Flanked by two gigantic suit-clad skeletons, one man, one woman (reportedly intended to be the undead likenesses of Donald Trump and Theresa May), Katy Perry took to the stage at Wednesday’s Brit Awards in a three-piece pinstriped set by Adam Selman to perform alongside Skip Marley and a crew of dancers dressed as houses. (One observant Twitter commentator proposed that the little boxes were the new left sharks.) The award’s top honors went to the likes of David Bowie, Little Mix, Beyoncé, and The 1975, but sartorially speaking, Katy Perry still claimed the biggest prize when she arrived later that night to the Soho House-hosted afterparty in a tulle trench and trousers adorned with embroidered roses, also by Adam Selman — fresh off the designer’s Fall 2017 runway, which he showed just two weeks ago at New York Fashion Week. Rihanna might be the designer’s biggest fan, but she has a rival in Katy Perry.
Who: Katy Perry.
When: Wednesday, February 22.
Where: The afterparty for the Brit Awards hosted by Soho House and Bacardi in London, England.
What: A tulle trench coat and trousers embroidered with roses from Adam Selman’s Fall 2017 collection with red sandals, a bright red lip, and a black bag with red piping.
Why: Roses were the breakout trend of New York Fashion Week for Fall 2017 — and while we didn’t expect them to start showing up on the streets quite so quickly, having just showed on the runways of Calvin Klein and Adam Selman, we’re not complaining. Perry sticks with the theme when accessorizing in black and red, right down to her red lip and smoky black eye. Roses are an endlessly romantic floral, and in embroidered tulle with a black bustier underneath, it’s also a little edgy. But it also has a mature, loungewear-ish edge, like an extremely high fashion real housewife. If Perry is sticking with Adam Selman, we suggest she try another straight-off-the-runway look: wrapping herself in IRL roses.
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