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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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.

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