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Katy Perry Explains Her Battery-Operated Ball Gown

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Singer Katy Perry attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Perry clearly enjoys fashion.
Pop star Katy Perry dropped quite a few jaws at Monday's Met Gala, taking to the red carpet in a battery-operated light-up dress from France's Cute Circuit on fashion's biggest night of the year. Perry, who could have had her pick of designer gowns, told StyleList, "I respect and appreciate Anna Wintour, but I'm doing this for me."

"That's what people should do, especially when they're representing true women in American fashion," Perry explained. The quirky singer noted a panic button nestled in her cleavage, saying, "If Anna comes over and says 'shut that f-ing thing off' I'll do it."

Maybe Anna had words with Perry. The gown was off by dinnertime.

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  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Katy Perry in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals


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