Red Carpet Transformation – Katie Holmes

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The first time we saw Katie Holmes was at the 35th New York Film Festival for the premiere of “The Ice Storm” as a fresh face 18 year old. She wore a what looks like lingerie, with tights and strappy sandals. *shakes head*

Her second appearance on the red carpet got worse at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as she wore this Gothic inspired all black baggy ensemble.

Katie’s first major appearance on the red carpet was at the 50th Annual Emmy Awards. She did not fair to well in this virginal white crochet gown.

For the “X-Men” premiere in New York, Katie was casual wearing a white t-shirt and a snake skinned skirt.

By 2004 Katie had polished her look. To the “First Daughter” premiere in New York she wore a very sexy brown dress with strappy sandals.

In 2005, Katie had got it together looking every inch the B list actress in this white Chanel-esqe dress which she wore to the Fifi Awards.

On my birthday ‘TomKat’ was born to the media – cue lots of PDA on the red carpet. I only wish Katie had had a better coming out dress at the David di Donatello 2005 Awards in Rome. Once again this ends up looking like tacky lingerie.

Katie was stunning in this turquoise halter dress for the New York premiere of Tom’s “War of the World’s”. I especially love the gold shoes.

This was the start of navy and black becoming a staple in Katie closet. She wore this strapless midnight blue dress to the 2005 BAFTA Awards in London. Love the ghetto gold.

Two weeks and 2 days after having baby Suri, Katie Holmes was back on the red carpet for the LA premiere of Tom’s “Mission Impossible III”. Her face says to me that the red carpet is the last place she wanted to be, but she looks good for a woman still carrying her baby weight.

Then came the Hollywood glamour. Katie instantly became an A lister when she married Tom Cruise, and with that came designers clamouring to dress her. Giorgio Armani designed her wedding dress and with that came an invitation to the Armani Prive Spring 2007 Paris Fashion Week show. Katie obviously played close attention at the show, because she picked out this gorgeous organza peach Armani Prive Spring 2007 strapless gown for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

I loved this Azzedine Alaia dress and Katie’s hair cut, which got it’s red carpet debut at the New York premiere of Hairspray. This is Katie’s only red carpet appearance without Tom since they got together.

Not many people can out posh Posh, but Katie was a vision in this red vintage James Galanos strapless gown for the Beckham’s Welcome to LA Party.

Katie wore this Armani Privé 2007 strapless sweetheart necklined metallic dress for the “Lions For Lambs” Berlin premiere continuing her great style run on the red carpet.

She took the night off from Armani to dazzle the crowds in this one shouldered black satin Monique Lhuillier Spring 2008 gown with flats to the Opening Night Gala Presentation of “Lions for Lambs” in LA.

The most stylish Katie has looked on the red carpet this year was when she wore this aubergine velvet Hermes Fall 2007 halter gown to the 23rd Annual Museum of the Moving Image Black Tie Salute honoring her husband. She is stunning and cements her place as one of the best dressed on the red carpet. For the “Lions for Lambs” Washington premiere she was more business-like in this Lanvin Fall 2007 dress.

It has been a long road on the quest for superstar status for this girl from Ohio, but she has made the transition from awkward teen TV star to a stylist A list red carpet movie star perfectly. I hope she has not peaked, and we see much more great style from Mrs Cruise.

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