Katie Holmes Dishes on Her 'Classics With a Twist' Clothing Line

06/23/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

Carter Smith

It’s not just Katie Holmes‘s jeans that get fashionistas talking. The star has been slowly unveiling designs from her two-year-old Holmes & Yang line, co-designed by her stylist and friend Jeanne Yang, by wearing them to great acclaim on the red carpet. The two first had the idea for the label while going through Katie’s own closet four years ago as they both agreed that women, like men, needed wardrobe staple-based uniforms for everyday wear. “We want to create pieces a woman can wear over and over, and people won’t necessarily say, ‘Oh, you wore that last week,'” Holmes says. The two have since based their collection on what Yang–whose clients include Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Eva Mendes–calls “classics with a twist,” which includes basics like blouses, trousers, jumpsuits, skirts, and cocktail dresses that retail on the much higher end ($945 for a blouse, for example). And lest one of Hollywood’s favorite rising fashion stars, Katie’s 4-year-old daughter Suri, be left out, Holmes & Yang is turning out a few matching styles for the pint-size set. “They love matching Mom,” Holmes says of her daughter and other sartorially minded girls. “And it’s a limited time during which they really want to.” To hear more from Katie and Jeanne, check out ELLE.com or pick up their current issue, on newsstands now. –Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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fee on

You kind find better clothing for a lot less. The look is very plain. Not impressive.

jon on

ATTENTION K-MART SHOPPERS……… blue light special on the katie holmes collection on isle 5

tee on

If i could afford and 900$ blouse, i’d definitely get it! And honestly….i think its a positive thing for Katie to have something of her own. So ladies….less negativity would be nice…dont hate on the fact you cant afford her line…

Julie on

Way too lavish.. sometimes I wonder if celebrities even have a sense of reality anymore.. Anyone that spends that kind of money in these times must already be rich and have no common sense at all..

Elle on

Over $900 for one blouse? When Katie Holmes has regularly been photographed in pieces from J. Crew? It just seems greedy and ridiculous. The look of the style is great, but at those prices, the only people she’ll be dressing are her own friends. The rest of us, who like “classic with a twist” will stick with J. Crew, Banana Republic, Vince and other lines.

jj on

If it is advertised in ELLE the clothes are expensive and from the looks of them they are not worth the price.

scoobydoo3665 on

ridiculous prices for plain basic clothing.Katie is crazy to think anyone would that much for a blouse or pants..there are people out there who are just trying to get by and to suggest $1,000 on an outfit is morally wrong.

Summer819 on

Great for our hometown girl to be doing so well for herself, but shame on her for the retail cost! Exactly why I don’t bother buying fashion magazines. The average person cannot afford something like that. Even some who do manage to purchase items like this are so in debt with credit cards simply because they have to have “designer” items. It’s a shame.

Patricia on

Patty misread the article. It WAS written correctly. I had no trouble understanding that the clothing is expensive!

Sheila on

Why is it that so called designers think either black or tan is the most amazing color?? They both are dull, dull, dull and everything made with those two colors all look the exact same, there is no new twist that can be used with black and tan or even white.
Lack of imagination and style is what ‘s thrown into basic black and tans

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