Katie Holmes: The Perfect Calvin Klein Girl

09/16/2010 at 06:21 PM ET

Patrick Mcmullan/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa

Calvin Klein Women’s Creative Director Francisco Costa and actress Katie Holmes seem to have quite the long-standing fashion crush—and nowhere was the mutual style admiration more evident than at the stunning Calvin Klein Collection spring show Thursday afternoon. “We met her before she was married,” said Costa. “She’s the perfect Calvin girl,” he added, explaining how his clothes look on her tall, modelesque figure. Holmes, who flew in from Toronto to join Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington and Isabel Lucas in the front row at the N.Y.C. show, told PEOPLE: “I just loved it. There were so many pieces I would love to have. He did an amazing job…I loved the simplicity. I loved the colors he’s chosen, the fabrics and his simple elegance.” Holmes, clad in a belted, cream-colored Calvin Klein dress, shared a quick hug and kiss after the show with Costa. The designer then turned his attention to the collection. “It was more about the body, the fabric, and obviously interesting cuts,” he said. “The new field for me is softness, and making that very sharp and crisp, which is much more difficult. It was challenging, fun, much more fluid, elongated. We started in resort with that mid-calf length…so it was a step forward.” So was Holmes, who co-designs her own line of clothes, inspired? “Very!” –Jeffrey Slonim

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cstgpa on

To make softness and crisp must have been a challenge, look forward to seeing the collection

MNIsy on

Why does Kat(i)e look like a giant next to all those women?!

tink1217 on

I’m sorry…I used to think Katie was gorgeous…she looks like a Stepford Wife in this..and most pics.

Gary Shields on

I remember the Pgh Press Society page in 1966. The entire page had side by side, 1″x1! pictures of 17 & 18 year old new brides just out of H.S., Side by side. Young love is meant for 16-18 year olds. She’s grandmother age by 1966 standards.

Angel on

Funny, I thought Ms. Holmes was a “woman”, not a girl.

Donna Everett on

I sure hope I win this washer and dryer. I have been dreaming of this same mashine for a very long time…and need it for my new home on the mountain!

Best Regards, Donna Everett Paw Paw WV

PS I’ve loved Kelly…since she was a youngin’ on all my children! Wonderful lady and actress…terrific spokeswoman for the wonderful Electrolux Brand. I want your vacuum too!!

anon on

Read the title of the article quick and thought it was strange that they were writing about why she was perfect for Chris Kelin, her ex.

R on

How come they are all wearing some version of the same outfit? Even the shoes… practically identical. I thought good fashion was supposed to make you stand out, not blend in.

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Lulu on

Hey tink1217 – She seems like a busy woman, we all feel a little zombie like once in a while. I think everybody just “wants” her to be a stepford wife after marrying Tom, unless you know her I don’t think you should draw that conclusion.

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