17 June 2013 by

Katy Perry Cements Her Fashion Credentials With First Ever US Vogue Cover

Katy Perry has shed the rainbow hair and neon eye shadow and re-emerged as an Anna Wintour approved, floral-wearing US Vogue cover girl. She's risen from the mirrored minis and candy-inspired cocktail frocks to showcase an off-the-shoulder Rodarte dress in a grassy field. As the cover line states, this is a 'fresh romantic look' for K-Pez.

Katy Perry Cements Her Fashion Credentials With First Ever US Vogue Cover

As part of her Vogue-over, the singer has porcelain skin and a deep, rose red pout while her hair is left dark and tumbling, with no coloured streaks in sight. There is also a ring on her wedding finger - we'll have to wait until the issue comes out on Tuesday to work out what THAT is all about. This is a classic Annie Leibovitz cover - an A list in the grass + dreamy eyes + bare shoulders. It's a world away from her Teen Vogue cover where she matched her electric blue dress with electric blue hair.

Katy Perry's wardrobe staples are candy bullet bras and rubber bodycon - the look is Lady Gaga dipped in pick n' mix and drenched in strawberry milkshake. But recently she has grown up a tad, wearing Bottega Veneta floral tea dresses and pretty bird print frocks. Her red carpet look is equally tame recently, ditching the glitter and opting for body-skimming Vera Wang, maroon Miu Miu and flowing green Giambattista Valli.  The Katy Perry hair colour wheel has also stopped spinning (for the time being at least) as she has made her mind up and stuck to a dark brunette 'do.

So let's assess the evidence... is Katy Perry getting less Katy Perry?

Before: Candyland Couture

katy perry, coloured hair

Old school Katy Perry always dressed for the occassion, wearing film strips and popcorn dresses to promote her movie and a ballot dress in the run up to the US election. She was an explosion of colour, changing her hair as often as her shoes. She has had more than TWENTY different shades from black to purple to blue to pink.

After: Katy Perry gets a fash-over

katy perry

Of course she's still a tad bonkers, she did wear a gold crown to the Met Ball. But even so, she upped her fashion credibility wearing a full Dolce & Gabbana look and walking the steps arm in arm with Stefano and Domenico. Anna Wintour was clearly impressed by what met her at the top of the steps, as she has given her the US Vogue stamp of approval.

Want to track her fash-over? See Katy Perry's fashion evolution from cupcake bras to pretty florals in the gallery below...

Katy Perry attends the Spotify Brunch at Soho Desert House on April 12th, 2014

Katy Perry attends the Congressional candidate Marianne Williamson press event on April 8, 2014 in Los Angeles

Katy Perry attends the MOCA 35th anniversary gala celebration on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry poses for media at Telstra HQ, George Street on March 4, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

Katy Perry at the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week on February 20, 2014 in Milan, Italy.

Katy Perry onstage at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014.

Katy Perry performs at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19th 2014.

Katy Perry at the Universal music afterparty for The BRIT Awards 2014 at Soho House 'Popup' Bar on February 19, 2014.

Katy Perry sighting on February 18, 2014 in London, England.

Katy Perry attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at One Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London.

Katy Perry poses backstage at 'The Night That Changed America A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry arrives at the Universal Music Group 2014 post-Grammy party at the Ace Hotel Theater on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry arrives at the grand opening of Britney Spears' two-year residency 'Britney Piece of Me' at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 27, 2013 in Las Vegas.

Katy Perry attends the 15th NRJ Music Awards at Palais des Festivals on December 14, 2013 in Cannes.

Katy Perry at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball at 02 Arena on December 7, 2013 in London.

Perry attends The Ninth Annual all at Cipriani, Wall Street on December 3, 2013 in New York City.

Katy Perry pictured at The Ninth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani, Wall Street on December 3, 2013 in New York City.

Katy Perry poses in the photo room during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam.

Katy Perry attends the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam.

Katy Perry is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on October 30, 2013 in Narita, Japan.

LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON: Katy Perry arrives on Thursday October 10, 2013

Katy Perry leaves the 'Colette' store on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France.

Katy Perry attends the 'Mademoiselle C' cocktail party at Pavillon Ledoyen on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France

Katy Perry arrives at the 'L'Avenue' restaurant on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France.

Katy Perry attends the Chanel show at Grand Palais during Paris Fashion Week on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France.

Katy Perry poses in the iHeartRadio music festival photo room on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas.

Katy Perry is seen outside 'Good Morning Americaon' September 6, 2013 in New York City.

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

Katy Perry enters the Z100 Studios on August 12, 2013 in New York.

Katy Perry arrives at the Premiere 'Smurfs 2' at Regency Village Theatre on July 28, 2013 in California.

Katy Perry at the 2013 'Met Ball' in New York.

Katy Perry at Mademoiselle C screening at Paris Fashion Week - October 2013

Katy Perry in Giambattista Valli at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - 27 April 2013

Katy Perry in Bottega Veneta at 'Kinky Boots' musical, New York - 01 May 2013

Katy Perry in Vera Wang at 2013 Delete Blood Centre Gala - 1 May 2013

Katy Perry at Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby Opening Cocktail Party, New York, - 30 April 2013

Katy Perry at Chanel at Paris Fashion Week - October 2013

Katy Perry in Emanuel Ungaro out and about in Paris - October 2013

Katy Perry In Alice + Olivia at ‘Killer Queen’ Berlin Perfume Launch - 25 September 2013

Katy Perry in House of Holland on‘The late night show with Jimmy Fallon’ - 10 October 2013

Katy Perry in Emanuel Ungaro at 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

Kate Perry in Monique Lhuillier at Smurfs 2? Cancun Photocall - 22 April 2013

Katy Perry in Dolce & Gabbana at 'The Smurfs 2' film photocall, Cancun - 22 April 2013

July 2012: 'Part of Me' Premiere in London

August 2012: GHD Campaign

June 2012: The Tonight Show

June 2012: West End in London

May 2012: Billboard Music Awards

April 2012: Coachella

April 2012: Kid's Choice Awards

March 2012: Paris Fashion Week

January 2012: Sans Russell (But Extra Katy!)

December 2011: With Russell


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