Rihanna Channels Princess Diana in Direct-from-the-Runway Look

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Few are able to snag designs that just got off the runway quite like Rihanna (she’s so good, she even has a song about it). It should be no surprise then that the singer is already wearing full looks from Off-White’s latest collection, which debuted at the end of September during Paris Fashion Week.

The look in question was modeled by breakout star Kaia Gerber just a couple short weeks before finding its way onto Rihanna. The cropped blazer with oversized shoulders, mom jeans, and calf-high boots are directly inspired by Princess Diana’s off-duty fashion; as designer Virgil Abloh has explained, “[Diana] was a strong individual that despite her position had her own personal taste and it came out through the clothes. . . . It’s an inspiration.” Rihanna posted photos to her Instagram of her wearing the look in New York, posing in the same place she was found twerking backstage at the 2014 C.F.D.A. Fashion Awards in the now-infamous sheer Adam Selman gown.

This isn’t the first time Rihanna has casually stepped out in very, very fresh designer clothes. In the summer of 2013, she posted a photo to her Instagram showing off a just-debuted menswear look presented in Givenchy’s spring 2014 collection. Later, in March 2014, she stepped out in an oversized chain necklace with a lock pendant that was shown just one week earlier during Chanel’s fall 2014 show in Paris. When Rihanna sings “Phresh Out the Runway,” she actually means it.

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Full ScreenPhotos:The Princess Diana Moments That Inspired Virgil Abloh’s Latest Off-White Collection
Diana at a polo match (1983)

Diana at a polo match (1983)

Photo: Left, by Tim Graham; Right, by Richard Bord, both from Getty Images.

Diana at Guards Polo Club (1988)

Diana at Guards Polo Club (1988)

Photo: Left, by Tim Graham, both from Getty Images.

Diana with William and Harry on a ski trip in Austria (1991)

Diana with William and Harry on a ski trip in Austria (1991)

Photo: Left, by Tim Graham, both from Getty Images.

Diana at the Serpentine Gallery (1994)

Diana at the Serpentine Gallery (1994)

Photo: Left, by Jayne Fincher, both from Getty Images.

Diana at the Royal Parks Office in Hyde Park (1995)

Diana at the Royal Parks Office in Hyde Park (1995)

Photo: Left, by Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/REX/Shutterstock; Right, from Getty Images.

Diana on the British Royal Tour of Australia (1983)

Diana on the British Royal Tour of Australia (1983)

Photo: Left, from REX/Shutterstock; Right, by Richard Bord/Getty Images.

Diana at the V&A Museum (1981)

Diana at the V&A Museum (1981)

Photo: Left, by Tim Graham; Right, by Richard Bord, both from Getty Images.

Diana at a polo match (1983)

Diana at a polo match (1983)

Left, by Tim Graham; Right, by Richard Bord, both from Getty Images.

Diana at Guards Polo Club (1988)

Diana at Guards Polo Club (1988)

Left, by Tim Graham, both from Getty Images.

Diana with William and Harry on a ski trip in Austria (1991)

Diana with William and Harry on a ski trip in Austria (1991)

Left, by Tim Graham, both from Getty Images.

Diana at the Serpentine Gallery (1994)

Diana at the Serpentine Gallery (1994)

Left, by Jayne Fincher, both from Getty Images.

Diana on her first official trip to Wales (1981)

Diana on her first official trip to Wales (1981)

Left, by Tim Graham; Right, by Francois Guillot/AFP, both from Getty Images.

Diana leaving the Chelsea Harbour Club (1995)

Diana leaving the Chelsea Harbour Club (1995)

Left, by Anwar Hussein/WireImage; Right, by Richard Bord, both from Getty Images.

Diana at Wimbledon (1981)

Diana at Wimbledon (1981)

Left, from Colorsport/REX/Shutterstock; Right, by Francois Guillot/AFP, both from Getty Images.

Diana at America’s Cup Ball at the Grosvenor House hotel (1986)

Diana at America’s Cup Ball at the Grosvenor House hotel (1986)

Left, by Anwar Hussein; Right, by Richard Bord, both from Getty Images.

Diana visiting her brother Charles’s new baby (1994)

Diana visiting her brother Charles’s new baby (1994)

Left, by Julian Parker/UK Press, both from Getty Images.

Diana at the Royal Parks Office in Hyde Park (1995)

Diana at the Royal Parks Office in Hyde Park (1995)

Left, by Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/REX/Shutterstock; Right, from Getty Images.

Diana on the British Royal Tour of Australia (1983)

Diana on the British Royal Tour of Australia (1983)

Left, from REX/Shutterstock; Right, by Richard Bord/Getty Images.

Diana at the V&A Museum (1981)

Diana at the V&A Museum (1981)

Left, by Tim Graham; Right, by Richard Bord, both from Getty Images.

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