Celebrity Katy Perry Glows in a Sparkling Ensemble to Award a $50,000 Scholarship By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on October 14, 2016 @ 02:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Casey Rodgers/AP Images With the spirit and sparkle of generosity, Katy Perry glowed at the Staples for Students Winners VIP Celebration on Thursday for a reception to honor the lucky winners of an education-based sweepstakes. The politically and socially active superstar rolled up to the Los Angeles event on Thursday in a black and gold ensemble that leaned toward the conservative save for a flash of sequins that embellished the bodice. The Roar singer gave her ensemble a dark base by wearing a black turtleneck under the plunging sequined Max Mara dress, which also bore a beige pencil skirt with black and white panel accents, for a truly dynamic and fiery getup. Perry wore her raven-hued mane pin straight and parted down the middle to create a symmetry that flowed throughout the look. The singer complemented her dark strands with a set of gleaming gold earrings and a small nose ring and finished off her look with a pair of medium brown pumps and a black manicure. Watch Katy Perry Get Naked at the Polls in This Hilarious #VoterRegistrationDay Video VIDEO: 10 of Katy Perry’s Best Instagrams Katy, you’re a firework.