Blizzard Keeps Katie Holmes from Fashion Presentation

02/08/2013 at 01:58 PM ET

Katie Holmes Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Katie Holmes spent yesterday kicking off her heels with fashion editors in a New York City hotel suite to present the latest elegant collection for her Holmes & Yang fashion line. But today, the blizzard that’s battering the East Coast caused Holmes to reprioritize. Her daughter Suri‘s school was closing early, it was explained, and she had to go pick her up.

That practical part of her life — and that of her design partner and stylist Jeanne Yang, herself a mother to twin girls — is an ever-present influence on their fashion philosophy. “Our customer is somebody who wants to be comfortable” says Yang, who walked PEOPLE through an intimate one-on-one presentation of the line. “You want to look good, but Katie and I always talk about this, it should never come at the cost of comfort.”

As Holmes herself told The New York Times, their goal is “to make high-quality pieces that are simple enough, you can wear over and over again.”

With luxe fabrics and silhouettes that show subtle peeks of skin, Holmes & Yang, produced entirely in America, was inspired this season “by the 40s by way of the 70s, Katherine Hepburn, and menswear with little touches of femininity,” says Yang.

One of Holmes’s favorite looks is a figure-flattering, shoulder exposing peplum power suit because, “Katie and I always talk about our shoulders,” says Yang. “The fact is that shoulders are always sexy, and you never lose your shoulders.”

The designers took an equally beauty-conscious yet practical approach to the Bobbi Brown makeup their models wore (Holmes is the face of the line). Get all the details on what Brown called the “dewy faces and feminine raspberry stained lips” of the makeup looks, including which products were used, in an exclusive first peek at the below sketch.

Katie Holmes Bobbi Brown Holmes & Yang Beauty LookCourtesy Bobbi Brown

–Suzanne Zuckerman

PHOTOS: SHOP EDITOR-APPROVED BEAUTY PRODUCTS!

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[...] to PEOPLE magazine, fashion designer Katie Holmes apparently missed her scheduled Holmes & Yang fashion show today [...]

Lulu on

Was the headline misleading or what? The headline on the front page said she missed her fashion show but the artice is titled, and goes on to explain, she missed a fashion presentation.

cb on

It’s always good for someone so “high profile” to be a good role model, as well… A lot of parents would not have made the choice she made — especially those with enough money and staff to just send a cab or a surrogate. I’m very happy when stories like this get lots of “press” !

Danielle on

I keep my fingers crossed that her line will better than her outfits…….I always try to defend her , but style and color coordination …..she doesn’t have it.

Danielle on

Sometimes blizzards come at the right time.

Mila on

Yes we are getting hit hard.. Especially the eastern part..best to be safe Katie..

lilredridnhood on

It’s too bad she had to miss it, but at least she got Suri. Maybe someone will design some pant legs that are more flattering for her. She looks like her legs are alway boxy and shoved into the thighs, like she has a girdle on. She would have more curve in the legs instead of being stumps if she would leave them off. even panty hose does that.

onyata on

I like her…no reason not to but she is yet another starlet whose opportunities have risen only because of who she married & has since divorced.

sara on

What blizzard? What fashion show? Come on people stop with the misleading headlines. You’re getting to be as bad as Yahoo with this nonsense. It’s 3:35PM in NYC and it is not snowing yet. KH only missed a presentation not an actual fashion show.

boke7 on

What? Forced? How ghastly for her. Maybe she’ll go home, pick up her 4 foot tall daughter and find peace.

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