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18 Apr

Katy Perry’s American Idol Style Embraces Y2K Trends &

Katy Perry is once more bringing major fashion moments to “American Idol.”

Perry, who’s a judge on the show alongside Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, has embraced Y2K-inspired trends and different silhouettes for the talent competition up to now. Throughout season 21, the singer has worn brands including Pimples Studios, Dior and Raisa Vanessa.

In creating her outfits, Perry often collaborates together with her longtime stylist Tatiana Waterford. Here, WWD offers a better have a look at her fashion decisions for “American Idol.” Read on for more.

Wild Flair

Katy Perry on the April 17 episode of “American Idol” in Hawaii.


For the “American Idol” episode in Hawaii, which aired on Monday, Perry added her spin to the animal-print trend, wearing a leopard-print silk gown with red dice accents adorning her shoulders. The slipdress was from Dior’s fall 2004 ready-to-wear collection. She paired the look with red accents, slipping right into a pair of Sparkle Stretch Mesh Sandals by Bottega Veneta.

Brightening Up

Lionel Richie, Allen Stone, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan on the April 16 episode of “American Idol” in Hawaii.


For Sunday’s episode, Perry embraced the Hawaii tropical vibes in a yellow crystal-embellished halter-neck top and matching midi skirt by Raisa Vanessa. The skirt featured cutouts on Perry’s hip. She accomplished the look, which was from the brand’s 2023 resort collection, with a classy updo and metallic Amina Muaddi sandals.

Silver Moment

Katy Perry on the April 9 episode of “American Idol.”


For one segment of the “Final Judgment” episode (part one premiered on April 9), Perry went metallic in an Pimples Studios set. The edgy outfit consisted of a leather jacket and matching maxiskirt, which she wore with long black gloves and a turtleneck underneath.

Fiery Red

Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan on the April 3 episode of “American Idol.”


Perry made a red-hot statement for the April 3 episode of the show in Los Angeles, choosing a skirt and corset top set by Chinese brand Didu. The highest, which fell off the shoulders, featured a wire-like detailing on the torso and the high-slit skirt had a hem adorned in fiery-red feathers. Perry paired the look with matching lace-up sandals by Andrea Wazen.

Disco Theme

Katy Perry on the April 2 episode of “American Idol.”


For the episode that aired on April 2, Perry channeled a ’70s disco theme in a metallic lilac suit by Rotate by Birger Christensen. The suit featured an oversize embossed blazer and straight-leg trousers, which Perry married with a strapless corset top from the designer.

Plaid Patchwork

Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest and Luke Bryan in a March episode of “American Idol.”


In an episode of “American Idol” season 21 that premiered in March, Perry wore a colourful plaid maxidress by Rave Review, which featured spliced panels of checked wool, silver eyelets and a high slit.

Recent episodes of “American Idol” premiere Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC and can be found to stream on Hulu.

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