Move over Morticia! Katy Perry swaps bubblegum brights for Gothic glam as she slips into a racy black transparent gown and reveals pink regrowth
08:45 GMT, 11 May 2012
She became famous for donning bubblegum brights and colourful latex both on the stage and on the red-carpet.
But Katy Perry struck a very different and dark figure on the red-carpet for the NARM Music Biz 2012 Awards in Culver City this evening.
The 27-year-old channeled Gothic glam as she slipped into a racy transparent-paneled gown.
The lady is a vamp: Katy Perry slipped into this sheer paneled dress to attend the NARM Music Biz 2012 Awards in Culver City this evening
The large and small horizontal stripes were the only thing that were protecting the singer's modesty, as there was plenty of flesh on display.
Katy wore a very smoky eye and lashings of deep plum lipstick on her lips.
The perfectly applied make-up complemented her long dark purple wavy hair, which appears to have grown out to reveal some slight pink shade.
Religious: The entire look was completed by a rosary bead necklace, which are often worn by Catholics. Katy famously comes from a Christian evangelist background
Even her talons had a Gothic feel, as the singer sported a black-tipped French Manicure.
The entire look was completed by a rosary bead necklace, which are often worn by Catholics. Katy famously comes from a Christian evangelist background.
At tonight's event Katy was awarded with the Artist of the Year award and took to the stage to do an acceptance speech.
Regrowth: Katy's long dark purple wavy hair appears to have grown out to reveal some slight pink shade
Heavy metal: Katy donned heavily studded black leather Christian Louboutin shoes
'Katy‘s music was absolutely
everywhere over the past year, and her dominance of the singles charts
is a nearly unprecedented accomplishment,' NARM President Jim Donio said
in a statement.
'She has unquestionably blossomed into a true global superstar and has earned this Award in every sense of the word.'
Katy's red-carpet appearance comes as
it was announced today that her former husband Russell Brand would be
presenting the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in June.
Winner: Katy won the Artist Of The Year award at the event
It was at the 2008 Video Music Awards
that sparks first flew between the pair, and a year later, after Russell
presented the ceremony, they finally got together after Katy threw a
bottle at Russell's head backstage.
So it should be a nostalgic coup for the pair that Russell scored the gig.
as we all know, the British comic filed for divorce just after
Christmas last year and the former happy couple, who became engaged just
three months after that fateful backstage bottling, are bitterly
Beaming with joy: The pop star took to the stage to make a speech
Brand filed legal papers on December 30 after just 14 months of marriage citing 'irreconcilable differences.'
In January, it was reported that Brand, 36 , was 'dis-invited' from the People’s Choice Awards, so Katy could avoid seeing her ex.
Brand also stayed away from the Grammy’s in February, to allow Perry, who had been nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, to enjoy the event and sing a spirited performance of break up song Part of Me.
Lady in black: Lisa Marie Presely also opted for black to attend the event
Katy performed at the 2010 event, and had been rumoured to perform this year, but this may be unlikely now.
Katy was most recently spotted in the arms of Robert Ackroyd, guitarist with the band Florence + the Machine at the Coachella Music Festival.
The photos and reports of Katy’s new love interest allegedly sent Brand into a jealous rage, seemingly at odds with the calm exterior he's presenting to the world.
Happy together: Lisa brought her husband Michael Lockwood along as her date
Singing sensations: Brandy and Lionel Richie also rounded out the guestlist
He reportedly fired off a long email admitting that he 'gave up' on the marriage too soon, according to the UK’s Grazia magazine.
But he is maintaining a close friendship with British beauty, Anouska De Georgiou, which seems to contradict this.
In fact, Brand shows no signs of regret since his break up, and seems to be going from strength-to-strength with his live performances, TV career and his social life.
Close no more: Russell Brand and Katy nestled together in the
audience at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, he's to helm the show this
year… so will she attend
And this latest honour, is testament
that his standing is growing in the US after refusing to go after any of
his pop sensation wife's money in the settlement.
'This MTV Movie Awards will be more impressive than ‘The Avengers’ and you won’t have to wait an hour for someone to Hulk out,' said Brand in a statement promoting the event.
The MTV movie awards were Brand’s big American introduction when he hosted the awards for the first time in 2008 and followed up in 2009.
Bubblegum brights: Katy became famous for donning bubblegum brights and colourful latex both on the stage and on the red-carpet
Stephen Friedman, president of MTV, is delighted Russell has signed up to front the film awards, and he believes the Despicable Me actor's 'rock 'n' roll sensibility and fearlessness' make him the 'perfect' choice for the role.
Indeed, in 2008 he caused controversy by describing then president George Bush a 'retarded cowboy' and joking about the Jonas brothers chastity rings.
Mila Kunis, Kristen Stewart, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mark Wahlberg and Chris Hemsworth were all recently announced as presenters for the event, which sees The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids up for eight nominations apiece, including Movie of the Year.