The California Gurls singer is ready to drop her debut range of shoes, Katy Perry Collections, later this month (Feb17) and is offering 40 designs in total. To give each pair a more personal feel, the 32-year-old star paid tribute to the women she admires by giving her shoe designs names, starting with The Hillary, a pink pump with silver stars in the clear heel named after Hillary Clinton.

Katy was one of Hillary's high profile supports during the bitter 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, which saw the Democratic Party presidential candidate lose to former reality TV host Donald Trump.

“I’m basically leading the way in creativity,” Katy told PeopleStyle. “I chose some of my favourite girlfriends and my female family members and named all the shoes after them... I tried to pair the shoes that best represented their personality.

"I didn’t necessarily shape the shoe after them, but I decided to make the shoes more name specific in the end.” Other celebrities bestowed with the honour include Girls stars Lena Dunham and Allison Williams.

“Fashion is a way to express yourself, so I wanted to make personality pieces that will help you put an exclamation mark at the end of your wardrobe,” the musician explained.

For Katy fashion has always been integral to her career as a pop star, and it's something she says that helped her to make friends when she first moved to Los Angeles.

“When I first got to L.A., I cultivated my style on a budget, always shopping at thrift stores or vintage stores,” Katy recalled. “That’s what is so great about fashion. It’s a form of communication. You don’t have to start a smoking habit to start talking to someone. You can just wear cool shoes. It’s an icebreaker.”

The singer who recently debuted her new track Chained to the Rhythm is currently preparing for a performance at the Grammys on Sunday (12Feb17),