She may known for her love of bright colours, but Katy Perry has now shown the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.
The singer looks more glamorous than ever in a stunning black and white photo shoot for the March issue of Interview magazine. The 27-year-old channels old Hollywood in the series of sexy burlesque inspired shots.
One image shows the pop star standing in a silver beaded dress as she poses with her hands, clad in opera gloves, behind her head.
In another raunchier photograph the brunette sits backwards on a chair, showing off fishnet tights and wearing long bejewelled gloves. She shows a different side of herself in the photo shoot with thick, winged black eyeliner, pale lips and teased, bedhead hair.
On the cover of the magazine, Katy appears to be wearing nothing more than a studded, sequinned bra, long, black gloves and chandelier earrings.
more pictures after the break...