Katy Perry might normally spend two hours putting on makeup, but she's rocking a classic and clean look for the new cover of Elle UK.

In a shoot for the magazine's September issue, the singer completely ditches the cartoon image, appearing in a variety of dark, mod-inspired designer duds with matching '60s-esque coif. The cover photo places Perry in a tweed Dolce & Gabbana peplum number, finished off with a pair of patent-leather kinky boots. Pics inside feature the star wearing clothes by Prada, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and others.

Seriously, would you have recognized Katy if you saw her on the street in this?

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Perry's baby blues are ablaze in the magazine's alternate subscribers cover:

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Yes, looking this good really is that exhausting.

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The photos aren't the only good stuff in the magazine, either -- Perry provides all kinds of interesting, celeb-filled nuggets in the accompanying feature as well! We already told you about how she texted Kristen Stewart to reassure her on those Robert Pattinson rumors, but Katy also dishes on beau John Mayer and gushes over bff Rihanna: "I love her and every time I see her, I'm reminded of the light that she has."

While you wait for the full interview and more pics to hit the Interwebs, you can get a sneak peek of Katy's photo session below!

Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage From Katy Perry's Elle UK Photo Shoot