The one detail you didn’t notice about Katy Perry’s One Love Manchester dress

It’ll make you cry

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It’ll make you cry

Like most of the UK, you probably spent last night watching Ariane Grande’s One Love Manchester concert, in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack.

To say it was an incredibly emotional and powerful night is an understatement. In-between songs, the 23-year-old tearfully spoke about meeting the victims’ families, and she was joined by Miley Cyrus, Take That, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Coldplay and Pharell Williams amongst others.

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Katy Perry also took to the stage to perform Part of Me and Roar. She wore a white dress teamed with a floor-length feather coat and ankle boots.

What you might have missed though is this poignant detail: the back of her dress was heart-shaped and featured pictures of the victims of the attack.

It was a touching tribute that we’ll be honest, brought tears to our eyes.

That little detail was one of many showing unity and defiance against terrorism, like the fact the evening raised over £2m for the victims.

You can still donate £5 to the We Love Manchester fund, by texting LOVE to 70507. Texts cost £5 plus your standard network rate, with 100% of your donation going to the We Love Manchester Fund.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.