Katie Holmes Dishes on Her 'Classics With a Twist' Clothing Line

06/23/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

Carter Smith

It’s not just Katie Holmes‘s jeans that get fashionistas talking. The star has been slowly unveiling designs from her two-year-old Holmes & Yang line, co-designed by her stylist and friend Jeanne Yang, by wearing them to great acclaim on the red carpet. The two first had the idea for the label while going through Katie’s own closet four years ago as they both agreed that women, like men, needed wardrobe staple-based uniforms for everyday wear. “We want to create pieces a woman can wear over and over, and people won’t necessarily say, ‘Oh, you wore that last week,'” Holmes says. The two have since based their collection on what Yang–whose clients include Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Eva Mendes–calls “classics with a twist,” which includes basics like blouses, trousers, jumpsuits, skirts, and cocktail dresses that retail on the much higher end ($945 for a blouse, for example). And lest one of Hollywood’s favorite rising fashion stars, Katie’s 4-year-old daughter Suri, be left out, Holmes & Yang is turning out a few matching styles for the pint-size set. “They love matching Mom,” Holmes says of her daughter and other sartorially minded girls. “And it’s a limited time during which they really want to.” To hear more from Katie and Jeanne, check out ELLE.com or pick up their current issue, on newsstands now. –Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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canada girl on

Of course she is only catering to people with money who can afford $945 for an item of clothing

Katie on

A. Those clothes look like the basic department store staples.

B. I’m sorry, but what woman is going to pay $945 for some “everyday wear” item? Short of being a movie star, that is, in which case I don’t see how you would have problems wearing the same thing twice.

C. Every other celebrity seems to think they should have a clothing line, which in the end rarely does well. It’s just another way to satisfy their narcism.

Katy on

Doesn’t anyone proofread anymore?

Jon on

Very interesting to hear!

Valerie on

I’m not quite sure why they’d bother to announce this.. no one outside of Hollywood could afford that stuff.

jenn on

dont these stars have enough money…the only people that will be paying this much for her clothes will be her fellow rich friends and other celebrities…nice try mrs. cruise!!! good luck with your out of reach clothing line!!! stick to acting!!

Mandy on

borrrrrring. These clothes are very “cult”ish. LOL!

Patti H on

The clothing line should be called Cruise and Yang as like everything else im sure its ‘Big Tom’s’ idead in the first place.I like Katie and am glad shes putting her name to something,but maybe (affordable) childrens wear would be more her thing.As for the spoilt daughter comment?A bit hars!There is nothing wrong with spoiling you kids and I wouldnt slate her for that

CatR on

The clothes are nice to look at but we are all sick and tired of clothes that are not affordable. I wish Kathy Ireland had stayed at K Mart. Her clothes fit and looked really well. The designers would do very well if they did not think so highly of themselves and thought more of the women out there raising families and working 2 jobs just to keep food on the tables for their families. We want to look good because we work hard and deserve to look as good as we are.

bap on

Katie looks good in everything,most slim women do.
Its more the body than the clothes. If you have a ggood eye and a decent figure you can shop anywhere.

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