Katy Perry Roars for W‘s September Cover: “I Feel Very Free”

Cover - September 2017 - Katy Perry
Photograph by Steven Klein. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Shay Ashual at Art Partner; makeup by Yadim at Art Partner; manicure by Honey for Londontown at Exposure NY. Set design by Stefan Beckman at Exposure NY.

With a new album in Witness, a new tour kicking off next month and an upcoming stint on American Idol, Katy Perry is firing on all cylinders, an image brought to life in the augmented reality cover for W‘s September issue. Photographed by Steven Klein, who made 3-D scans of the images for our special Beyond the Page app, Perry is feeling more liberated than ever, telling Lynn Hirschberg, “I feel very free.” In fact, despite recent heartbreak, including Hillary Clinton’s electoral loss, Perry is fired up.”It’s more important to continue the fight,” she said. In particular, teenage girls give her inspiration: “Teenage girls can save the world! I saw that during the campaign. And that idea continues to give me faith.”


Miu Miu dress; Repossi ear cuff; Perry’s own nose ring.


Katy Perry wears Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello boots; Tom Ford skirt.


Miu Miu stole; Prada top and skirt; Swarovski necklace.


Miu Miu stole. Beauty note: Own the night with Covergirl Outlast All-Day Matte Finishing Powder.


From left: AG shirt. Bottega Veneta dress; Delfina Delettrez ear cuff; Tom Ford boots.


Brandon Maxwell coat; Repossi ear cuff; Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello boots. Beauty note: Shock hair into recovery with Moroccanoil Mending Infusion.


Miu Miu dress; Repossi ear cuff; Perry’s own nose ring.