Normally characterized by long, dark tresses, Katy Perry was barely recognizable in a platinum page boy wig, powder-white skin and heavy-lidded black makeup in the July/August issue of Vogue Italia.
Styled by Francesco Carrozzini, the normally curvy and animated singer, looked full-on haute couture in black and pale pink, standing in front of a green screen, smoking a cigarette.
So what about all the cotton candy-inspired outfits she's worn on tour?
“I say this, even if I may sound egocentric: They are my ideas. But, obviously, I am helped by a stylist, Johnny Wujek," she told the magazine. “I like small boutiques, handmade garments, ornamental details.”
“I am not afraid to show the real me, the de-glamorized version, because I am not always the Katy Perry who is a bit cartoon-like that everyone relates to," she said. "That’s me onstage. But I like to show the entire spectrum of my personality.”
Katy's tour documentary film, Part of Me, hit theaters yesterday. In it, she opens up about her divorce to Russell Brand and the stressors of tour life. Reviews, though mixed, seem fairly positive.
"Part of Me will never be mistaken for The Red Shoes (though Ms. Perry has some of those, as well as every other color)," writes The New York Times' AO Scott. "But her negotiation of the painfully competing demands of stardom and marriage is undeniably poignant."