Tim Gunn on Katie Holmes's Baggy Jeans: "I Don't Get It"

08/27/2008 at 02:15 PM ET

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Tim Gunn is never shy about his opinions on Project Runwaycalling a dress a “pterodactyl out of a gay Jurassic Park” isn’t exactly holding back. And when PEOPLE talked to the debonair fashion expert at the Tide and Downy Total Care Launch Party, he expressed his disapproval of Katie Holmes‘s recent penchant for fall’s new baggy jeans. “I have to say, Katie Holmes has become so much more sophisticated in so many ways, but I think she’s in a dip right now. I can’t explain it.” Gunn actually sees the adaptation of the new look as a move back towards her younger look, saying “She ascended from this tomboyish waif look to an incredible sexy sophisticate. We realize how much style she’s capable of. I don’t get it.” But for those of us who are digging Katie’s baggy look (also spotted on Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston), Gunn does give us hope. “With the right shape, it can work very well.” – Jessica Gold Haralson

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Seriously, People? on

I love the bit at the end “But for those of us who are digging Katie‚Äôs baggy look…”

I can not see how this “style” is appealing to ANYONE. It reminds me of the rant Cher had in Clueless about how guys in the ’90’s fall out bed into their clothes, plop a hat over their greasy hair and expect girls to swoon.

And I’m with Cher on this. I don’t THINK so!

Daisy on

I don’t see anything wrong with the look, if you want to look like a 12 year old boy. And it’s never a good look when the knees of your jeans are walking 6 inches in front of you.

Cammie on

Just because Katie is a rich star doesn’t mean she can’t dress the way she wants. If you wanted to wear those jeans nobody would be all up in your case shooting criticism at you.

Courtney on

HATE them!

wohorcwo on

If they truly WERE her husband’s jeans, she wouldn’t have been able to roll up the legs. They already would have been at ther knees…

jen on

even if she looks like a bum, i’m sure they’re still designer.

she’s trying to hard to fit in, as usual.

the peg roll sucks, period!

CutestBuddhist on

Those pants cannot be Tom’s – just the length alone swims on her….can’t imagine shorter Tom being able to wear them unless he cuffed them just like she does.

Just Thinking on

OK… they look like Tom’s. BIG deal… I’m sure she could really care less what TIM has to say!

lojebo on

LOVE this look!!! She wears it well (as does Posh and SJP), and has inspired me to get a pair—I get nothing but compliments when i wear them! Come on people, it’s just a pair of jeans!

H on

Let the woman be comfortable for once…good grief, can’t a person just do what they want without being under a magnifying glass CONSTANTLY?? And for Joanne Johnson – sounds to me like you are either blind or jealous , and I would have to say it is most likely the latter…Katie Holmes is one gorgeous woman and I am quite sure that you will never compare to her on your BEST day, nor could you (I am quite sure) ever do her job. Save the insults for another venue lady.

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