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Katie Holmes' Designs to Make New York Fashion Week Debut

By Della Hasselle | August 27, 2012 12:56pm

NEW YORK — Fresh from the media glare of her split from superstar Scientologist hubby Tom Cruise, actress and designer Katie Holmes is ready to step into a spotlight all her own — as she prepares for her Fashion Week debut at Lincoln Center next month.

IMG announced Monday that Holmes will preview the Spring 2013 looks for her women's clothing line, Holmes & Yang, in the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sep. 12.

The announcement of Holmes' Fashion Week debut comes less than two months after the star, who owns an apartment in Chelsea, announced her divorce from Cruise. She reportedly was allotted $400,000 per year to raise the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Suri.

Holmes' debut is scheduled to take place in the same time slot as fashion icon Michael Kors. Unlike Kors' show at the theater, Holmes' line is slated to be shown in the Box at Lincoln Center — a 125-seat studio specifically designed to house smaller presentations.

The superstar created her line in 2009 with longtime stylist Jeanne Yang, but the luxury label, targeted at a swanky, cocktail party-attending audience, could be catapulted to a new level with a season preview in the tents.

Some jackets will set you back $3,000 while cardigans can run $900.

"Katie and Jeanne’s inspiration was born out of necessity; the designing duo was constantly looking for easy, timeless pieces that could carry them from day to night, casual to cocktail, work to weekend," according to the Holmes & Yang website.

The company's Fall 2012 Lookbook, which has pieces available at Barney's New York, features business looks like shift dresses and blazers, as well as more adventurous pieces such as leather dresses and velvet capes.

The Fall collection also features details like suspenders, ruffles and leg-baring slits.

"Top priorities for creating Holmes & Yang were supreme quality of fabrics, perfecting the fit, and attention to small details, which is evidenced in the luxurious and sophisticated one-of-a-kind pieces that will find a permanent home in every chic woman’s closet," the site says.