Fashion Flashback: Katy Perry Then & Now


Katy Perry (Getty)Katy Perry will forever be tied to her quirky stagewear and often equally zany red carpet antics. Still, over the past seven years in the spotlight, her wacky attention-grabbing ensembles have been tamed. Her own brand of elegance started to form and refined designer pieces began to emerge—heck, the girl is now sitting front row at some of the classiest fashion shows in the world.

Few style evolutions are as adventurous as this raven-haired singer's. From costumes to couture, ultra-girly to serenly pretty, these before and after photos promise to amuse. Dig in!

Then
Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 7th Annual "Los Premios MTV Latin America 2008" Awards held at the Auditorio Telmex on October 16, 2008 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Now
Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Then
Celebritiesat VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA.

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Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Then
(UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Katy Perry arrives for the Brit Awards 2009 held at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Katy Perry

Now
Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Then
Singer Katy Perry attends the NRJ Music Awards 2009 held at the Palais des Festivals on January 17, 2009 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Katy Perry

Now
Katy Perry attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.

Then
Celebrities attend the Dior Fashion show at at Space Ephemere during Paris Fashion Week.

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Katy Perry attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Then
Akty Perry attending the Patrick DeMarchelier Exposition.

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Singer Katy Perry, wearing Prada, attends Catherine Martin And Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby Opening Cocktail on April 30, 2013 in New York City.

Then
Singer Katy Perry during the Jimmy Choo annual Oscar Collection Preview and Tea at the Peninsula Hotel on February 23, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California.

Now
Katy Perry arrives at the "Katy Perry: Part Of Me" Australian Premiere on June 30, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

Then
Singer Katy Perry arrives at the taping for Spike TV&squot;s 2nd Annual "Guys Choice" Awards held at Sony Studios on May 30, 2008 in Culver City, California.  The show airs on June 22, 2008 at 10PM ET/PT on Spike TV.

Now
Singer Katy Perry arrives for the Echo Awards 2012 at Palais am Funkturm on March 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

Then
Katy Perry Performing At 'Rok Las Vegas' At The New York New York Hotel

Now
Katy Perry attends the premiere of her new film 'Katy Perry: Part Of Me', held in Los Angeles.

Then
Singer Katy Perry attends the Betsey Johnson 2008 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at The Tent at Bryant Park on February 4, 2008 in New York City.

Now
Singer Katy Perry arrives at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Then
SONY BMG Grammy Party

Now
Singer Katy Perry attends Coach's 3rd Annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping to Benefit the Children's Defense Fund hosted by Katie McGrath, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk at Bad Robot on April 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.
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