They were charming and the clothes -- high quality separates with real women in mind -- were impressive, especially for a celebrity whose name isn't Victoria, Mary-Kate or Ashley.
But the celebrity hook brings me to an altogether different point.
I really wanted to ask Katie if Suri, her 4-year-old daughter who has become quite a style icon of her generation, ever puts in her two cents, and tells her mother which pieces she likes from the collection.
Just as I was walking into the interview, I was asked not to bring up Suri. Holmes, like any mother, is apparently very protective of her little one's privacy and it was suggested that she become upset if I asked about her daughter.
I was quite taken aback. I know celebrities can be quite guarded, but given the type and number of Suri photos in circulation -- in high heels with Starbucks cup in hand -- I was surprised that my innocent question had the potential to unleash a meltdown.
The whole incident made me once again ponder the celebrity-fashion equation, and how there seems to be a double standard.
On the one hand, celebs desire to be taken seriously as designers, yet they don't want to play by the fashion rules. I sometimes wonder if Halston president and chief creative officer Sarah Jessica Parker would sneak off the movie set to discuss a story on markdowns and chargebacks.
Of the lot, Victoria Beckham is one of the exceptions. She is approachable, and if there is a question she doesn't want to answer, she knows how to deflect it. I just wish Katie took some cues from her pal.