Elsa Hosk is seen on July 02, 2022, ©BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM

There’s the classic leather jacket, the sportier bomber jacket, and there’s also the evergreen moto jacket — but the statement making racing jacket is leaving them all in the dust.

With bright colors abound, loud logos, and eclectic patchwork, the speedy pieces of outerwear have been embraced by the likes of Elsa Hosk, Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Julia Fox, Dua Lipa, and none-other than professional race car driver himself Lewis Hamilton. 

Seen throughout the runways of Roberto Cavalli, Glenn Martens’ Diesel, MM6 Maison Margiela, the racing jacket is going for the gold. Whether you’re ready to hop on the back of a motorcycle or participate in a high-speed chase, the leather statement piece adds the perfect amount of extra edge to an ensemble.

Here, GRAZIA USA has rounded up the latest A-listers to adopt the racing jacket trend, from Elsa Hosk to Dua Lipa. By far the hottest trend of the summer, you can almost smell the burning rubber.

Elsa Hosk

Elsa Hosk is seen on July 02, 2022 ©BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM

Bouncing around LA this week, supermodel Elsa Hosk was spotted donning Closed Official’s Flared-X wide-legged denim, and a cropped white tank, with a black leather jacket, featuring a yellow racing stripe down the arm.


Tyga is seen at Menswear Spring/Summer 2023 on June 22, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

Attending the menswear runway shows in Paris, rapper Tyga made his appearance in a full-leather Givenchy set. Looking like he was headed off the race track, the ensemble comprised of a racing jacket and matching pants in red, white, and black, featuring embroidered patchwork reading, “racing” and “ultra-g.”

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid is seen in Chelsea on May 10, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Stepping out in New York City, supermodel Bella Hadid paired her leather kitten heel pumps with black leather trousers and a rhinestone-embellished butterfly belt. Wearing a canary top with a keyhole cutout, Hadid’s choice of outerwear further pushed the racing jacket’s sartorial influence. In bright yellow leather, the jacket came with motorsports brand Yamaha’s label emblazoned across the front.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton walks in the Paddock prior to final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at the Miami International Autodrome on May 07, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton sported a sleek red and blue colorblocked faux-leather jacket and matching slacks from the Amsterdam-based label Daily Paper to his final practice ahead of the Miami Grand Prix.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is seen on March 03, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Furthering her love for Balenciaga, Kim Kardashian attended the Revolve Social Club VIP Opening at the Revolve Social Club this March, donning her favorite pantaboots, her hourglass handbag, silver sunglasses, and leather gloves. Kardashian made a statement with her leather Balenciaga embossed leather racing jacket, complete with shoulder pads to finish off her look.

Vanessa Hong

Vanessa Hong seen outside Prabal Gurung during New York Fashion Week on February 16, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

Out and about for New York Fashion Week, influencer Vanessa Hong was spotted donning a black leather racing jacket with a yellow patches, as well as checkered arm bands on the sleeves.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa seen arriving back at a hotel on August 25, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

Seen out in her oversized Balenciaga moto jacket time and time again, the designer statement piece is clearly a favorite wardrobe staple of Dua Lipa’s.


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