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Katie Holmes Launches Valextra for Holmes & Yang Handbag Line


FashionEtc.com
By Emily Gyben
3/18/11


Devotees of Katie Holmes and stylist Jeanne Yang’s Holmes & Yang clothing line now have a new must-have piece to add to their collections. The duo has collaborated with Italian leather goods company Valextra for a luxe bag.

The Valextra for Holmes & Yang line consists of one bag in two different colorways, unveiled at a lunch at Barneys New York on Thursday.

“Their quality is exceptional,” Holmes told Women’s Wear Daily of her collaborator. “There’s such integrity in their work—they’re artists.”

Valextra CEO Emanuele Carminati Molina revealed the company were delighted to team up with Katie and Jeanne because they admire the "simple but chic" style of Holmes & Yang.

He explained: "This was our first collaboration [and it's been] really incredible. We decided to follow the desires of Katie and Jeanne who wanted to have their own bag realised by Valextra. Because they love our products...and we wanted to see, and understand which style they were wearing. We understood that the style is simple but very chic, clean lines, sophisticated, with a lot of attention to the details. I knew that it was good for Valextra to try, and to mix our style with their style."

The entire design process only took two weeks with Katie meeting with the Valextra team when she visited Milan for Fashion Week in February.

The oversize shoulder bag will come in white and navy blue or white and black, and will be available in July. Star style comes at a price: The bag will be available exclusively at Barneys for $3,950.

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