Billboard ‘Woman of the Year’ honoree Katy Perry attended the annual event held at Capitale in New York City on Friday afternoon.

The singer went all-American with a ruffled persimmon Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013 dress.

Despite an ‘A’ for effort, Katy couldn’t create fireworks with this over-accessorized attempt at uptown elegance, made all the more matronly with her stiff-looking news anchor coiffe.

Had Katy loosened the bun, lost the belt, and swapped the bedazzled Oscar de la Renta peep-toe pumps for a pair of sexy strappy sandals, she could’ve easily transformed this look from dowdy to dreamy.

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