Katie Holmes as Jackie O. on the cover of New York Magazine's Fall Fashion issue. Photo courtesy of New York Magazine

When it comes to choosing her wardrobe, 4-year-old Suri Cruise wears the pants in the family. Or so says her mom, Katie Holmes, in the Fall Fashion issue of New York magazine.

"She picks out all of her own clothes and has since she was one-and-a-half," says Holmes, who struts her stuff in white jeans and a slate blue V-neck on the Mark Seliger-shot cover, recreating a classic paparazzi shot of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, whom she plays in an upcoming History Channel miniseries.

While fellow celebritot Shiloh Jolie-Pitt also dictates her own wardrobe -- opting for boyish items like neckties, boys' swim trunks, and polo shirts -- Suri prefers frilly frocks and even helps craft her couture.

"I grew up the youngest of five, so there were a lot of hand-me-downs that I would sort of change up," explains Mrs. Tom Cruise, who is shown inside the magazine wearing a scallop-tiered Valentino dress and kicking up her red suede Christian Louboutins in Holmes & Yang silk crépe de Chine pants and a Marc Jacobs chiffon blouse.


"And Suri and I do that now with her clothes. Or rather, she does it. She says, 'I want this sleeve cut,' and it's like, 'OK, we'll cut it.'"

The Holmes & Yang designer, whose romantic collection includes matching Mommy & Me dresses for little girls, tells New York magazine that she began creating kiddie clothes shortly after Suri was born because "I wanted to have certain things be from me and created just by me for her," she says.

And so Holmes began whipping up her daughter's duds -- but left the stitching to the seamstresses. "I don't sew very well," she admits.

Clearly Suri has inherited her mom's passion for fashion -- to the point that she even critiques Holmes's outfits.

"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," she says, "but Suri made me put them on and so I was like, 'OK, I trust you.'"

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