Katy Perry's enormous 500ft dress train actually had a secret message

It's Katy's world and we're just living in it

Katy Perry arrives at The Ritz Hotel in a stretch limousine during the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024/25 as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2024 in Paris, France.
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Katy Perry, she of cupcake bra fame, has never struggled to surprise fans with her fashion choices.

Still, an outfit she wore recently during Paris Couture Week surely takes the cake (pun intended) for one of Katy's most surprising looks of all time.

Arriving to the Ritz Hotel, the singer hopped out of a car in what at first may have seemed like quite a normal red bodycon, one-shouldered mini-dress, but as she kept walking away from the vehicle, it became clear that Katy was being followed by a completely massive train.

Katy Perry arrives at The Ritz Hotel in a stretch limousine during the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024/25 as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2024 in Paris, France

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In fact, according to Rolling Stone, the train measured some 500 feet long, which is just so extra to start with.

But the surprises didn't stop there: as the train unfurled more and more, it became clear to onlookers that the fabric had words printed on it.

The words in question? Fans are pretty sure they're actually the lyrics to Katy's next single, titled "Woman's World."

Unfortunately, it was a bit hard to make out all of the words, since Katy was walking fairly fast and the fabric was folding over as she went.

Still, we do already know some of the words to "Woman's World" as Katy has previously released a preview for the song, which includes the lyrics: "She's a mother / Open your eyes, just look around and you'll discover / You know / It's a woman's world and you're lucky to be living in it / Uh-huh, uh-huh"

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While in Paris, Katy also made waves when she walked the runway at the Vogue World: Paris show, dressed in a sculptural cut-out black leather dress and completely naked under it.

Katy Perry walks the runway during Vogue World: Paris at Place Vendome on June 23, 2024 in Paris, France

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As for Katy's new music, fans could not be more excited for it, as she hasn't released an album since 2020. Woman's World, the album, will be released on July 11.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for Cosmopolitan.com in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.