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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Abby on

Who cares. She’s simply dressing comfortably and looking like a normal person for a change. I actually prefer her like this than wearing stuff that makes her look Tom’s age.

Brandi on

Love the look!!!!! Especially with the hat!!! She can pull it off if your tall. But short people we will look very dumpy!

jan on

jeans stretched in the knees never looks good – but slouchy doesn’t work with the expensive black purse. play the whole role!

Diana on

Yeah she also needs to stay away from black! I am sorry but since Tom i think she has looked horriable with her short hair and black get up.

Lily on

God forbid someone dresses casual.

Diana on

Also if they are Tom’s jeans maybe she needs to go shopping. I am happily married but you wouldnt catch me in my husband clothes!


I don’t think the problem is so much the baggy jeans. I think the problem for me is the tight rolling of the jeans. Welcome back to 8th grade at the creek Joey.

violet on

Where is it written that one must ALWAYS but beauty before comfort or personal taste? Myself, I think it’s healthy to let go of one’s appearance once in a while. Having the need to ALWAYS look perfect is uglifying, and not natural. I give my external appearance downtime regularly and as a result is that I look more refreshed and beautiful when I emerge from it. Honestly, I think the sniping and intense critiquing of others is due to people not giving themselves a little slack now and again. I applaud people who alternate looking “perfect” with looking ho-hum. It’s by far a more healthy approach, if not the norm in our pressure cooker superficial society. Think about yin and yang.

ali jones on

she looks cute! leave the poor girl alone please.

Calli on

Katie is ugly. The jeans are ugly.

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