Katy Perry Paired a Striped Knit With Red Leather in NYC


Katy Perry in a striped wool dress, red leather jacket, and red leather boots
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On the heels of her glossy, high-octane SNL performance last weekend, Katy Perry stepped out with husband Orlando Bloom to see the Broadway show "American Utopia" at the St. James Theater in New York City. 

We love any public appearance by the superstar, but we especially love witnessing one of her fashion moments. This time, Perry donned a knitted, striped midi dress by Italian luxury fashion brand Marni, which she paired with a bright-red faux leather coat and matching boots. The latter were reminiscent of her the form-fitting red bodysuit she wore for her SNL performance, demonstrating Perry's impressive ability to remain on-brand all weekend long. 

Pairing knits and leather, though? Incredible. We love the way the leather toughened up what could have otherwise been a homely winter look. Likewise, the knitted dress prevents the coat-boots combination from looking too campy and softens it for daytime wear. The genius of this look is in its counter-intuitive mixing of textures and patterns: Plush with smooth, shiny with matte, patterned with plain. It inspires us to throw open our closets and reconsider how we can wear our favorite pieces in innovative new ways.

If you're looking to replicate the look exactly, we have bad news for you: The Marni dress and red Materiel coat are both sold out. But you know I wouldn't leave you hanging, so here's a round-up of some excellent alternatives so you can steal Perry's look for the next time you're out on the town.

The Coat

Katy Perry red leather coat and striped dress

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This look by eco-friendly brand Materiel was released as part of their Fall-Winter 2021 Collection. The red version is sold out, but you can still purchase the look in green or black or green. If you're like me, though, and you love an eye-popping red, check out these alternatives.

The Dress

Katy Perry in a striped wool dress, red leather jacket, and red leather boots

(Image credit: Future)

If, like me, you live in the Northeast, then a wool midi dress sounds perfect right about now. Horizontal stripes are also a great go-to way of incorporating classic French style into any look. We've included both muted and colorful options below, of which Katy Perry herself would surely approve.

The Shoes

red leather boots Katy Perry

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Check out the exact pair of Stuart Weitzman boots that Perry rocks below, or if your size isn't in stock (they're selling out fast!), try another one of the brands we found.

Gabrielle Ulubay
Beauty Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, politics, culture, and fashion at Marie Claire and at publications including The New York Times, HuffPost Personal, Bustle, Alma, Muskrat Magazine, O'Bheal, and elsewhere. Her personal essay in The New York Times' Modern Love column kickstarted her professional writing career in 2018, and that piece has since been printed in the 2019 revised edition of the Modern Love book. Having studied history, international relations, and film, she has made films on politics and gender equity in addition to writing about cinema for Film Ireland, University College Cork, and on her personal blog, gabrielleulubay.medium.com. Before working with Marie Claire, Gabrielle worked in local government, higher education, and sales, and has resided in four countries and counting. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, and spent two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy.

Deeply political, she believes that skincare, haircare, and sexual wellness are central tenets to one's overall health and fights for them to be taken seriously, especially for people of color. She also loves studying makeup as a means of artistic expression, drawing on her experience as an artist in her analysis of beauty trends. She's based in New York City, where she can be found watching movies or running her art business when she isn't writing. Find her on Twitter at @GabrielleUlubay or on Instagram at @gabrielle.ulubay, or follow her art at @suburban.graffiti.art