When it comes to style, Katy Perry very much sets her own agenda and rarely follows trends - as the following picture demonstrates.
For a whirlwind tour of key radio stations in New York to promote her new album, Prism, the 28-year-old Firework singer chose an outfit that was part cool rocker girl and part throwback to a bygone era. Intriguing.
Katy centred her look around the little red velvet dress. We haven't worn velvet since we were misguided by our mothers in the nineties, but heck, Katy's thigh-skimming crushed mini is making us reconsider. She teamed the dress with a chunky metal belt, black tights and biker boots. Separately or together on paper this outfit has disaster written all over it, but on Katy it's cute, kooky and also quite hot. Basically, Katy in a nutshell.
While we trawl the interweb for a velvet mini, check out more of Katy's style highs and lows in our gallery.