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Why Katie Holmes Didn't Invite Bloggers To Her Secret Show

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Image via Bobbi Brown
Image via Bobbi Brown

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Despite announcing that they were skipping Fashion Week this season, Katie Holmes and Jeanne Yang invited a small core of the press to view the Fall 2013 collection from their label Holmes & Yang in a New York Palace Hotel suite yesterday. The Times' Eric Wilson was one of the chosen, and he took it as an opportunity to tell all the peons (a) that the shirtdresses—the label's bread and butter—are still practical, wearable, and "just darling" and (b) why the show was such a big Fashion Week secret. As Yang explained to him, "We wanted to meet with a group of real journalists. You approach fashion with a cerebral voice." Have a good NYFW, guys. We're off to study our thesauruses forever. (Or would that be thesaurae? This is hopeless!)
· Deep Thoughts on Holmes & Yang [NYTimes]
· 21 Signs Fashion Week Might Have Jumped the Shark [Racked]