No. 19 on THR's Top 25 Power Stylist) knows how to create memorable red-carpet moments for his A-list clients. At the Dr. Scholls/Sportie LA event earlier this month, we caught up with the stylist and chatted about the shoes he expects to see at Oscars red carpet on Sunday.
Pret-a-Reporter: What shoes do you predict we’ll see on the red carpet at the Oscars?
Johnny Wujek: It’s such a fun place for people to play. I see a lot of color, sexy, sexy heels. Dior, Giambattista Valli, maybe Gaultier in there, all my favorites, McQueen — all the big guns come out that night.
What are some of the emerging shoe designers you love for the red carpet?
I love Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia Webster, who we just wore at the Grammys on Sunday. I love a sense of humor when it comes to shoes. Sophia Webster made an amazing flamingo heel that I’m obsessed with. I love flamingos. I have a huge flamingo tattoo.
What do you think about the dyed to match we’re seeing this awards season on the red carpet?
I love to match colors, play with color, pop a color. I love a color palette that all goes together even if you just dye the shoe into the palette of the dress. Katy and I match her clothes to her hair, to her shoes. I love color on color.
What are your favorite shoes?
I am a shoe whore. It’s hard to say. I love Nikes, Creative Recreation, Giuseppe Zanotti, Christian Louboutin. I just love them all because each one is so different. Every day is a different feeling. But now that I’ve got my Dr. Scholls on — I got to tell you, they are so comfortable — and so cool, very rugged, very Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles.
Speaking of Scholls, that classic Dr. Scholls women’s sandal — how would you style it out?
You imagine that sandal to be totally relaxed – but right now, you can really dress a casual sandal up with a cute dress, a skinny jean and cute jacket -- it’s not just a sandal that goes to the beach, you can really wear it so many different ways.
What are you going to wear for the Oscars?
I’ll be wearing slippers because I will be at home. I live in slippers at home. The kind you get at CVS — $3.99. I just go through them!
What do you see as the next big trend in shoes?
I think the next thing to happen will be a mis-matched shoe. We did that with Katy in her "Friday Night" video. I painted one stiletto blue and one yellow with nail polish, and I was convinced this would be the next thing. And I’ve been starting to see it a little bit here and there for men’s and I think women’s will be next. Mark my words!