Zimbio Exclusive: Katy Perry Stylist Johnny Wujek Talks 'California Gurls'

Inset: Johnny Wujek and Katy Perry (Getty Images | Courtesy Image)

Katy Perry in "California Gurls"
It's clear that Katy Perry has a sartorial soul mate in her costume designer and personal stylist Johnny Wujek. The man responsible for the sultry-sweet styling in the gloriously sugary video for "California Gurls" is always at work on Katy's next red carpet coup, whether it's a battery-operated LED dress or a pair of crystal-encrusted Daisy Dukes. "There is nothing Katy and I can't pull off," he told Zimbio via email. "We're always on the same page and together through all our costumes. We bbm [BlackBerry Message] back and forth all day everyday about ideas. And costume updates."

"There is nothing Katy and I can't pull off." Wujek, who has been helping to craft Katy's look since her girl-kissing days, says Perry's "California Gurls" video is his new favorite, thanks to its sweet inspiration. "Katy loves her some candy," he said. "She came up with the whole California Candyland idea. And she came up with the Cool Whip bra."

The bra to which Wujek refers is, of course, the whipped cream cannon-fortified brassiere that Katy uses to smother her sugar-coated enemies in the clip. Somehow, the bra hasn't managed to raise as many eyebrows as the latex Katy's been wearing everywhere from LA to London. The trick to wearing fetish mini dresses, Wujek explains, is to "let the latex do all the work." But sex shop wear aside, Katy has her limits: Wujek says you'll never see her step out in fur.

Wujek and Perry (Getty)
Wujek, a former model, launched a capsule collection for hipster footwear brand Modern Vintage not too long ago. He says would like to launch a line of his own — perhaps after he's finished with the final touches on Katy Perry's candy cane rocker. "It's something I really want to do, but it takes focus and time, which I don't really have extra of. So I guess when the time is right. I'm super excited about it."


Watch "California Gurls" below:

More pictures of Johnny Wujek:
Johnny Wujek Picture Johnny Wujek Picture Johnny Wujek Picture Katy Perry (R) and Johnny Wujek (L) attend the  Bondi Blonde's Style Mansion at the Style Mansion International on  February 9, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Noel  Vasquez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Katy Perry;Johnny Wujek Actress Rachel Bilson (L) and stylist Johnny  Wujek pose at the launch party for Chip and Pepper's C7P denim line at  the Sunset Tower Hotel on July 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. Actress Rachel Bilson (L) and stylist Johnny  Wujek pose at the launch party for Chip and Pepper's C7P denim line at  the Sunset Tower Hotel on July 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

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