Behind every stylish pop star is an incredible wardrobe stylist, and in the case of Katy Perry, that creative genius is Johnny Wujek.
The stylist, who cites designers like Christopher Kane, Thom Browne, Jeremy Scott, Alexander McQueen and Jean Paul Gaultier among his favorite designers, tells us that he actually first met Perry on casual terms.
"She hit on me at a party!" he laughed, of their fateful meeting.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
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Their working relationship quickly blossomed into a beautiful thing, creating quirky costumes for fans everywhere to appreciate during her mesmerizing music performances.
"They're all so unique and special that it's a really hard choice to make. "Kissed a Girl" was so special because it was the first. "Thinking of You" because the imagery and story was so beautiful, and set in the 60s, so it was fun to jump into the culture and fashion iconography of that era. And then "California Girls", because I mean, come on, the Cool Whip bra?" Wujek reminisced of his favorite costumes to create.
It goes without saying that the singer has certainly established an inventive and whimsical style all her own, under Wujek's guidance, with looks that never cease to amaze.
And Wujek tells us, that Perry is very much a part of the collaboration.
"Katy is definitely actively involved in every step of the creative process. It usually begins with a concept that leads to a treatment, which leads to a production meeting, which is where we come up with all of the magical ideas," he explains. "Then I get to create, discover and find everything to make her vision possible."
And while the wardrobe extraordinaire is currently busy envisioning Perry's next music video, he hints that it will include a "humorous twist on ancient Egypt involving various snack foods and one really cute dog."
Um, amazing—we can't wait to see!
And lastly, with Oscar Sunday quickly approaching this weekend, we simply had to ask the fashion guru for his expert take on what we'll likely see on the red carpet.
"It's looking like a lot of black and white this year...and embellished earth tone gowns. The Oscars can be a major fashion toss-up. It's a hard to predict an overarching fashion theme for the red carpet. These days, everyone is having a lot of fun playing the fashion game, and every year celebrities are taking more and more risks--which is exactly what I love about the Oscars red carpet!"
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.