Zooey Deschanel at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party and Katy Perry at the 2013 American Music Awards.
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Zooey Deschanel and Katy Perry can’t resist a good throwback. The adorkable queen of retro and the pinup pop star have always had an amazing ability to pull off vintage styles without looking like they just raided the back of their grandma’s closet. For this reason alone, it’s pretty spectacular that it’s taken this long for the pair’s wardrobe to overlap. But it finally happened. Zooey just stepped out in strapless, floral, polka-dotted Oscar de la Renta dress at the annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party—very similar to the one Katy wore to the AMAs back in November.
Zooey’s look was lighter than Katy's—the ruffled tiers gave the dress an airy feel and the softer pastel tulips read as springy, compared to Perry’s gothic rose garden. Fittingly, Zooey went with a low-key beauty look—tousled waves, heavy-handed mascara, and neutral lipstick—and a clean, simple purse.
Not surprisingly, Katy played up the retro theme to the max, matching her rosebud ring and speckled nail polish to the floral, polka-dot pattern. Beauty-wise, Perry went for old Hollywood vixen with classic waves, red lipstick, and a smoky eye.
Their approaches were yin and yang—one went dark while the other kept it light—so we’re turning this one over to you: Who wore it better?