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Hey Katie Holmes, We Bet You Never Pictured Rihanna Wearing Your Clothes

10/15/2013 at 12:12 PM ET

Rihanna Wears Holmes & YangSplash News Online

By this point, few of us find any of Rihanna’s wardrobe choices surprising. Yet we have a feeling her latest ensemble might have taken at least one person by surprise: Katie Holmes.

The singer stepped out in Sydney over the weekend wearing a cropped moto jacket and matching suede trousers by Holmes’s fashion label, Holmes & Yang. And somehow, we don’t think RiRi was the consumer Holmes and her long-term stylist/design partner Jeanne Yang had in mind when creating their “comfortable” and “simple” pieces.

The Rihanna way to wear the suede separates: styling the coat as a crop top (naturally) and pulling her pants down to expose her black undies. The Holmes & Yang way (below): Pair the jacket with a black high-waisted pants and an ivory cami, and style the suede bottoms with a demure silk tie-front blouse, for a very classic, all-American vibe.

Which is why we imagine Katie Holmes wondering how her designs got into the hands of the risk-taking popstar, who usually favors looks like this and this.

Rihanna Wears Holmes & YangCourtesy Holmes & Yang

One thing we do know for sure: You need a pop star budget to afford the pricey pieces in the Holmes & Yang collection. The jacket retails for $2,400 and the pants $1,850, bringing the outfit in at over $4,000. Yup, you can buy a car with that.

What do you think of RiRi’s look? Can she pull off the Holmes & Yang ensemble? Do you think the designers would be surprised?

–Brittany Talarico

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Brandee on

That’s the nicest outfit she’s worn in a long time, if ever. Saw her at The Grove in L.A. and she looked like a normal girl. She was dressed in normal clothes and no one said a thing to her. She had on jeans, t-shirt, a brown, wool cape and a knitted cap with no make-up, she looked real cute.

Charlie on

I like it

Jen on

I’m definitely not a Rhianna Fan – but seriously, this is what true style is all about. You take items you like and combine them the way they suit yourself and your taste. Not the designers lookbook.

Goldie1942 on

I can’t believe Katie and her partner are shocked at the way the pieces are being worn. It actually looks better than the way they had in mind!

New Orleans on

I’m sure the designers weren’t shocked by who was wearing the outfit. They sold an over-priced outfit, they were probably thrilled just by that!!

alecia on

Even if I was a millionaire, I wouldn’t pay that for clothes. To mnay people are in need. I couldn’t justify that kind of money spent like that!

Kim on

Wow, that’s the best she’s looked in ages! She’s wearing it better than the way it’s “supposed” to be worn! Bravo!

TonyTitan on

You could put Rihanna in a burlap sack and she’d “Rock it”.
BonJovi said it best when she performed with him for ‘Living on a Prayer’ at a concert a few years back. “The most beautiful woman in the world”.
Now if she’d just get Chris Brown out of her life…

Elina on

Wow, she is actually covered up! Sorry to say though Katie Holmes’ line looks a little lame.

MJ on

She looks great! The best I’ve ever seen her!

seycas on

Can’t imagine why anyone would pay $4000 for something that she’ll probably wear once … which brings me to the second thought … what do they do with the ‘once worn items’?

Marie on

Something that is being insinuated in the article is rubbing me the wrong way… Rihanna is a consumer, so why would you be surprised that she bought something that is for sale?

Dezz on

The outfit looks smashing on her. It is the first time I think she looks like a pretty wopman with alot of class.

Dezz on

Yeah Rihanna gives it a modern edge, Perhaps Katie and her partner should take a little hint on styling

Charli on

IT’s a cute outfit and tasteful

Mellie on

I fully expected something MUCH worse!! I actually kinda like it…

Annie on

WHY oh why do women want to show their underwear. Isn’t it enough that thugs wear there underwear and pants down to their knees. Come on, you can have fun with clothes and NOT look like trash.

sam on

Why would Katie be surprised that RiRi bought her clothes, isn’t that the point, for people to buy them.. Such a silly article.

SHU on

Why is People throwing shade at Rhianna, as if she isn’t the kind of clientele that Holmes’ clothes were designed for? This reminds me of the Cristal Champagne issues with hip hop artists- who, for some reason, weren’t good enough for the product. Not a good look, People Mag, not a good look. Rhianna is exactly the kind of clientele for this line – and she actually improved the look. Holmes should thank her.

gloria on

She for sure made it look better than the designers…if you can actually call what Katie Holmes does is designing. The clothes are boring and way too expensive.

Gigi on

Katie Holmes owes Rihanna for bringing some kind purpose to these otherwise overpriced, bland duds. I don’t know how Rihanna did it but she made the clothes look good.

Melissa on

She wasn’t even in Sydney over the weekend… she is in South Africa doing a concert, she did a show Sunday night and last night…. she was definitely not in Sydney!!!!!

veronica on

i like it except for the black undie

Guest on

This is a nice outfit, what’s crazy about it?
People Mag has gotten so stupid.

Alisha on

I definitely like Rihanna’s version of the look better than what Katie and her partner did for the photo of the clothes. If the clothes were more affordable I might even consider buying them. But those prices are way out of my price range and many other peoples price range I am sure!!!!!

Danielle on

I love the comfort and practicality of this outfit……..It’s a fresh idea and does’ t constrict your body like the skinny jeans do…your body can breathe and I thank Holmes for this wonderful and healthy idea.

Raianna on

it an ok outfit but I wouldn’t wear it

Pat on

i think she looks nice in the outfit….it looks good on her…the two models that are wearing the outfit looks drab….

rozy on

I couldn’t see spending that kind of money on clothes .. period .. but good for them… as for how it looks, it looks good on her the way she has it, but you also have to have the body for it to pull it off (or put it on haha) like she did

macy on

Love the outfit on Rihanna! I’m sure Katie is flattered to have her wearing her clothes – and is probably delighted at the edgy twist Rihanna put on the jacket & trousers.

brandi on

why would katie care how someone wears them or who wears them as long as they bought her clothes?

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