20 February 2014 by

EXCLUSIVE: Julien Macdonald On Dressing Katy Perry For The 2014 Brit Awards

Katy Perry in Julien Macdonald [Getty]

Last night the Brits red carpet was awash with sequins, so it's hardly surprising that it was a big night for the king of sparkle Julien Macdonald. The British designer dressed not one but THREE popstars as Katy Perry, Jessie J and Ellie Goulding all wore Macdonald creations. Julien said to Grazia Daily: 'Even in the glorious day of Gianni Versace there was always one, but to get three is amazing!' We chatted to Julien after the awards to find out how a popstar really picks their Brits look...

He only finds out who is wearing Julien Macdonald when they hit the red carpet...

Julien: 'You always loan out several dresses, so you never know what they are wearing until they actually hit the red carpet. I was over the moon – it was an amazing response. Katy Perry was a surprise to me. She wore a brand new dress, as it was literally straight off the runway. I thought she looked amazing and glamorous and elegant – I don’t think you can ask for a bigger popstar!'

Katy Perry tried on her dress just TWO hours before the show...

Julien: 'I just sent her two pieces that she really wanted. She had the dress literally two hours before the Brits because it went straight from the show rooms to her and then went straight back after. We needed that dress back to sell to buyers– there is only one sample in the world. It fit her perfectly as she’s model size – sample size. She saw it and loved it – there was no time for any changes!'

Katy Perry wanted to try on every single dress from the collection...

Julien: 'She had watched the show and picked it as one of her favourite pieces. She actually liked almost every dress and wanted to try them all on, but we had to say no because we have major buying appointments. We said you have to just choose the two you love the best.'

Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and Katy Perry in Julien Macdonald [Getty]

What did he make of Jessie J's lilac lipstick...

Julien: 'You know what it was a bit surprising, but the thing is sometimes people like to make their own statement and that was her statement. There has probably been more talk about the lipstick than the jumpsuit. She’s one of the biggest recording artist in the word so if she wants to wear lilac lipstick she should wear it! In Boots today there is probably no lilac lipstick left.'

Why he doesn't let celebrities keep their red carpet dresses...

Julien: 'Unfortunately they all ask to keep them and we have to say 'err, no there is only one in the world and we need it back!' All celebrities now have their own archive of their dresses and after every red carpet appearance their people always say ‘they really love it, please can they keep the dress.’ It’s like 'no, there’s one and I also have an archive and I want it in my archive.'

He is waiting for his Rihanna moment...

Julien: 'I’m still waiting for my Rihanna moment, put it like that. It will definitely happen – she always calls it in, I’m just waiting for that moment.'

See all of the looks from the Brits in the gallery below...


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