Who needs Rachel Zoe when you have Suri Cruise? Katie Holmes tells New York magazine's Fall issue that the four year old helps choose her red carpet outfits and customizes her own clothes. Katie also spilled the beans on Holmes & Yang, what influences her style and her childhood love of fashion. Here are some highlights.
On Suri's style: I started making clothes for Suri when she was born, designing dresses, and then having seamstresses sew them, because I don’t sew very well. As a child, I was always drawing clothes, and I’ve always loved fabrics, and when Suri was born, I wanted to have certain things be from me and created just by me for her.
On how Holmes & Yang was created: One day, Jeanne [her stylist] and I were getting ready for something and we thought, men have such beautiful tailored shirts, they have such a uniform, and we thought it would be nice to make things that are simple that you can have forever.
On whether she was always into fashion: You do these photo shoots, you get exposed to Hermès and Chloé and Armani, and you start to feel the difference.
On Suri playing stylist: She says, “I want this sleeve cut,” and it’s like, “Okay, we’ll cut it.” She picks out all of her own clothes and has since she was 1½. Tom and I went to the Met ball a couple of years ago, and I had this beautiful red gown and these royal-blue shoes that I wasn’t planning on wearing, but Suri made me put them on and so I was like, “Okay, I trust you.”
Check out more from the interview here.