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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Mickey on

I agree that she is probably just trying to fit in with the theater folks. Actually, it’s refreshing to see her look like a normal 20-something mom. The swanky designer outfits are a bit much for a day in the park or at the toy store. And I am sure her fellow thespians would not appreciate her showing up in an Yves St. Laurent suit like a prima donna.

Agalag on

Doesn’t matter what Katie wears, she’s still gorgeous! I will admit after seeing her in “Mad Money”, that she is certainly not the best actress, but she is a very attractive woman–a classic beauty! Cruise is lucky to have her and I think he knows it. She could shave her head and wear a burlap bag, and she’d still be more beautiful than 99% of the population!

mykee on

I really dont mind if Katie Holmes is wearing baggy “tomboy” jeans because honesly people she made it a fad already. As to what Tim said that he doesnt get it….well I do get his point for Katie has already transformed to a very sophisticated dresser, very Jacky O. I must say but to see her back to square one again is bit….dissapointing. But that’s her style. Kudos to Katie and Tim…love ’em both!

Karen on

…maybe she’s so gorgeous it doesn’t matter?

Andrea on

I agree with Terry. This is normal dress while in stage rehearsals. She would look like an idiot if she showed up dressed for the runway. It would not be appropriate. To be honest, it’s kind of nice to see her look more like a normal person than a mannaquin. Katie used to be cute and then she got more and more severe and looked plastic, like Victoria B does. They live in a strange world!

sharon on

To MR. Gunn it’s a choice to choose how one dresse’s, right!? Just like you choose your sexual preference, she chose to dress down .
Maybe no one has to “get it” maybe she just wants to dress down sometimes……like all of us do. She looks cute and comfy. And 99.9% of the time Katie is dressed to the nine’s, so give her a break!

kate on

ummm, who cares? why can’t she wear whatever she wants, if its comfy? personally i’d hate to be famous and have to spend hours in the mirror before going outside for fear of being told my jeans were too baggy. whatever, katie…you look great!


Gotta disagree Tim! Back when I was young these were the only things they had and was happy when you had a good figure and could find better fitting ones over the years. Nobody looks anything other then like they are getting ready to work in the yard or on a farm even lovely ones but they have every right to wear what the heck they feel like, and you are a good opinion source but why tell them with the right shape it works-it doesn’t it is just comfy!

Lulu on

She’s got such an ugly face and a terrible sense of “style”.

cats on

I guess Katie should just wear elegant dressy attires all the time??????? this is ridiculous….

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