Katy Perry gives shoutout to fashion assistants at Harper’s Bazaar party

Katy Perry attends the Harper’s BAZAAR ICONS event during Fashion Week on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2015 in New York. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

NEW YORK – At an exclusive and intimate New York Fashion Week party, Katy Perry dedicated a song not to fabulous designers or picture-perfect models, but to their assistants.

Perry closed her 30-minute set at the Plaza Hotel on Wednesday with her inspirational and anthemic No. 1 hit, “Firework.” Before singing the tune, she told the audience:

“I always feel like an outcast or a black sheep because I’m no longer sample size.”

Then she said to the few hundred lively guests, “This next song is a song I want you to remember when you’re going about your day and you rip your pants, you have two Band-Aids fall off of the back of your heel, you’re sweating, there’s coffee all over your blouse. I’m talking about all the assistants here. And you feel, maybe, like a little plastic bag.”

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“We’re all human,” she said. “We all start somewhere.”

Perry performed at a party by Harper’s Bazaar honouring women in fashion.

“Ladies, make some noise if you’re in the house,” she yelled. “Fashion Week’s almost over – you can drink as much as you want.”

She kicked off her set with “Roar” and performed popular hits like “I Kissed a Girl,” “Teenage Dream” and “Dark Horse.”

Perry was honoured Wednesday alongside Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Willow Smith, Jessica Chastain, Dakota Johnson and others. Attendees included Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Rita Ora, Kate Upton, Jaden Smith and R&B singer Maxwell.

“You paved the way for so many of us,” Perry said of Carey.

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