Last night’s ‘Rockstar 101’ performance on American Idol in a slick black PVC catsuit wasn’t the first time Rihanna has donned the sexy onesie style. You’ll recall she wore a one-shouldered and one-legged
black and white version at the 2010 Superbowl and a white bondage cut-out number at the American Music Awards in November ’09.
Rihanna Performance Catsuits
Rihanna Rude Boy Video Catsuits
2010: Rihanna sports two catsuits--a gold studded one and another decorated with Keith Haring-like pop art graphics--in her rasta-tinged "Rude Boy" video. We suppose it’s a tad more demure than going completely pantless.
Ke$ha In Zebra Catsuit
March 19, 2010: The perma-disheveled popstar Ke$ha leaves a club in London in late February wearing a zebra catsuit similar to Ciara’s ‘Love, Sex & Magic’ costume.
Jan 29, 2010: Kelis shows off her post-baby bod in late January at wil.i.am’s Data Awards, wearing a pink PVC catsuit, horns and armadillo heels by the late Alexander McQueen.
Jennifer Lopez Catsuit
Jan 1, 2010: J.Lo, in a bronze and bedazzled spandex catsuit, tries unsuccessfully to rock Dick Clark’s 2010 New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in Times Square.
Amber Rose, Kelly Rowland Catsuit
Sept 15, 2009: Amber Rose in metallic Pam Hogg catsuit.
October 15, 2009: Kelly Rowland wears a gold paneled number by famed British catsuit maker Pam Hogg at the 2009 MTV Latin American Music Awards in October--one month after Amber Rose was photographed wearing an identical silver version.
Amber Rose Catsuit
Sept 13, 2009: Perhaps the only lady that can rival Rihanna for catsuit-wearing supremacy, we can at least give it to Amber Rose for rocking them first. Here, she dons a trippy graphic bodysuit at a screening of
‘Good Hair’ in October '09, a snakeskin version at the MTV Music Awards a month earlier and the aforementioned Pam Hogg style (accessorized with creepy contacts).
Amber Rose Catsuit
October 5, 2009: Amber Rose at The Cinema Society and Target screening of 'Good Hair' at the IFC Center in New York City
Nov 27, 2008: Beyonce can claim dibs to wearing a catsuit way before any of the other R&B chicks on this list. She played the modern pin-up in a leopard print version for her 2007 ‘Kitty Kat’ video, and went sleek and minimal for her November 2008 appearance on The Today Show.
2009: Ciara gets in touch with her wild side in a zebra stripe catsuit in the overtly sexy ‘Love, Sex & Magic’ video. Of course, Beyonce did almost the exact same thing two years earlier.
Lady Gaga Catsuits
January 2009: And the award for the most revealing catsuit goes to, who else, Lady Gaga.
Serena Williams Catsuit
2002 U.S. Open: While it doesn’t exactly cover her from head to toe, Serena William’s riskay second-skin get-up at the 2002 US Open was dubbed a “catsuit” and helped put her on the fashion map.
Lil Kim Catsuits
September 9,1999: Lil Kim notoriously rocked with one boob out at the MTV Video Music Awards, and more recently the Queen B sported a black spandex number
Halle Berry Catsuit
2001: In 2000 Halle Berry showed off her enviable curves in a black leather catsuit as Storm in X-Men. Four years, in her title role as Catwoman, she wore the sexy villian’s signature catsuit, albeit as a two-piece.
Eartha Kitt Catsuit
1960s: One of the original Catwomen, the queen of the purr Eartha Kitt wore a sparkly black catsuit--and pointy ears to match--while starring in the ’67-’68 Batman television series, replacing Julie Newmar.