Fashion News: Katie Holmes’ clothing line sales up, post-Cruise


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Katie Holmes and stylist Jeanne Yang plan to present their Holmes & Yang women’s ready-to-wear line at New York Fashion Week for the first time in September. Interestingly, reports say that sales of the clothes have increased since news came out about Holmes’ divorce from Tom Cruise -- the couple is pictured here in happier times. [The Cut]

Naomi Campbell’s new model-search reality television series, ‘The Face,’ has a casting call scheduled in L.A. on Saturday, according to a news release. It’s slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., in Hollywood. Applicants need to be 18 years old or more and at least 5 feet, 7 inches tall. More information is available on the show’s casting website.


You might have thought the days of dressing for success at work were over, given the encroachment of casual Friday into the rest of the week. But you’d be wrong. A new survey says co-workers will look down on you if you come to work in hoodies and flip-flops. Unless you’re Mark Zuckerberg. [Los Angeles Times]

Rag & Bone debuted its first advertising campaign on Tuesday, starring Kate Moss photographed by Craig McDean. And Wednesday it opened its first European store, in London. [The Cut]

Spanish swimwear designer Dolores Cortes has made a 10-month-old girl with Down syndrome the face of her 2013 kids collection. The tyke, Valentina Guerrero, walked the runway at Cortes’ show during Miami Swim Week, and she’s pictured on the catalog for the collection, called DC Kids. The designer told AdWeek, “People with Down syndrome are just as beautiful and deserve the same opportunities. I’m thrilled to have Valentina modeling for us.” [Styleite]

L’Oreal Paris has launched a hair color consultation app. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

A gauzy white Louis Vuitton frock seems to be the most popular dress of this spring, appearing on at least nine magazine covers around the world and seen on red carpets worn by actresses Elle Fanning and Fan Bingbing. [Fashionista]


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-- Susan Denley