There were notably few celebrities among the 2,000-strong congregation at Westminster Abbey on 6 May, and those who did attend the coronation were largely dames—think Emma Thompson and Joanna Lumley. One notable exception: Katy Perry, who arrived at the ceremony with British Vogue’s Edward Enninful ahead of her performance at the Coronation Concert on the grounds of Windsor Castle on Sunday, May 7. In addition to being engaged to Kent-born Orlando Bloom, Perry has previously worked with the King via the British-Asian Trust, a charity established by Charles during his years as the Prince of Wales.
For the royal occasion, Perry turned to Vivienne Westwood’s ateliers to create a short-sleeved lilac jacket and matching skirt using a soft leatherette taken from the house archives. A silk flower pinned to her lapel and a dramatic headpiece with “merry widow veiling” added a touch of British eccentricity to the ensemble, which the “Teenage Dream” singer completed with Vivienne Westwood’s Granny Frame Pearl handbag, elbow-length gloves, and a Three Row Pearl Bas Relief choker.
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