Fame10 Fashion Evolution: Katie Holmes
AFI Fest Opening Night Gala Premiere — 2007
In 2007, Holmes became A-list star Tom Cruise’s wife and her style shifted alongside this monumental milestone. She appeared at the AFI Opening Night for “Lions For Lambs” donning an elegant one-shoulder black silk gown. A dress like this may be difficult for some to pull off because of the intricate layering, but Holmes’ height and frame allowed her to look absolutely stunning in a shape like this. She paired the jet black gown with delicate hoop earrings and pulled her hair back into a sleek bun. This was definitely a pivotal moment in Holmes’ style evolution and it is clear she is starting to grow into the classy and simplistic style icon we know her as today.
Los Angeles Premiere of Tropic Thunder — 2008
When Holmes took to the red carpet with a fresh cropped hair style and posh navy dress, it was clear that she had completely shed her previous girl-next-door image. During her Tom Cruise days, Holmes’ style stepped up quickly and dramatically as she accepted her new A-list luxury status. She began to experiment with cutting edge trends and was spotted in the front row of fashion events with Victoria Beckham and at elite red carpet events in Paris. Her super chic wardrobe reflected her new lifestyle, but there was a hint of inauthenticity to it that eventually came full circle when she reverted back to her original style after her divorce. Despite the motives behind her new look, we think Holmes looked stunning in this body-hugging dress and her innate elegance clearly never left.