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Turn It On: Katie Holmes

Who is known for being a chic fashion obsessive, marrying one of the world’s most powerful men, and maintaining her elegant cool under enormous public scrutiny? Katie Holmes, which makes her the perfect choice to play Jackie in an upcoming TV biopic about the couple of Camelot. Here, Holmes fast-forwards 50 years to lend her glamour to some of spring’s sultriest looks.

Elle
By Naomi West
January 5, 2011



Silk dress, Tom Ford, $4,750, at Tom Ford, NYC. Gold, diamond, emerald, and onyx bracelet, ring, both, Cartier, prices on request.

On working hard to perfect her role as former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy: “I worked as hard as I could, because I loved her. On set there was this feeling that we had to create something very special, because these people were very special.”

On playing such a complex role: “[The Kennedys] were like movie stars. There was such a professionalism to their public image.”


Hand-beaded shiftdress, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $1,500, at 3.1 Phillip Lim, NYC. Yellow gold lariat necklace, $1,500, hand-carved rock crystal cabochon ring, price on request, both, Elsa Peretti, Tiffany & Co. Her own wedding rings.

On admiring Jackie Kennedy’s strength: “I didn’t realize that she had lost a child in August and then [Jack] was assassinated in November. I couldn’t believe it. She had so much strength….I loved her love of family, how important it was for her to be a good mother.”


Silk dress, $4,750, crocodile pumps, price on request, all, Tom Ford, at Tom Ford, Las Vegas. Gold, diamond, emerald, and onyx bracelet, ring, both, Cartier, prices on request.

On the design process for her clothing line, Holmes & Yang: “I have such an appreciation for the fine details and the amount of work it takes. I really appreciate clothing and designers so much more. It’s made shopping even better.”

On decorating: “I like to create a nice table. I love roses and orchids and French tulips and berries, and then a lot of things that are just pretty and I have no idea what their names are.”


Hand-beaded shiftdress, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $1,500, at 3.1 Phillip Lim, NYC. Yellow gold lariat necklace, $1,500, hand-carved rock crystal cabochon ring, price on request, both, Elsa Peretti, Tiffany & Co. Her own wedding rings.

On Suri’s shopping style: “The other day we came out of a store, and she said, ‘I want to go there,’ pointing at another store quite a distance away. In that store was the dress that she wanted. I said, ‘Wow, Suri. You’re something. You picked that out from a football field away.’”

On getting fashion advice from Suri: “She’ll really tell me [what she thinks]. Like today I’m wearing brown suede pants, and she said, ‘I don’t like your pants.’ But then she’ll say, ‘You’ve got to wear these shoes.’ Or ‘That’s so pretty, Mom. Wear that.’ She’s got a great eye.”


Collarless silk trench, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $1,200, at 3.1 Phillip Lim, NYC. Yellow gold lariat necklace, Elsa Peretti, Tiffany & Co., $1,500.

On not letting the attention from the paparazzi get to her: “I don’t worry so much. It is what it is, and it’s fine. I’ll go somewhere because I need to get something done.”

To read the entire interview and see all the photos from our cover shoot, pick up the February issue of ELLE!

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