August 23, 2012 11:40 AM by Gina Hall
Divorcee and single mother Katie Holmes has taken up a new line of work making clothing. The “Project Runway” guest judges will reportedly show off the fruits of her labor – in a clothing line called Holmes & Yang – at “the tents,” described as “Fashion Week’s premiere venue” at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
The “Yang” in Holmes & Yang is Katie Holmes’s personal stylist, Jeanne Yang. Yang is a co-founder of the label, which was introduced in 2008 and sells mostly at Barneys New York.
“We want to create pieces a woman can wear over and over, and people won’t necessarily say, ‘Oh, you wore that last week,’” Katie Holmes told Elle magazine in a 2010 interview.
Designers like Katie are free to choose from a variety of locations to display their wares – studios, theaters, libraries, nature – but the tents are considered the hub of the Fashion Week spectacle. It’s a place where fancy people like Diane von Furstenberg, Monique Lhuillier and Badgley Mischka show off their clothing lines. Furthermore, it’s a place where celebrity people like to hang out in very-important-person lounges, fashion followers go there to take pictures and fashion magazine editors schmooze.
“This is a big deal for Katie to show in the tents, under the full attention of the fashion editors and the glare of media scrutiny,” an unnamed source told the New York Post. “They could have done a small show elsewhere, so this proves she and Jeanne [Yang] are very serious about their business.”
Although it’s just a fashion show venue, the unnamed source was apparently very excited about pitched tents.
Holmes & Yang is reportedly scheduled to show Sept. 9, the same day as former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham will show off her clothing line. Fortunately, there does not at this point appear to be any conflict in the presentations. Victoria is said to prefer an early-morning slot at the public library. Ah, it’s good to know they’re still good for something.
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