Katie Holmes, Doting Mom: Suri Designs Her Own Clothes!


When we were four years old, we were trying to learn things like how to tell the difference between similar dark colors and how to count past 20. Suri Cruise, however, has already moved on to designing her own clothes.

In an interview with New York Magazine‘s Amy Larocca, actress/designer Katie Holmes (she’s one half of the label Holmes and Yang) said she’s been designing bespoke clothing for Suri since the day she was born — sort of in homage to her own fascination with clothes as a toddler.

I always loved clothes growing up. My mother had a drapery business. And now, part of being in this business is that you’re around really nice clothes. You do these photo shoots, you get exposed to Hermès and Chloé and Armani, and you start to feel the difference.

And now that Suri is old enough to know the difference between a box pleat and a kick pleat, she’s telling her mom how she wants her clothes to look.

She says, “I want this sleeve cut,” and it’s like, “Okay, we’ll cut it.” She picks out all of her own clothes and has since she was 1½.

But it’s not just her own wardrobe that Suri has a say in — she’s also been picking out clothes for her mom since 2008.

Tom and I went to the Met ball a couple of years ago, and I had this beautiful red gown and these royal-blue shoes that I wasn’t planning on wearing, but Suri made me put them on and so I was like, “Okay, I trust you.”

And with an eye for color like that, who wouldn’t?

So what’s ahead for the young Miss Cruise? She seems destined for fashion, but at age four it seems just a touch too early to call her future as a designer or a stylist or an editor a done deal. But whatever she ends up doing with her life, we’re pretty certain she’s going to be really, really well dressed doing it.

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