Katie Holmes: The Perfect Calvin Klein Girl

09/16/2010 at 06:21 PM ET

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Calvin Klein Women’s Creative Director Francisco Costa and actress Katie Holmes seem to have quite the long-standing fashion crush—and nowhere was the mutual style admiration more evident than at the stunning Calvin Klein Collection spring show Thursday afternoon. “We met her before she was married,” said Costa. “She’s the perfect Calvin girl,” he added, explaining how his clothes look on her tall, modelesque figure. Holmes, who flew in from Toronto to join Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington and Isabel Lucas in the front row at the N.Y.C. show, told PEOPLE: “I just loved it. There were so many pieces I would love to have. He did an amazing job…I loved the simplicity. I loved the colors he’s chosen, the fabrics and his simple elegance.” Holmes, clad in a belted, cream-colored Calvin Klein dress, shared a quick hug and kiss after the show with Costa. The designer then turned his attention to the collection. “It was more about the body, the fabric, and obviously interesting cuts,” he said. “The new field for me is softness, and making that very sharp and crisp, which is much more difficult. It was challenging, fun, much more fluid, elongated. We started in resort with that mid-calf length…so it was a step forward.” So was Holmes, who co-designs her own line of clothes, inspired? “Very!” –Jeffrey Slonim


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cstgpa on

To make softness and crisp must have been a challenge, look forward to seeing the collection

MNIsy on

Why does Kat(i)e look like a giant next to all those women?!

tink1217 on

I’m sorry…I used to think Katie was gorgeous…she looks like a Stepford Wife in this..and most pics.

Gary Shields on

I remember the Pgh Press Society page in 1966. The entire page had side by side, 1″x1! pictures of 17 & 18 year old new brides just out of H.S., Side by side. Young love is meant for 16-18 year olds. She’s grandmother age by 1966 standards.

Angel on

Funny, I thought Ms. Holmes was a “woman”, not a girl.

Donna Everett on

I sure hope I win this washer and dryer. I have been dreaming of this same mashine for a very long time…and need it for my new home on the mountain!

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anon on

Read the title of the article quick and thought it was strange that they were writing about why she was perfect for Chris Kelin, her ex.

R on

How come they are all wearing some version of the same outfit? Even the shoes… practically identical. I thought good fashion was supposed to make you stand out, not blend in.

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Lulu on

Hey tink1217 – She seems like a busy woman, we all feel a little zombie like once in a while. I think everybody just “wants” her to be a stepford wife after marrying Tom, unless you know her I don’t think you should draw that conclusion.

Jon on

That’s great to hear, best of luck to Katie Holmes on that!

Tina on

Katie Holmes looks like an amazon next to all the other women with her big dumpling legs. I’m soooo tired of seeing her. She’s only famous because of her husband. She can’t act; can’t sing; can’t dance.

Dalla on

Katie appears to be very happy, quite beautiful and wealthy, and well loved. You should be so lucky tink1217.

ellen on

I have to agree with the Stepford Wife look. She was young and fun and full of life and everytime I see her now she seems in a trance,robotic. I still think nothing should come between Brooke Shields Calvin Kleins.She always looked great,still does.

pollyhanaha on

And did she mention that she loved it?

Tammy on

I think Katie Holmes is beautiful. And she seems happily married to Tom Cruise. Who are we to judge?

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tink1217 on

LuLu…while I can appreciate your point of view…and I certainly do…I have read interviews and seen pics of her pre-Tom and she seems so much different and looked much healthier, prettier, youthful. I believe being married to him HAS changed her and in MY own opinion…it’s not for the better at all. There seems to be a “blankness” in her eyes in all honesty. I was a huge Tom Cruise fan for many years so it’s not that I think all this because he went a little bonkers a few years ago. I truly see a definite change. Just as I saw the opposite effect on Nicole Kidman after she and Tom split. She looks much happier now, much healthier.

Just an observation. But yes…that is what Katie reminds me of.

SnoiakIe on

All the $cientologists are compelled to comment and defend their robot queen…

Sooo Rich on

I for sure have to agree with tink1217, she doesn’t have that depth in her eyes like she used to. She’s still cute though and would definitely be a great Calvin Klein “Girl” :)

leslieD on

Love Katie Holmes–she grows more beautiful each day ;-).

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Kaechel on

Katie Holmes is not “unatractive” by any means but to me she just doesn’t isn’t anything special. She looks like the “girl next door” but in many photos she seems frazzeled or simply unkept. I don’t think she’s a very good actress either. Just my opinion but I could certainly pass on anything she’s associated with professionally.

Jannie on

Katie’s personality is so colourless I can’t imagine why she’d be considered perfect “brand” material for anything. With her plastic perma-grin always on display, it seems her Stepford Wife persona is the only role she’s perfected.

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Sherry on

Katie looked SO MUCH BETTER without the hair extensions. Her shorter hair made her look much more sophisticated and mature. Now she looks like everyone else with blah hair!That girl has some BIG OLE LEGS!!!

JB on

I can’t wait until the skeletal look goes away. Most models don’t just don’t look pretty anymore. And actresses are doing the same thing. Really sad.

li yen on

Katie’s legs were always humongous compared to her upper body.

lyrica on

sorry, i just don’t get what the big deal is about Katie?? . . . all of them have stringy-looking hair . .UGH!!

Macrina on

Why, Because both Holmes and Hilfiger are both has beens?

A a on

She is huge! omg..she looks massive!

Liz Aguilera on

I have to agree about Katie Holmes looking like a giant! Her face, body, legs, and those knees are huge compared to the other. Julianne Moore is much older than Katie Holmes yet she looks average size as the others. Katie looks like an Amazon woman not a girl. I wonder how much shorter is her husband? Probably a lot shorter.

Raven on

katie holmes looks like an Avatar next those other women. and that blank look/stare. bizarre.

Heather Klein on

anon, please check your spelling before you post. Us Klein’s prefer it if you would spell our name correctly.
tink1217, I agree with your comment that she looks like a Stepford wife. I have thought that ever since she started dating him.

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