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Katy Perry Fashion Illustration

Happy Friday fashionistas, let’s get started with “Flash Back Friday Fashion Illustration.” For this collection my instructor said to choose a celebrity whom we would love to design for. At the time Katy Perry was pretty popular and I felt like my design aesthetic was perfect for her. She is known for her colorful, extravagant costumes, and pin up looks. I wanted to still keep her in bright colors and fun silhouettes. I noticed that at the time she would always wear the sweetheart neckline; therefore I tried to give her different necklines. The fabric choices were silks, tulle, sheer, and denim. The color pallet consisted of purple, pink, green, and yellow. I decided to go with prints to make her outfits pop out.
The back story: Katy Perry is on tour, she needs different outfits throughout her performance.  She starts with a semi casual look, transitions to a more jaw dropping look, and ends with the extravagant gown.
Design number one: ok so I did design a sweetheart shape top, that’s just to ease her into the transition of a different neckline. I did make it less noticeable by placing the sheer crisscross overlay. I paired it with some cute boomer shorts, the inside of the pleats have different fabric making them interesting to look at while she is on stage. The styling is a bit out there the makeup is too much now that I look at it and the pigtails are cute but too childlike. As far as her accessories I just kept it simple a bangle bracelet and wedge shoes.
Design number two: this is actually the final piece she would rock on stage. I figured she’d come out either on a swing or floating down with balloons haha. I did a halter dress with high-low hem. The neckline has pink feathers and the bottom of the dress has tulle to keep the shape of the skirt. The hair is curled up with a bow head band. She has gloves and thigh high yellow fish net stockings.  
Design number three: she is wearing a pencil skirt dress with ruffled tiers at the hem. Her back is exposed and the front is a low cowl neckline.  I really loved the print it is fun yet elegant. The styling is based on the 1920’s flapper look, classic curls and a little feather hair pin. I really enjoyed pretending to dress her; she would be a fun celebrity to dress because she seems to be willing to try new things.

 

Material used: prisma markers, prisma color pencil, black pen,

 

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