Well this sure is disappointing. After a report in always-credible UK news outlet The Sun basically confirmed that Suri Cruise, the stylish seven-year-old daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, had a clothing line in the works, a spokesperson for Holmes has gone and denied the report/shattered our dreams.
It's pretty surprising because the original report cited so many well-placed sources and sounded so believable. For one, they knew the name of the line: Suri, which they couldn't possibly have come up with out of thin air.
They also knew other details like that it would be "for young girls" and launch "in a New York department store," and that, "If successful, the Suri brand will be rolled out in shops across North America next year." They even got the scoop on how the line came about:
The initial idea was for Suri to have a fashion blog, but the concept was extended after she started to talk about special designs for her clothes.
Plus, they cited a source, who knew intimate details of Cruise's life, like that she's dealing with her parents' divorce.
A source said: “Suri is only seven but she is incredibly interested in clothes. She has been through a very difficult year and adapted amazingly to her new life in New York, including the upheaval of starting normal school. This is a nice hobby for her, it’s certainly not going to take over her life. Most girls dream of being able to make their own clothes, this just means her drawings will now become a reality."
Sounds like those dreams will remain just that: dreams. Vogue UK looked into this story, perhaps questioning its accuracy (weird); and by, you know, asking, found out that it wasn't true. A rep for Katie Holmes said the rumors were "100% false."
Disappointing news for the five people who believed the original story was true. We guess we'll just have to settle for seeing Cruise's expertly-styled outfits in paparazzi snaps, like this one. Or maybe she'll design a line for her fave brand, CrewCuts?
Still, the completely fabricated Sun story (which actually got picked up by other outlets, somehow) was worth it just for this kicker:
The move is good news for her film star dad, Tom. If all goes well, Suri will be encouraged to bring out a boys’ range — and that’ll mean plenty of free clothes in his size.