Leather is synonymous with the classic moto jacket, but it’s a surprisingly versatile fabric that can be worn as crop tops, leggings, dresses & more, which some of your favorite stars have demonstrated.
Lupita Nyong’o, 36, proved that leather is the sexiest outfit, when she looked drop-dead-gorgeous at the Dior Cruise 2020 show in Marrakech, Morocco on April 29. The actress arrived in head-to-toe Dior, wearing a black leather bodysuit which featured short sleeves, a wrap front, and a collar, while the bottom half of the one-piece was made up of super short hot pants. On top of the bodysuit, she donned a gorgeous sheer black maxi skirt, while the hem of the flowy skirt was decorated in gorgeous blue and green floral embroidery. Around her waist she donned a black leather Dior belt bag, and topped her look off with blue ankle-strap sandals. Meanwhile, Katie Holmes, 40, rocked a leather look that same night, when she headed to the 14th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner hosted by Chanel, at Balthazar restaurant in New York City, on April 29. Katie went with a much sexier look than she usually wears when she donned a full Zeynep Arcay black leather suit. Katie opted to go completely braless under the double-breasted blazer with gold buttons, and paired the jacket with super skin-tight black leather skinny pants. She accessorized her look with a big coral Chanel quilted cross-body bag, adding a bold pop of color, and topped the look off with simple black pointy-toed pumps.
Leather’s not a trend — it’s a lifestyle. And that’s why it was one of the most popular fabrics of choice for outerwear, both on and off the runway, during Paris Fashion Week! Bella Hadid, 22, wore a black leather trench coat from Alyx Studio on the streets of France’s capital on March 3, proving that the cyberpunk trend has yet to die out. Fellow model Kaia Gerber, 17, also took a break from walking down the runway to walk down the streets in a black leather jacket by Ralph Lauren, cut as a flared blazer. Idris Elba, who was crowned the “Sexiest Man Alive” for People’s Nov. 2018 cover, wore that title well in a Givenchy jacket to the Turn Up Charlie premiere in West Hollywood on March 2. Unlike your typical leather jacket, the Givenchy piece was a hybrid of leather and black nylon. Don’t be afraid to mix and match fabrics — or wear it with an extra kick. Hailey Baldwin, 22, did just that by rocking an Alberta Ferretti biker jacket, lined with a generous amount of fringe, en route to a therapy session with husband Justin Bieber in New York City on Feb. 28 — see the western look below.
Of course, leather isn’t strictly reserved for jackets and coats. Like Hailey, Priyanka Chopra, 36, also wore Alberta Ferretti, but paired the designer pants with a leather crop top. We also saw Kendall Jenner, 23, shake up the norm by wearing not a trench leather coat, but a leather trench minidress by Longchamp for the brand’s New York Fashion Week show on Feb. 9.
Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about pants. Khloe Kardashian, 34, and Rita Ora, 28, made great cases as for why you should venture from your everyday denim. See more photos of stars in edgy leather looks in HollywoodLife’s gallery above!