Katy Perry pulled out all the stops and gave it her all during the Super Bowl Halftime Show at Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday evening. The California Girl collaborated with funky designer Jeremy Scott over a period of two months to get her four looks into production for the spectacle. Both artists share a love for pop culture and fashion, resulting in iconic looks that were pleasing to all ages! The key to a successful performance of this magnitude is smooth transitions between costume changes that allow for a seamless run-through. Scott and Perry had to keep in mind that on top of performing, she’d also have to conceal her upcoming looks between costume changes. Those factors were important in making sure the ensembles were stage ready.
To kick-off the set, Perry opened with the single “Roar” while riding a huge geometric tiger or lion, not sure what exactly. With a two-piece top and skirt combo covered in 3D flames, we were reminded of Katniss in her Hunger Games glory! All four looks were accompanied with custom LaDuca booties that were covered in 12,600 Swarovski crystals.
That look was followed by a beach-ball inspired get-up, consisting of a bikini style top and flirty skirt. It went well with her performance of “California Girls” which had a beach ball scene in the music video. The open neckline and shoulders gave viewers a better view of her high ponytail and 20-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings.
Perry was then joined onstage by the one and only Missy Elliott for a medley of Missy’s hits. This time Katy sported an oversized and bedazzled jersey-inspired hoodie with the number 49 plastered on it (a shout-out to Super Bowl XLIX).
For the finale, Katy shimmered in a stunning silver gown with a star shaped cut-out across her torso. The form-fitting single shoulder look was covered in glittering stars that dazzled brightly underneath the shooting star she rode over, high above the football field. Topped off with fireworks for her performance of “Firework,” everything had fallen into place perfectly as the show went off without a hitch!
(Sketches courtesy of Jeremy Scott)