Katie Holmes' New York Fashion Show to Take Place in Lincoln Center (Poll)
The actress' Holmes and Yang NYFW debut will not compete with Victoria Beckham's show, but will overlap with Michael Kors' show.
Mark your calendars, fashionistas. On Sunday, Sept. 12, Katie Holmes is holding her New York Fashion Week runway debut of her Spring 2013 Holmes & Yang line.
It was initially reported that the actresss/designer would do a small off-site presentation. But the newly single mom has decided to stage her premiere show of Holmes and Yang at Lincoln Center under the penetrating and hyper-critical glare of fashion editors, bloggers and stylists.
Her Spring 2013 collection, a collaboration with her longtime stylist Jeanne Yang, one of The Hollywood Reporter's Power Stylists, will be shown at the Box at Lincoln Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
It was also earlier reported that Holmes' line would face off with her former BFF Victoria Beckham's show, tradionally held at 10 a.m., on Sept. 9 at the New York Public Library. But the official day and time for Beckham's show has not been released yet.
But while she's not competing with Beckham that day, her show is up against Michael Kors, whose collection is always one of the not-to-be-missed shows, traditionally held at 10 a.m. in the big tent, the largest venue.
This means that the fashion press and stylists must show up at 9:30 a.m. for a quick peek of Holmes' line before jetting over to Kors. And if her show is late starting, as so many often are, she may lose a lot of important eyeballs.
Given Holmes' heightened profile, after having orchestrated a swift, relatively polite and successful split from A-list star Tom Cruise, all media eyes want to be on Holmes that morning. Some are even hoping to see Suri Cruise, a fashionista in her own right.
Holmes and Yang was launched 2009 and is currently sold exclusively at Barney's in the U.S. and at Harvey Nichols in London. But the publicity garnered by Holmes' very public split, has definitely helped her line get mainstream Middle America brand recognition.
Holmes is her own best model for her collection. But while she has worn Holmes and Yang consistently on red carpets over the past few years, and Project Runway star Heidi Klum is an admitted fan, she needs to broaden her celebrity clientele.
Which is what Beckham, who initiated Holmes to the Paris collections when she first hooked up with Cruise, has done and done very well.
Stars seen wearing her designs include: Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Brooke Shields, Drew Barrymore. Elle McPherson, and, hmmm, Heidi Klum.
According to Business Insider, Beckham was named British Designer of the Year in 2011, the same year she earned $95 million.
Tell us: If Beckham and Holmes' fashion shows were held at the same time, which oone would you want to attend? Keep in mind, David Beckham attended his wife's fall 2012 show in February. Just saying.