Katy Perry dazzles in a gold costume as she performs in Buenos Aires
She’s almost six months into her 11-month Witness world tour, which has taken her to Canada, the United Arab Emirates, her native US and Chile.
And Katy Perry, 33, treated her fans to a performance to remember on Sunday night, when her roadshow took her to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the latest concert in her exhaustive list of planned city stops.
The pop star wowed as she hit Club Ciudad’s stage in an eye-catching gold robotic-style costume with matching thigh-high boots, which was reminiscent of the skimpy ensemble Jane Fonda wore for her titular role in the 1968 classic film Barbarella.
Goldwn: Katy Perry, left, performed at Club Ciudad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in an ensemble reminiscent of the costume Jane Fonda, right, wore in her 1968 classic Barbarella on Sunday
Katy’s outfit featured a high-neckline zip-up sleeveless, thigh-grazing minidress, which she teamed with matching sleeve attachments and light gold leotard to protect her modesty as she writhed around on the expansive stage.
With her platinum blonde tresses styled in a sleek short cut, she added an extra splash of coolness to her look with a pair of cat eye sunglasses.
Her look was very much reminiscent of the ensembles Jane Fonda, now 80, sported when she appeared in her science fiction movie back in the late ’60s.
Barbarella, based on the French comics by Jean-Claude Forest, inspired the movie, which showed the actress portray a sexy crime-fighter, who attempted to thwart the sinister plans of weapons inventor Durand-Durand.
Zipped up: Katy’s outfit featured a high-neckline zip-up sleeveless, thigh-grazing minidress
Thigh’s the limit: The 33-year-old singer stood tall in a pair of matching gold thigh-high boots
Details: She added matching sleeve attachments and light gold leotard to protect her modesty
While Firework singer Katy has just kicked off the South American leg of her Witness tour, her dispute over the ownership of a Los Angeles convent took a tragic turn on Friday, when an elderly nun died in court.
Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, collapsed in court in the middle of a hearing on the long-running matter.
Sister Catherine was one of two nuns who had tried to sell the Los Feliz convent where they lived to a restaurant owner named Dana Hollister for just $44,000, as an alternative to selling it to the pop star.
Adding a splash of coolness: With her platinum blonde tresses styled in a sleek short cut, she added an extra splash of coolness to her look with a pair of cat eye sunglasses
Visuals: To add to her futuristic look, the star danced around on a stage filled with graphics
Say my name, say my name: The star sported gold earrings which featured her initials ‘KP’
Katy had offered to buy it from Archdiocese of Los Angeles for almost $15million in 2014 – but the nuns were outspoken opponents to the deal.
For while Katy is the daughter of two Pentecostal pastors, the outspoken sisters felt she was an unworthy owner of their former home.
Sister Catherine had even spoken publicly against selling the property to Katy, insisting that she was the wrong person to maintain the convent’s legacy.
During an interview in 2015, she explained: ‘After she spoke [about] her lifestyle, and what we have been teaching for years and our older sisters have been teaching, and what we believe in, [she] just did not fit.’
Dazzling: Her ensemble was given an extra dazzling touch with the addition of embellishments
Inspired? The California native appeared to have taken inspiration from Jane Fonda’s hit film
Katy and the Archdiocese successfully sued Hollister over her interference in their deal; they were awarded $15million between them in punitive damages in December.
Hours before her death during a post-judgement hearing, Sister Catherine pleaded with the Roar hitmaker to back off, saying during an interview with Fox11 LA: ‘And to Katy Perry, please stop.
‘It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people.’
She and Sister Rita Callanan claimed to have documents from the Vatican which proved they were the rightful owners of the 1927-built Bernard Maybeck-designed compound, which they had lived in since 1978.
On the road: She’s almost six months into her 11-month Witness world tour, which has taken her to Canada, the United Arab Emirates, her native US and Chile
Worldwide: Her tour will also include stops in Europe, Asia, South Africa, Mexico and Australia
They said the Archdiocese should not have become involved in the case.
‘You have stolen the property of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart. Please archbishop… Do what is right in your heart,’ Callahan begged in the televised interview just before her friend’s death.
They defended Hollister, who wanted to turn the 20,000 square-foot property into a boutique hotel with the nun’s blessing, but has now been forced to declare bankruptcy.
‘We asked her to save us, to buy the property,’ the late Holzman said. ‘She had nothing to do with forcing herself on us.’
Tragic turn of events: Her dispute over the ownership of a Los Angeles convent took a tragic turn on Friday, when an elderly nun died in court
Show must go on: News of the death came to light as the star’s tour took her to Santiago, Chile
Hollister had listed her net worth on a loan application at around $16 million in 2014.
While Hollister’s bid of $44,000 was accepted by the nuns, Perry was willing to pay $10million to the nuns in cash, plus an additional $4.5 million for the home’s House of Prayers, an Archdiocese spokesperson previously told DailyMail.com.
A judge voided Hollister’s sale last year, saying the archdiocese had the right to sell the property, not the nuns.
In December a jury in LA awarded a total of $10 million in punitive damages to Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; It followed an earlier decision to award $5 million in compensatory damages divided between the two entities on November 17.
In the lawsuit, the jury found that Hollister interfered with contractual relations and other misdeeds. They also found that her actions led to Perry and the archdiocese having to pay exorbitant lawyer fees and other costs, which Hollister should get the bill for.
Back off: Hours before her death Hours before her death, Sister Catherine Rose Holzman pleaded with the Roar hitmaker to back off
Final trip: Sister Holzman and Sister Rita Callanan arrived in court on Friday for a post-judgement hearing
The Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary haven’t lived in the convent for several years, with the archdiocese emptying it against their wishes in 2011.
Even before the dispute over ownership, The Sisters were at loggerheads with the archdiocese.
Back in the 1960s they abandoned the practice of wearing habits and and wanted to set their own bedtimes and times to pray.
However a crackdown by the archdiocese followed. When the Vatican refused to step in, 300 nuns broke with the church and formed their own community.
On her side: They defended Dana Hollister (left), who wanted to turn the convent into a boutique hotel with the nuns blessing, but has now been forced to declare bankruptcy
Under dispute: Katy Perry had made an offer of $15million for the spacious Los Feliz convent