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Katy Perry Was Cowgirl Barbie at the 2016 ACM Awards

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Katy Perry arrived at the American Country Music Awards dressed as your 4-year-old niece's idea of a cowgirl. It's a vision shared by Moschino's Creative Director and frequent Perry collaborator Jeremy Scott, the man responsible for her technicolor look (he also walked her down the red carpet).

A reasonable thing to wonder is, "Why is Katy Perry at the ACM Awards, especially when there's a perfectly good iHeartRadio Awards, which honors her pop music peers, to attend tonight?" She's there to present the Tex Ritter Award to American treasure Dolly Parton. They'll also perform a duet, a combination of Parton's "Coat of Many Colors" and the classic "Jolene." "But that seems so strange" is another reasonable thing to be thinkingWell, there's a perfectly good rationale for that. Here's the full look, including fringe, fishnets, belt buckle, cow hide, and probably a bumpit in there somewhere:

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