Katy Perry released the name of her new album yesterday and now the interweb is full of stories about the ‘California Girls’ singer- KP knows how to get the attention she needs to flog an album or, in today’s case, a perfume. Yes, Katy is not immune to the lure of perfumerie that entraps every single popstar with nose: She has previously released Meow and Purr and is now planning to release Killer Queen.
A new promo for Killer Queen has surface online which she’s Katy dressed in a giant powdered wig looking all regal and Marie-Antoinette-like. People were quick to accuse Katy of copying Queen Bey’s promo for her Mrs. Carter World Tour but here at MP! Towers, we’re not so sure.
Katy was accused of wearing a similar outfit because she wore a corset and humongous wig. Ms. Perry is trying to convey an Aristocratic French style… what is she expected to wear? Flip flops and a Hawaiian shirt?
Beyonce isn’t the first popstar to use a Marie-Antoinette inspired look in her career. Did Beyonce copy the look from Selena Gomez’s ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ video? But didn’t Girls Aloud do it before Sel with ‘Can’t Speak French’? Or what about Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ performance at the 1990 MTV Music Awards? -Ok, now we are really diving into the pop archives!
The big thing that suggest Katy could be copying Bey is that the director for the perfume advert is the same guy who masterminded Beyonce’s tour promo. Hmmm… this one has left us stumped.
The two Jonas Akerlund directed clips are below. What do you think? Copykaty or pure coincidence?