Katie Holmes may have put the kibosh on her marriage with Tom Cruise, but the world-famous
hostage actress is sticking with the apparel label she founded with her friend and stylist, Jeanne Yang. A spokesman for Holmes & Yang, which manufactures exclusively in New York City, told WWD that Holmes’s “personal matters” won’t be affecting the line. In fact, the duo is preparing to show its spring collection at New York Fashion Week in September.
Holmes and Yang founded their eponymous collection in 2009. (A limited selection is available at Barneys New York.) With prices that start at $325 for a camisole made from New Jersey-milled silk to lace-and-leather dresses that run well into the thousands, however, Holmes & Yang is not for the slim of pocketbook. “[We went high-end] mainly because 100 percent of our line is produced here in the States,” Yang told New York in March 2011. “It’s almost all produced in Manhattan with a few pieces produced in Brooklyn.”
Holmes & Yang is almost all produced in Manhattan, with a few pieces made in Brooklyn.
The two are anything but unaware of the wider implications of producing Stateside. “Kate and I are always talking about how we’re Americans, and we want people to realize this, and so our price points—you know we don’t have the best margins but it doesn’t matter for us,” said Yang, whose mother was a sewing contractor in Los Angeles manufacturing fled offshore. “It’s more important that it’s made in the U.S.A.,” Holmes added.