We鈥檝e seen Katy Perry in a LOT of different looks over the years, from her bleached brows and severe updo at last year鈥檚 Met Gala to her Hillary Clinton-inspired pantsuit, but her latest cover spread for Vogue鈥榮 May 2017 issue聽may have just topped them all.

Styled by Grace Coddington, Perry wears a PVC-esque red power dress by Comme des Gar莽ons on the cover, beneath a Rei Kawakubo (the founder of Comme des Gar莽ons) conceptual straitjacket.


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The spread, shot by Mert Atlas and Mac Piggott, is far more avant-garde, with sweeping, nude and black 鈥渂roken bridal鈥 gowns from the designer鈥檚 2005 collection, insane wigs of Styrofoam and plastic, and large, structural pieces that had our jaws on the floor.

It鈥檚 a far more grown-up (if unconventional) look than we鈥檝e seen from Perry in the past, which is perhaps utterly fitting, considering her recent style evolution. 鈥淚 like more androgynous, architectural lately,鈥 she said. (That would explain her new pixie hairstyle!)

Riding the wave of style evolution she says she鈥檚 playing witness to (鈥淚 am so encouraged by this big morph in fashion that鈥檚 happening聽 at the moment. Everyone is shape-shifting, changing, adapting鈥), the 鈥淩oar鈥 singer is doing her part to keep up. 鈥淚 am pushing for my own evolution. Just making better choices as far as style goes; I don鈥檛 want to get stuck in a way of thinking or doing or presenting,鈥 she said.

That doesn鈥檛 mean she鈥檚 ALWAYS striving to manufacture a 鈥渓ook,鈥 however. Off-duty, the 32-year-old is actually pretty low-key IRL, rocking what she calls a uniform of Stan Smith sneakers and an Adidas tracksuit, all the better to fool the paparazzi.

Perry also dished on her new political wokeness, which she said was sparked after witnessing misogyny and sexism that harkened back to her youth, as well as her musical evolution. 鈥淚 think you have to stand for something,鈥 she shared. 鈥淎nd if you鈥檙e not standing for anything, you鈥檙e really just serving yourself, end of story.鈥

That means we鈥檒l likely be hearing a lot more of 鈥淐hained to the Rhythm鈥 and a lot less of 鈥淐alifornia Girls.鈥 鈥溾機alifornia Girls鈥 and fluffy stuff would be completely inauthentic to who I am now and what I鈥檝e learned,鈥 she told the mag.

It鈥檚 an evolution we鈥檒l likely continue to see from the singer 鈥斅燼fter all, as she says, 鈥淔ashion is just a language. It鈥檚 storytelling.鈥

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