Katie Holmes Showing at the Mother of All Fashion Week Venues: The Tents

08/23/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Katie Holmes Fashion Line
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Katie Holmes‘s first-ever New York Fashion Week show is buzzy enough, but it’s the venue that’s getting even more attention: the budding designer will reportedly show her Holmes & Yang clothing collection at “the tents,” Fashion Week’s premiere venue at the tony Lincoln Center.

Though designers are free to pick from a variety of venues for their runway shows — studios, theaters, libraries, even some outdoor spaces — the tents are considered Fashion Week central, a spot where heavy hitters like Diane von Furstenberg, Monique Lhuillier and Badgley Mischka show. It’s also where you’ll find celebs ducking into VIP lounges between presentations, hordes of fashionistas snapping photos and major fashion editors sitting front row.

“This is a big deal for Katie to show in the tents, under the full attention of the fashion editors and the glare of media scrutiny,” a source tells the New York Post. “They could have done a small show elsewhere, so this proves she and Jeanne are very serious about their business.”

In an interesting twist, Holmes & Yang is set to show the same day (Sept. 9) as Victoria Beckham‘s eponymous label, Grazia reports. Though the presentations likely won’t conflict — Beckham generally prefers an early-morning slot at the New York Public Library — one has to wonder if these two former besties are still fashion friends.

Holmes & Yang, co-founded by Holmes’s stylist, Jeanne Yang (above), and introduced in 2008, is a luxury label that sells mainly at Barneys New York. Looks below include a leather back cape jacket, $3,100 (left), a contrast back panel cardigan, $950 (center) and a contrast placket dress, $1,100 (right). “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 told ELLE.com of the line in 2010. Tell us: Are you curious to see the looks from the first Holmes & Yang fashion show? 

Holmes & Yang Courtesy Barneys New York, Holmes & Yang

–Kate Hogan

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E.D. on

You’ve been drinking the CDaN kool-aid haven’t you, People?

HB on

Are those 2 Lets Be Friends ???? Both now divorced I hear????? Has to be a reason Katie got a quickie divorce ??????

Amber on

…of course Tom “got the friends” in the divorce….

fanofboardwalkempire on

Look foward to seeing the Holmes & Yang collection and know it will look awesome. Both Jeanne and Katie have superb taste and style- Can’t wait! wishing them both huge success with the new collection!

dagwood on

Katie has no talent. period.

kc on

C’mon people , we all know that the only input Katie has in this venture is her name recognition. The partner is the artist and designer in this operation. Virtually every celeb with a clothing line or a fragrance has absolutely nothing to do with the nuts and bolts of the operation. The person who actually has talent is willing to share the credit because you need someone in the public eye to front your wares or it doesn’t get sold.

TC on

Most know why the divorce, if some don’t they have not been paying attention.

summer on

Fantastic, wishing them success!

Kat on

If Katie’s current worn-out brown boots are any indication, then this is one show to be sure to miss.

sally on

Have fun ladies! I’m sure the collection will be wearable! (Unlike so many others.)

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