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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Ryan on

It’s a MAN, baby!!!

“She” has finally completed the transformation into an ugly boy.

Carrie on

The jeans shouldn,t be the focus. What about those ballet slippers? Or whatever they’re called. I hate them! They don’t look good on anyone!

ellen on

It isn’t the baggy jeans that are tacky. Its the ridiculous tight rolling at the bottom that should never be considered fashionable EVER again.

Kia on

I think she looks cute.

Kirsten on

She is dressing like a normal person and looks cute and comfortable. Just because she is an actress doesn’t mean she has to walk out of the house every day looking like she’s headed to the Oscar’s! And why always pick on Katie? Look at the Olsen twins – they look like anorexic, coked up bag ladies. And why does Tim Gunn always dress like a butler, hmmm?

angie on

Maybe she would like to be comfortable for once

A on

Tim, I love you, but you’re “in a dip right now” if you think there is something wrong with Katie’s outfit.

Debbie on

Is it me or has Katie joined the “Stepford Wife’s Club?” Who knew Tom was so crazy and that he could have Katie under such a spell? She was so young and pretty looking with the long hair and now her hair keeps getting shorter and shorter. Maybe it’s easier to maintain? I don’t think so, I think Tom is “koo koo” and has some sort of spell on her. He’s molding her into a prim and proper “Stepford Wife.” She will always be pretty but a bit too conservative for her age. That’s my opinion anyways.

Tamara on

Nobody is disputing Katie’s right to look and feel comfortable, but there isn’t any reason she can’t do it stylishly. This isn’t about looking comfortable: Katie looks sloppy. There’s a reason this look was left in the 80’s and it’s far below what we’ve come to expect from the usually-sophisticated Mrs. Cruise.

Alisha on

Who gives a sh#@! Wear what ya want, girl. You don’t have to be ALL THAT 24/7. If I were her, I’d wear things and do things just to pi$$ people off anyway. At least her a$$ nor her pub hair is hanging out the top of her jeans like the girls wear their jeans nowadays. I suppose that’s what you folks call fashion now. LOVE THE LOOK KATIE!

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