See Why Katy Perry Is Trending For The Corset She Wore On Saturday Night Live

Katy Perry has jaws on the floor!

By Michileen Martin | Published

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Pop star Katy Perry has entered a new style phase that’s being called things like “sexy-style” and it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out why. Perry is currently trending on Twitter for her appearance this past weekend on Saturday Night Live, and not even for what she was wearing during either of her two musical performances. Instead, people are blown away by the revealing black outfit she wore during a photo shoot for the episode.

Katy Perry posted the pics from the photo shoot to her official Twitter account on Friday, the day before her Saturday Night Live appearance. In all four shots you can see Perry posing in a black Mugler corset catsuit. According to PopSugar, the Saturday Night Live photo shoot seems to be, in part, a bit of a tribute. The site says that Perry has long been an admirer of the work of designer Thierry Mugler, who passed away last week at the age of 73. You can see Perry in the late designer’s creation below.

As great as Katy Perry looks in the corset catsuit, the pop star made sure it wasn’t the most memorable outfit during her appearance. Actually, the most memorable outfit from the performance wasn’t even worn by Perry. The singer performed her single “When I’m Gone” with five dancers all dressed as mushrooms. The dancers wear mushroom-cap shaped hats, in suits that — among other things — make their thighs look as thick as tree trunks. They also carry fans with “EAT ME!” printed on one side. You can see the performance below.

While it’s tough to nail down such things to a specific date, PopSugar puts the beginning of the new “sexy-style” Katy Perry era last November with her appearance at the Country Music Awards. She appeared on the ceremony’s red carpet in a skintight leather dress. You can see Perry’s own photo series of the outfit and her preparation for the CMAs below.

Then came the January debut of Katy Perry’s music video for “When I’m Gone” on ESPN during the halftime show for the College Football Playoff National Championship. The singer appears in a whole bunch of sexy outfits in the video, including in a sheer minidress which seems to be covered in strands of wet hair, a purple corset, and a chainmail top. You can see them all and more below.

In case anyone was thinking we weren’t in the “sexy-style” Katy Perry era yet, the singer posted another photo series to her Instagram, showing some of the wardrobe changes for the “When I’m Gone” video. We see her in her corset, her chainmail halter top, and one completely topless photo. You can see them all below.

Katy Perry’s Saturday Night Live appearance, with Willem Dafoe hosting, proved to be a winner. The episode finished strong with 5 million viewers. Along with the weirdly costumed performance of “When I’m Gone,” Perry also performed “Never Really Over.”