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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Anna on

I agree! Katie is so pretty and she can afford MUCH better clothes than that! You know you’re in a slump when your 2 year old dresses better than you!

Lauren on

Right there with you, Tim. I have absolutely no idea what she sees in those hideous things, let alone why she wears them every. single. day. Yuck.

Dawn on

She said the jeans are her husbands! I’ve been married for 23 years and I wear his clothes all the time. When his away from her maybe its her way of being closer to him.

Terry on

She clearly is wearing “theatre” clothes, the devil-may-care wardrobe associated with stage actors. If she had arrived at the theatre in her soccer-mom clothes she would have looked extremely out of place in that bohemian atmosphere. She is dressing correctly for her job and the fellow stage actors with whom she is probably socializing.


Poor Katie is wasting her youth by looking like a 45 year old bag lady! Its really sad to see.

jodi on

I think it is a move in the right direction. I think it looked very fake the way she always dressed out of a fashion magazine. People should be able to wear casual street clothes too! Even Katie Holmes.

Sera on

I love baggy jeans! Thank god she’s wearing something other than those stupid skinny jeans! It’s called variety people.

Joanne Johnson on

Katie holmes is an ugly no talent loser. Her loser husband is buying her a career. The both suck

D on

I don’t get it.
Why would somebody with all of that potential dress like that all the time. I can see it ot play with her daughter in the park but i think she wears these jeans almost every day. I also liked her hair in a bob.
I thought she had matured into a beautiful sophisticated woman.

D on

oh my god! katie isn’t wearing designer clothes?! oh my god!!! she’s wearing something comfortable for once?! it’s a pair of jeans. nothing more, nothing less.

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