Katy Perry’s Fashion Icons Include Natalie Wood and… Judy Jetson?
Katy Perry certainly has some interesting fashion icons—like cartoon character Judy Jetson!
It’s true—and also maybe we shouldn’t be that surprised: Katy Perry counts both classic screen siren Natalie Wood and Hanna-Barbera character Judy Jetson among her fashion icons. And the animated teen from the future isn’t the only fictional character she uses for her style inspiration, either.
In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, Katy dished on everything from her upcoming concert/biopic movie Katy Perry: Part of Me to her approach to style. Naturally, we’re most interested in where the heck she gets her ridiculous fashion sense from. Said Katy:
“I don’t like to take fashion too seriously. I love it, and I am so grateful when big brands want to associate with me, but mostly I just want to take chances and have fun and truly live. And sometimes that means wearing some ridiculous, cat-inspired outfit rather than whatever happens to be in this season.”
That’s… actually kind of refreshing. Furthermore, when quizzed on her biggest fashion influences, she had this to say: “I love Agyness Deyn, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Natalie Wood, Judy Jetson, and Wonder Woman.” We believe it. For comparison purposes, here’s Judy:
And here’s Katy:
The resemblance is uncanny!
Anyhoo, her list is an eclectic one, isn’t it? But Katy’s actually got something pretty smart to say about what they all have in common: “Personal style, probably. And strength. They have the ability to adapt and evolve and change.” And how! She continued, “Like, I’m still doing the pinup thing [Ed. note: which she is, of course, known for], but now when I do it, I want to be the pinup of the future, like Rachael in Blade Runner.”
For the record, this is Rachael as played by Sean Young in the 1982 sci-fi flick (which, if you haven’t seen, you should):
Actually, that photo of Katy in the pink up there isn’t too far off from this, is it? Maybe Rachael is Katy’s Replicant twin. Or something. It’s all in the hair.
Even better is how her quirky sense of style evolved. “It probably started when I was nine years old,” she explained, “and my father used to wake me up at seven every Saturday morning to take me to garage sales. I couldn’t afford the clothes that the other girls at school were wearing, so instead I looked for things that were unique to me.”
Garage sales may be a thing of the past, but Katy has definitely kept up her uniqueness! Be sure to catch the whole interview over at Teen Vogue.
Tell us: Who are your fashion icons?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.