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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observation on

I’m with Tim – lose the ugly jeans already!

Kim on

I’m sorry, but those can’t be Tom’s jeans. He is several inches shorter than her so she would not be able to cuff them.

habers on

i love her and think she is adoralbe….dawsons creek is in her forever…haha, but those jeans, honey, just dont roll them up to be highwaters! and aren’t boyfriend jeans supposed to be sexy in a way???

J on

I actually like them, not sure if I like the pegged leg though – it’s something I did when I was in junior hight school and loved it then but I just cant quite love it. But someone else stated the pants are Tom’s and if that’s the case maybe she pegs them so the shortness of them isnt as noticable.

Kelli on

I don’t think that it is the jeans that makes it look funny it is that she ‘pegged’ her jeans like we did in junior high. That’s what I hope doesn’t come back. Maybe I’ll pair them with my jelly shoes……………..

lms on

I agree, is she not allowed to have a casual day because she is famous??? She is human just like the rest of us. She should be entitled to wear what SHE likes not what the rest of the people judging her 24/7 like.

Theresa on

Look people, anyone who grew up in the late 80’s knows that tight-rolling does NOT need a comeback. jeans, fine, baggy, fine too but for crying out loud NO tight-rolling.

Kimmy on

I have nothing against baggy jeans but the last time I rolled my jeans like that I was in middle school – 15 years ago! That should tell you something.

drgnldy14 on

I love Tim Gunn, and have no idea why he is wasting his time on Katie Homley. She and her husbad Tom Snooze need to get a life…and do it some place far away. Can’t stand them, and am sick to death of seeing them in every magazine out there.

Hot Momma on

All I can say is, the only time that I wore that look (and my height, weight, build same as Katies for most part) is when I was preggers. Too big for my clothes not big enough for materinity. In her block long closet, I am sure she has baggy dresses, leggings and shirts….but that would tip the public off.

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