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Yang met her No. 1 female client, Holmes, while styling a Batman Begins photo shoot; dressing Cruise for Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol appearances naturally followed. (Yang will work with Bale for the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.)
“Jeanne doesn’t scrimp on the little things — it’s those details, like a leather collar on a delicate dress, that make the look work,” says Holmes, who is also Yang’s design partner for their Holmes & Yang luxury sportswear collection, sold exclusively at Barneys New York. “We both love to do research, do vintage shopping together, rip pages out of magazines and swap ideas,” Holmes says about their inspirations for the red carpet and their label. “It’s completely collaborative,” adds Yang.
Holmes often steps out in their pieces, such as a tiered navy Swiss-dot dress with a sheer-top panel at the Ghost Protocol premiere in New York. But they also love looks by Azzedine Alaia, Tom Ford and Calvin Klein (Holmes wore a Calvin Klein sleek royal-blue dress to the Emmys).
“We never take ourselves too seriously — we have so much fun in fittings,” says Yang. Chimes in Holmes, “Unless it’s a fat day.”