Katy Perry’s fashion evolution away from candy-coated costumes continues, as the singer lands her first Vogue cover for the magazine’s July 2013 issue. Vogue revealed the cover on their Facebook page, where Katy is seen in a flowered dress from Rodarte’s fall 2013 collection, looking much different than it did on the runway, and is photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
Perry has been bolstering her presence among the high-fashion set, turning up at the Met Gala (co-sponsored by Vogue) on May 6 in a goth-royalty combination look that was a salute to British punk.
In a behind the scenes video with Perry on Vogue.com, she reveals some secrets of her beauty routine, including some self-evaluation from the singer. She characterizes herself and her glam team as to coming into a more age-appropriate era in her make-up and reveals that her heavy make-up in the early days was to cover bad skin and acne, which she feels has improved as she’s aged — thus resolving many of her skin insecurities.