Katie Holmes to make Fashion Week debut in New York
Katie Holmes is set to make her New York Fashion Week debut as a designer this September.
According to WWD, the actress is taking her Holmes & Yang spring collection to the international fashion event.
Launched in 2009 with her design partner Jeanne Yang, the range is stocked at New York department store Barneys and Harvey Nichols in London amongst other luxury stores.
Despite her recent high-profile split from husband Tom Cruise, the former Dawson’s Creek star is pushing ahead with her sartorial plans.
“A spokeswoman for the brand, which launched in 2009 and is available at Barneys New York, said Holmes’ personal matters aren’t affecting the line,” WWD reports.
It is the first time the brand will be shown in a fashion show.
Katie Holmes will join former good friend Victoria Beckham in presenting her garments at the highly anticipated event. The women initially struck up a friendship through their husbands but haven’t been pictured together for years.
In 2008, there were reports the two A-Listers fell out over Katie’s now estranged husband Tom’s Scientology beliefs.
“Will Katie (whisper it) rekindle her fashion friendship with a certain Victoria Beckham? Please let it be so!” British magazine Grazia writes. “The once-BFFs will be presenting their lines in the Big Apple at the same time, after all, and as a seasoned pro, [Victoria Beckham] would be the ideal candidate to offer some words of wisdom, right?
"Plus, if their matchy-matchy wardrobes make a comeback - remember the lookalike sunnies, the identikit bobs, the coordinated coats? - Katie's sartorial status would be sealed.”