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The Holmes & Yang designer revisits a favorite look: a strapless silk jumpsuit layered over a lace blouse

By peoplestylewatch
Updated December 19, 2011 11:00 PM
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For her 33rd birthday celebration in New York Sunday night, Katie Holmes stepped out with husband Tom Cruise, 5-year-old daughter Suri and one other familiar something: a $1,250 silk Holmes & Yang jumpsuit layered over delicate lace.

Three years ago, after her debut performance in All My Sons on Broadway, Holmes, then a burgeoning designer, selected the same outfit in a contrasting color scheme. Layering the strapless silhouette over a finespun blouse, the actress received conflicting reviews for both her performance — and the sartorial choice.

Critics be damned, the star revisited the look Sunday night, wearing a black version (which she also wore in October) with a mock turtleneck blouse and black-and-white T-straps. We applaud her couture convictions, but want to know what you think. Tell us: Should Holmes retire the jumpsuit and lace look?

Justine Harman