Chloë Sevigny, Vanessa Paradis, Drew Barrymore, Kirsten Dunst, and Lindsay Lohan have all starred in Miu Miu campaigns. And rumor has it the label will uphold the celebrity tradition for spring 2009 with Katie Holmes. But she won’t be alone: Real models will reportedly appear in the ads alongside her, as “accessories.” We understand celebrities help sell everything from handbags to kitchen stoves, but is Katie Holmes currently the best choice for a high-fashion brand? A few months ago she wore a slew of chic frocks to premieres and parties and things, inspiring rave reviews from the fashion set. But then she started wandering the streets in her husband’s jeans. Not long after, she decided she was suited to design her own clothes. And then the jumpsuit on the left happened, which is why we’re surprised Miu Miu wants Holmes to represent them. On the upside, she’ll probably have to wear their stuff instead of hers at red-carpet events as part of the deal. Maybe Miuccia just wants to save her from herself.
Miu Miu Spring 2009 Not Just Models, After All? [Fashionologie]