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LOS ANGELES — The nuptials of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes appear to be getting nearer, and Giorgio Armani is said to be whipping up the celebrity duo’s wedding wear.

According to sources, Armani has designed five outfits for Holmes for various events taking place on the wedding weekend.

An Armani spokesperson declined to comment Wednesday.

During Paris Fashion Week, Holmes confirmed she already had her wedding dress picked out. She also was spotted in Milan, where Armani has his headquarters.

The impending nuptials of Cruise and Holmes are being tracked closely by the press, but so far few details have leaked out. In fact, the celebrity couple has even remained secretive about the time and place of the wedding.

As for Armani’s involvement, it wouldn’t be the first time the designer has ministered to top-secret nuptials. In 2003, he designed the gown and tuxedo for Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer’s wedding in Sydney.

Cruise and Holmes donned Armani at Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball in Santa Barbara, Calif., in May 2005 and also during the international press tours for their respective films, “Mission: Impossible III” and “Batman Begins.”

This story first appeared in the October 19, 2006 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.