Katie Holmes is the new zombie-face of Ann Taylor


Katie Holmes is the new face of Ann Taylor! This is the first ad from what I hope will be a major campaign for Katie. Not that I think the ad is much of anything – the clothes look nice, but Katie looks like she’s mid-stroke. I think that’s her “look” though. She’s going to patent it. Some go with “Blue Steel” and Katie goes for “Half My Face Is Numb”. As far as whether it’s wise for Katie to associate herself with the Ann Taylor brand… sure. I know Katie likes to think of herself as high-fashion, but she’s not. She wishes she was business-classy like Ann Taylor!

Ann Taylor has confirmed that Katie Holmes will be the face of the company’s spring 2011 ad campaign that will debut in March.

The images of Holmes wearing the brand’s updated classics (think perfectly tailored trousers, sleek jackets and plenty of navy-and-white stripes) were shot in Los Angeles by famed fashion photographer Tom Munro. The spring line is modern and nautical-inspired, and there will also be bright yellow and green citrine-shade handbags and shoes featured in the ads.

“I’ve been a fan of Ann Taylor since I was a young girl — I grew up loving the clothes,” says Holmes. “I’m thrilled to be a part of a brand I believe in.”

Other celebrity fans of Ann Taylor include Naomi Watts (who appeared in the company’s fall ads), Halle Berry, Rachel Bilson and supermodel Heidi Klum (who has been the star of the company’s past two holiday campaigns).

This isn’t the first time Holmes has posed for a major fashion brand. She appeared in J. Crew’s catalog in the fall along with Josh Duhamel and her other The Romantics co-stars.

Holmes also appears on the cover of the current issue of Elle. The news of her Ann Taylor deal comes just days after History decided not to air her controversial series The Kennedys, in which Holmes was to portray Jackie Kennedy.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

So… modeling seems like a nice way for Katie to supplement her income, considering she’s not getting a lot scripts sent her way. And Katie Holmes: Model isn’t that laughable. I’m just a sucker for a slim navy suit though.


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  1. KLO says:

    She looks beautiful

  2. She looks great! I want to see the shoes though.

  3. Ariadna says:

    She gave us once again her under pills signature face.

  4. Rita says:

    I call faux Zombie on this. A real Raccoon McZombie would have heavier eye shadow and hold that pose in a micro-miniskirt (Oh Yeah, now that’s zombie city).

  5. Gracie says:

    She looks really beautiful &the blue really suits/ flatters her

  6. Sunnyjyl says:

    I like her hair. I wish I could get my hair to stay curled like that. sigh. I remember when I wasn’t too fat to shop at Ann Taylor either.
    Anyway, She looks like a mannequin in this pic; lovely, but plastic.

  7. baby says:

    haha. she does look like a zombie in this pic. on the one hand her style isn’t offensive, but on the other hand its boring.

  8. brin says:

    She should stick with modeling…she looks good.

  9. happygirl says:

    I like her. I think she’s beautiful, but I always feel sorry for her. I feel like she’s living a life that she doesn’t want, and I hope she runs away…err…gets out soon. Maybe I’m wrong. Hopefully, I’m wrong. She does look like she just smoked a big fatty though and can hardly keep her eyes open. Or…Tom injected her with something.

  10. Anti-icon says:

    Boycott Ann Taylor — their wages, in 2006 (they are probably the same now) were 7.00 an hour. They suck balls, and this just proves it. Had to get in bed with Scieno to do cheap advertising so the people will keep buying their “luxury” crap.

  11. Lynda says:

    Maybe now she wil be dressed somewhat more appropriately when she goes out, but only if Suri approved her contract.

  12. TeeTee says:

    Suri will have all of the kitten heels she wants NOW!!!

    I got my first pair from Ann Taylor, yrs ago, go Suri!

  13. Justaposter says:

    I think she looks pretty, and I wouldn’t call it a “zombie face”.. I think she is doing her “serious face”

  14. abel says:

    is it just me, or does she kinda look like Mischa Barton circa 2004?

  15. serena says:

    I believe her zombie face is her sexy face. Lol

  16. e.non says:

    what happened to her design adventure; how can she advertise for another label…

  17. the original bellaluna says:

    This is your face on drugs…and Tom Cruise, and Xenu.

  18. mln76 says:

    Her jaw looks like she is trying so hard from keeping it from going to one side ala the Hathaway SNL imitation. But besides that she looks OK.

  19. sapphire says:

    Anyone else notice the colored contacts? And the zombie face is a result of taking Xenu with your “vitamins” in the morning.

  20. orion70 says:

    I pose like that in a suit all the time. Especially in meetings and job interviews.

  21. filthycute says:

    There should be a speech bubble coming out of her mouth that reads: “What did I sign up for?”

    What an empty shell she is.

  22. jover says:

    I’m old fashioned from the 80s and 90s when models (cindy,christy,naomi, linda, iman,paulina, claudia,etc.) did this and much better. I know true fashionistas don’t like this at all; katie isn’t a model – she’s vacant, average talented and but for the tom cruise connection, would never be considered for this. Fashion designers and houses have gone completely hollywood and left fashion behind.

  23. MNGIRL76 says:

    If she keeps her mouth shut and doesn’t let out the droopy side face thing she does. Still no model though.

  24. Fed Up says:

    I’m not shopping at Ann Taylor anymore. I used to love this store for all my work clothes, but I’ve had it. If Katie is their “fashion model”, then this store obviously has no sense of fashion. Katie is ugly, stupid, and ridiculous and she is the worst pseudo celeb out there. She looks stupid in this picture like she’s trying to be all that and she’s just not. Also, I think she looks fat. I just hate her and who does Ann Taylor think they are impressing hiring this ugly, blank, stupid cow?

  25. DrM says:

    Not a great shot (she looks stoned, I realise she isn’t but its a bad look that half closed eyelid gig…) and the suit it BORING! I thought Ann Taylor was for more ‘mature’ ladies? (an age group which I am on the edges of but refuse EVER to join LOL)

  26. Bodhi says:

    Fat? Of all of the things that can be said about Kat(i)e Holmes fat is not one of them. She is TEENY (except for the tree truck legs…)

  27. hellen says:

    Using The Undead for your image model is just so, so wrong. Ann Taylor, you and I are over.

  28. Chris says:

    “I know Katie likes to think of herself as high-fashion, but she’s not. She wishes she was business-classy like Ann Taylor!”

    Maybe maturity is transforming from perky from young thing to mature business classy. I think she looks great. She reminds me of Helena Christensen in that photo.

  29. Nanea says:

    So does that mean that Holmes&Yang is effectively dead?

    No big loss, because Katie is no designer.

    But this?


    Nothing screams serious businesswoman as much as this desperate shoot with a stoned-looking Zombie Katie-Bot.

    Tom Munro, please go back to shooting Keanu in that decrepit chapel or whatever that was, one of the best fashion shoots I’ve seen of an actor.

  30. lisa says:

    Is that her wedding ring she is wearing..

  31. JenJen says:

    Just saw the pics of Katie and Suri at the petting zoo. Of course both have bed-head and it looked like Katie may have had a dew-rag on in one. WHY is that child in shorts and sandals(again)and Katie is bundled in a floor length Parka,jeans and boots? Even if they aren’t in Canada this time,it’s just not right! This woman is such a mess. I will now boycott Ann Taylor.

  32. Susette says:

    I wonder if she’s considered a role on AMC’s Walking Dead. I bet they’d even let her make moaning, grunting noises out of the side of her mouth. It would be kind of a cool cameo.

  33. dorothy says:

    She is so beautiful…but always looks so very sad.

  34. Ruffian9 says:


  35. Megatrona says:

    That’s what my face looks like when I used to do my” lorazepam nights” back in 2000

  36. mia says:

    She is either on medication or she is one hugely depressed person (which I believe is against the law in Scientologyville).

  37. Annabelle says:

    She looks pretty but what is with that stare?
    Can’t fashion models ever smile?

  38. beth says:

    hahahaha!!! zombie-face for anne taylor – that’s just catchy as hell a headliner and unfortunately for her, somewhat true. i dont know why she looks like such a cokehead in photographs, but she does.