Katy Perry took to the stage at the DNC on Thursday night to perform her new song Rise, before a brief version of her hit Roar. Wearing a silver striped body-conscious column gown by Michael Kors for her appearance, the 31-year-old star appeared decidedly less quirky than usual, as her typical stage attire has previously included graphic patterns and latex mini dresses.
Katy’s stylist Leslie Fremar said she opted for the dress for the event, in which Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, from the designer’s Resort 2017 collection because it gave a definite nod to the American flag – but in an elegant and respectful way.
“She was wearing stars and stripes, but she wasn’t wearing an American flag, literally, and that was intentional,” she told PeopleStyle, adding that her team completed the look after just two fittings. “We were trying to make it a little bit more serious but still playful.”