Katy was literally en route (parade style, it seems) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC ahead of the Gala Monday, when all of the sudden her 1930s-style whip wouldn’t start about a block away from the venue. Eyewitnesses say it was working just fine moments earlier.
In the video — obtained by TMZ — you see the panic set in as her driver tries a couple times to get it turned on, to no avail at first. Luckily for her … the third (fourth? fifth?) time proved to be a charm. She got a big cheer from the crowd around her … and someone even called her “such a babe” and “so hot” in her fallen angel outfit.
It’s a good thing Katy got there, too — she ended up being one of the many talked about fashionistas of the night. Must’ve had someone looking out from above … it was kinda hard to miss her.