Katy Perry Wears Communist Party Slogan on Dress with Chinese Symbols at America Music Awards 2011

Katy Perry in dress with Communist Party slogan written on it in Chinese
Katy Perry in dress with Communist Party slogan written on it in Chinese | Source

Vivienne Westwood designed the beautiful dress that Katy Perry wore to the 2011 America Music Awards.

What a pity she didn't take the time to translate those Chinese symbols.

Katy Perry was pretty in pink all evening with two wonderful outfits, while the whole of China giggled hysterically.

Read some of the comments at the Ministry of Tofu, which is a website that translates stories from the Chinese press into English.

The symbols on this dress represent the Communist Party's current favorite slogan. It translates as "green economy", which isn't so bad, except it makes Katy Perry, and perhaps even Vivienne Westwood herself, look like Communist sympathisers.

The Communist Party are at long last talking about creating a greener China, but they have an uphill battle ahead of them.

China's pollution is notorious, and the man in the street suffers intolerably through the grime and smoke that infest his everyday life. Some days whole Chinese cities are enveloped in thick blankets of choking smog.

But what a beautiful dress it is, regardless of what the Chinese writing actually says.

We are used to seeing pop stars appear in the most ridiculous and outrageous outfits, but this dress is perfection personified.

In a pale pink with the Chinese lettering in dark, bold colors, her whole outfit even matched perfectly with the American Music Awards slogan in the background.

Even her hair was dyed a subtle shade of pink, and contrasted beautifully with the pastel pink and blue luminescent hair ornament she wore.

To me, what really set her whole outfit off, was the shoes.

Have a close look at them as they are perfect. I so want a pair of them, even if they are well outside my budget.

In a stunning pale blue with 6" stiletto heels, and low platform, they look just incredible with her hair, her Chinese dress and her hair ornament.

THOSE shoes worn by Katy Perry
THOSE shoes worn by Katy Perry

Later in the evening, Katy Perry changed into one of the most stunning outfits I have seen on a performing artist.

Modern day artistes are usually known for their bad taste, wearing clothes that are too revealing or that were designed for people of a different body shape.

This outfit is wonderful. I might not wear the top, nor put my hair in that strange fashion, but the skirt is incredible, and all three look just great on Katy Perry.

This outfit/dress - I have no idea if it is a one-piece or not - has an almost gypsy-looking pink skirt and a top that wouldn't look out of place on a 70s glam rocker, while the hair is rolled flat on top like a 40's Victory Roll.

The end result, on Katy Perry, is amazing.

She even has a matching pink guitar!

Wonderful stuff.

Katy Perry performing at the America Music Awards 2011
Katy Perry performing at the America Music Awards 2011 | Source

Katy Perry's Makeup

Katy Perry's flawless makeup was applied by makeup artist Jake Bailey, and afterwards he told People magazine what he did, so that people can re-create this look at home.

  • Guerlain’s Les Viollettes loose powder
  • Large kabuki brush
  • Nars Madly tawny blush
  • Nars Orgasm, a coral shimmer blush
  • Le Metier liquid liner
  • 2 sets of false eyelashes
  • CoverGirl LashBlast 24-Hour Mascara
  • CG’s LiquilineBlast Violet Voltage eyeliner
  • Small shadow brush
  • Coral red CG LipPerfection lip color in Flame
  • Small lipstick Brush

He started off with buffing a liquid foundation onto the skin with the kabuki brush and setting it with the Guerlain’s Les Viollettes loose powder.

Then he used the Nars Madly blusher with just a little of the coral shimmer on the cheekbones.

The liquid eye liner was then applied to elongate Katy's eyes, before the two sets of false eyelashes were applied, then finished off with Covergirl LashBlast 24-Hour Mascara.

The lower lashes were lined with CG’s LiquilineBlast Violet Voltage eyeliner, and softened with the small shadow brush.

Finally, the lipstick was applied normally using the tube, before the edges were refined with the small lipstick brush.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry | Source

Katy Perry Award

Katy Perry won an award which was a Special Achievement for being the first female pop singer to have five No. 1 singles on one album.

Those were from her Teenage Dream album and were:

  1. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)
  2. California Gurls (featuring Snoop Dogg)
  3. Firework
  4. Teenage Dream
  5. E.T.” (featuring Kanye West)

She was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist and Artist of the Year.

Katy Perry sings The One That Got Away - AMA 2011

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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

The slogan itself does not in anyway promote communism but is a campaign for a more ecological environment, something we can all strive for regardless of political following.

It's a beautiful dress and I see nothing wrong with the words.


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wavegirl22 4 years ago from New York, NY

the make up is gorgeous as is the last picture from fashionlatest!


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

I'm sure you're right Pamela, but the Chinese were laughing anyway. They are now wondering what their English writing really says on T-shorts etc

@Wavegirl, thanks, I thought Katy Perry looked incredible!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Having been raised and still living in an oligarch driven war mongering corporate driven perversion of capitalism....what's wrong with propping up communism?

I don't equate anything resembling righteousness with an economic system. That's what war mongers promote.

She's got a nice Taylor acoustic guitar...but that ...shape of her hair, whuzzup wit dat?


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

You're asking me??


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Oh I dunno. I leave things open ended in case you wish to wax long winded as I like to do.

Not meaning to be a bother, of course....just creating loads of text for the ether.


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

So that is a Taylor guitar? I wouldn't have known that, thanks that may be useful to visitors.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Yes!! There's no question about that at all - the shape of their head stock would be a trademark.

I'd tell you exactly what model it is...but the paint prevents me from being able to do that - most likely that's custom shop done.


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

Ta! Perfect shade of pink too :)


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

lol There's a pretty woman in the pictures and all Todd sees is a guitar. Funny.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Now WAIT JUST A MINUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL!


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

Brilliant!! Well-spotted Pamela!


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

Beautiful is simply an understatement! From head to toe Katy is a masterpiece in motion! What an entertaining hub, great grabber title IzzyM!

Cheers~

K9


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks, she is lovely, isn't she? Worth hubbing about!


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Cagsil 4 years ago from USA or America

Hey Izzy, she does look fantastic in that dress, regardless of what the writing says. I'm not too keen on the hairstyle of her on stage, but she definitely made the outfit look good. Thank you for sharing insight to a star. :) I'm glad she won an award too. It's great accomplishment to have TOP singles(numerous) on one album. It's a trademark of a celebrity who is here to stay. :)


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

I hope so, she has a lovely voice, looks great, sounds great...she has everything going for her :)


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

I can see how the Chinese would be laughing at the dress with their slogan written on it. I recognize the hairstyle in the lower image and video as a 1940s hairstyle that my mother and outer women in the 1940s wore. The beautiful dress is also a take on 1930s and 1940s fashion, whether it is meant to be or not - especially the shoulders.

Rated Up!


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK Author

Hey thanks. I added in a link to the Ministry of Tofu, the site that translates Chinese news stories into English, as there some interesting comments there made by Chinese people. I think the hairstyle is called the Victory Roll as worn by women in the 40s. Thanks for the info on the dress. I am surprised the top part is 30s/40s style, I would have thought 70s.

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