Katie Holmes' Fashion Inspiration? Suri!

The actress dishes on getting style tips from her 4-year-old daughter -- and asking husband Tom for acting tips

Sure, she's a stylish actress, but Katie Holmes doesn't just rely on a coterie of stylists to choose her looks. She gets sartorial inspiration from her always-fashionable 4-year-old daughter Suri Cruise.

"She picks out all of her own clothes and has since she was 1½," Holmes, 31, tells New York magazine in a cover story from the fall fashion issue. "Tom and I went to the Met ball a couple of years ago, and I had this beautiful red gown and these royal-blue shoes that I wasn’t planning on wearing, but Suri made me put them on and so I was like, “Okay, I trust you.”

Suri will have plenty of opportunity to contribute her ideas to her mom's upcoming clothing line, Holmes & Yang. Holmes says designing clothes has been a passion for Holmes since Suri was an infant. "I started making clothes for Suri when she was born, designing dresses, and then having seamstresses sew them, because I don’t sew very well," she tells the magazine.

And in tackling the role of First Lady Jackie Kennedy, who is, perhaps, the most fashionable woman of all time. in the upcoming History Channel miniseries The Kennedys, it wasn't the style icon's clothes she was concerned about but rather her performance. 

"I’m just focused on creating a character as much as possible without knowing what was going on behind closed doors," Holmes said. And when she's seeking out acting advice, she turns to husband Tom Cruise.

"I definitely come home and say to him, 'So, imagine a scene … how would you play it?' And he’s helpful and sweet and gracious," says Holmes. "He’s quite an incredible human being." 

Though she's been married to the 48-year-old actor for nearly four years, she admits she's still pretty starstruck by him. "I mean, he’s Tom Cruise! His body of work is incredible," Holmes explains. "Every movie he’s done has done really well. I look back, and everything’s a classic." (Hmm, she must have skipped out on Knight and Day!)

The former Dawson's Creek star maintains she tunes out those who speculate about their very public marriage (thanks largely in part to the fact that they are Scientologists). "My big concern is what does he have going, what do I have going, what are we going to do this weekend. It must seem weird, I guess, having so many people watching. It is weird. I get it," says Holmes. "But you just, you know, smile and nod." 

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