Katie Holmes in black Dolce & Gabbana at NY event: glowing & gorgeous?

Here are some photos of Katie Holmes outside of the New York Observer 25th Anniversary Party at The Four Seasons in NYC last night. Katie is wearing Dolce & Gabbana, and I love everything about how she looks – her hair, her makeup, the dress – except for the shoes. The shoes are unfortunate. I think simple black pumps or heels would have been better, right? But I won’t let that distract me from how great she looks overall. I want Katie to do well – and while I think she’s enjoying her single-mom life in Manhattan, I am worried about her career. Maybe her new career path is a variety of side-projects. Maybe it’s on Broadway (doubt it). Maybe it’s on TV (please!). Anyway, Us Weekly had a recent update on the state of Katie, Suri and yes, even Tom Cruise.

TomKat is happily divorced. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ good friend Adam Shankman told Us Weekly Sunday, March 10 that the exes and coparents are doing very well after finalizing their headline-grabbing divorce last summer. Us chatted with the Shankman, 48, at the John Varvatos 10th Annual Stuart House Benefit in West Hollywood about his separated pals.

“They are incredibly happy,” the Rock of Ages director said. “I’ve just been emailing with him. He’s coming back. He’s shooting [All You Need Is Kill] in London and seems as happy as a clam. I know he sees his daughter,” Shankman explained of Cruise’s 6-year-old daughter Suri with Holmes, who filed for divorce last June after five years of marriage. (The duo finalized their divorce in July.)

“Katie seems really happy,” he added of the actress, who served as a guest judge with him on So You Think You Can Dance. “You just fight through all the noise. And it’s noisy!”

Late last month, E! News reported that Cruise, 50, enjoyed some father-daughter time with Suri in London, where he has been filming All You Need Is Kill.

“She spent five days with him,” a source told E! News. “He has been working quite long hours on the set, but he was able to have some time off to be with her. They had a really lovely time.”

While Cruise is working, Suri spends her time with Holmes, 34, in NYC. On Monday, the mother-daughter duo were spotted heading to Suri’s tennis lessons.

Holmes has also been focused on her career since separating from Cruise. The former Dawson’s Creek star returned to the Broadway stage in Dead Accounts and debuted her Holmes & Yang clothing line at NYC’s Fashion Week last September.

[From Us Weekly]

It’s weird that Tom’s friends are being sent out to talk about how much time Tom spends with Suri, right? He literally didn’t see his daughter for like six months, which proved an alternate theory of Katie’s – that Tom wasn’t simply rolling with Xenu, but that he was and is a crazy workaholic who puts his career ahead of his family. Katie played it brilliantly, didn’t she? And looking gorgeous is the best revenge! Looking good and money. Money is a good revenge too.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Lilo says:

    I don’t like the shiny fabric, but overall she looks great. What a difference compared to the time when she was with Tom.

  2. Ellie66 says:

    She looks beautiful and happy (ok the shoes not so much) best of luck to her! But I hope she gets more jobs, do u guys think that Tommy had her blacklisted in Hollywood, does he have that much pull in LA?

  3. Falula says:

    Very Duchess Kate-y in the penultimate pic.

    • Al says:

      I was thinking the same thing! You guys hate on Duchess Kate’s sausage curls, but Katie’s hair here looks exactly the same.

      • Abby says:

        Maybe it’s because Katie’s hair has looked awful before–it looks really good here. While I like Duchess Kate’s hair, I think people hate on her sausage curls because she wears her hair that way 101 times out of 100.

      • Belle says:

        I don’t think Katie’s hair looks the same as Kate with her sausage curls. First Katie’s hair looks more natural… could it be that is because it is her real hair? Second, she doesn’t have that much curl in her hair… you can see some on the sides, mainly… the rest looks kind of wavy. Third, we don’t see Katie with this look every single time she is photographed.

  4. bns says:

    She has such a pretty face, but her style sucks.

  5. mkyarwood says:

    These are my favorite pictures of her ever.

  6. Tessa says:

    She’s gorgeous, always has been. There’s a bit more sparkle in her eyes these days which is great to see.

  7. i'm french don't kill me says:

    she often doesn’t look gorgeous in my opinion and according to the french gossip mags, Cruise sent his private jet and helicopter to Suri to see her regularly

  8. Kiddo says:

    I don’t think Katie is a dress-up girl. I think she is most comfortable in jeans. Some people can pull off both looks, even if it is only on occasion, but Katie always seems uncomfortable and awkward in more glamorous attire. She doesn’t know how to pose and she doesn’t pick the most flattering options for her figure. This isn’t a put down, I just don’t see this as a natural ability that she has. I did find it surprising that she went into designing clothes. I think she’d do better with a super casual line, if anything. I suspect she is still trying to find herself, as she was under control at a young age. I read somewhere that she was contemplating going into law, like her father.

  9. TrustMeOnThis says:

    Bahaha, happy as a clam!!!
    I’ll just bet he is!

  10. bea says:

    Better, better. The fabric seems a little stiff and shiny, but the styling is much better. The sheer portion at the bottom and the shoes are very flattering on her hard-to-dress legs (imo – her knees hyper-extend and she has a bit of cankle)

    Her face and hair almost always look great. She’s very pretty, but not sexy.

  11. Aria says:

    She is getting younger, isn’t she? I don’t mean botox or anything, just glowing and looking more beautiful than ever.

    I love the dress and the shoes but not together. Her style is improving.

  12. poppy says:

    wth is she doing with her arms?
    if you’re embarrassed all you carried is your ugly smart phone the answer is: tiny clutch.
    and she designs a fashion line!?!?!

    do her handlers hand out her head-shots to autograph or are there really a bunch of people carrying around her pictures in NYC?

    also, who invited the manager from hot dog on a stick!?!?!!?

  13. ladybert62 says:

    Hate the dress and hate the hair – she needs a decent stylist and hair cut.

    She also needs to learn to stand up straight.

  14. evyn says:

    Tom IS a workaholic. He needed to work all the time when he was married to her because all she did was shop. Try to find a picture of her during that time when she wasn’t inside a high-end store or her arms full of shopping bags. She may have hated CO$, but she loved being a trophy wife.

    • Apsutter says:

      Please…Tom was always a workaholic, long before Katie so lets not blame his excessive work habit on her shopping. What else would one have to do when they are being stalked and monitored by their own personnel? I would imagine that she liked being out of the house because who knows what terrible things went on behind those doors . At least when she was out shopping she couldn’t be abused because she was in public.

    • Belle says:

      You are joking, right? Tom was hardly working to support Katie’s shopping ‘habbit’… LOL Tom works because that is what he does. He likes to make movies, and he likes the attention. I actually believe he does have a good work ethic when it comes to his career.

      As for Katie and her shopping, I have a feeling that was the only time she was allowed to leave the compound without needing an elaborate explanation of where she was going and who she would see… something with a purpose that would not involve her seeing old friends or family. Something she could do while surrounded by her ‘handlers’. If she was so happy being a trophy wife, shopping all of the time, then why do most of the photos you refer to show her looking dazed, drugged and/or miserable? Looked to me like a good part of the time, she was buying shit she couldn’t have cared less about, with a glazed look over her eyes.

      • evyn says:

        Did you really believe all of that cloak & dagger BS. That American woman that fled Iran with her child didn’t do all of that to leave her husband.

      • Apsutter says:

        Evyn…go do some research about the cult known as Scientology and maybe you’ll see how they treat their members. Many people involved with it have gone missing and they wield a whole lot of financial and legal power so, yea, I think it might have been a little bit difficult for her to run with her daughter when she was married to what many consider Scientologys #2 guy.

    • karmasabiatch! says:

      Thanks, evyn!

      And….3…2…1 to more bugsh*t CO$-cult comments, bahahaa!

  15. serena says:

    Wow, she really looks amazing! Take that tom!

    I really hope she’d do something on tv, something good for her career. Now she needs some good works, and hopefully, a super hot boyfriend.

    • Belle says:

      Yep… she needs a career boost for sure, but I REALLY want her to find a super-hot boyfriend that will show her the love she deserves. Paaaaaacey??? Where are you? :)

      Yep, I’m one of those awful DC, Pacey/Joey people, and *sigh* Joshua Jackson does seem to know how to treat a woman…… and (yes, I’m almost finished!), I am also one of the very few on this site who doesn’t love him with Diane.

    • evyn says:

      I know cults are bad, but I don’t believe their #2 guy would ever allow any harm to come to Katie & Suri. As for Katie, if she was so concerned for her & Suri’s well-being, then why move to NY? Why not someplace unknown? Why make your residence so well known?

      • CF98 says:

        Its called hiding in the public eye if she went to some unknown area and then something mysterious happened to her ….

        At least by making it so public people would be suspicious and all fingers would point to the CO$ it wouldn’t be in their best interest to get rid of her would draw too much attention on them.

      • Apsutter says:

        I agree that she might not have been physically harmed but emotionally? There has to be some psychological damage after being married to that robot for so long. Plus she’s safe in NY and not totally stalked like in LA but she can still be see enough that no one would mess with her.

  16. Karen says:

    For someone who supposedly runs (she ran the New York Marathon a few years ago), she has terrible legs. The dress looks like it’s made from the material they use for 50 pound sacks of potatoes–stiff and plastic-y. Duchess Kate sausage curls. Stand up straight, girl. You’re not standing next to the midget anymore.

    That is all.

  17. RHONYC says:

    every time i see her legs it makes me appreciate my skinny ankles that i once cursed. :?

  18. k says:

    How nice for Tom to be able to continue seeing his kid when other divorced families in CoS (when one spouse leave the church) do not enjoy that luxury.

  19. dorothy says:

    Amazing what a split from a cult obsessed man will do for a woman. You go Kate!

  20. Apsutter says:

    Damn girl!!! Best she’s looked in years!

  21. Maritza says:

    She looks beautiful and happy.

  22. hoop says:

    I agree Apsutter. She looks alive again. Tommy sucked the life blood out of her.

  23. Zvonk says:

    “While Cruise is working, Suri spends her time with Holmes, 34, in NYC.”

    Sounds like they’re trying to suggest that Tommy Girl hired Holmes to babysit.

  24. Starllight says:

    I wish she would get movie offers. I would surely watch them. Maybe with Josh Jackson again and some other Dawson Creek’s friends.

  25. Reece says:

    Looks great! The shoes are throwing it off a bit. Closed toe would have been better with the open, lace-y, whatever-y dress. But it’s minor.
    She looks happy.

  26. Lisa says:

    I don’t think she’s unattractive, but she’s just so… Uninspiring?

  27. yolo112 says:

    I’m pretty sure I have some place mats that are the EXACT material of that dress. BUT – I LOVE the shoes and the sparkle in her eyes again..

  28. Sam H x says:

    If the dress didn’t have that shiny net fabric on top and she had on a different pair of shoes she would have nailed it imo. I do love her make up. She looks very happy, glowing (thats what counts) and glad she’s getting her life back together with Suri.

  29. skuddles says:

    Awful, unflattering dress! And the shoes aren’t good either.

  30. SRT says:

    Good for her. She deserves to be happy.

  31. sunny says:

    I agree, SRT. She seems like a good person and I think she deserves happiness. That penultimate (great word) pic is so radiant. Her posture isn’t the best, but she is a tall woman who just divorced a short man with a Napoleon complex. She was probably scrunching down for years trying to appease his ego.

  32. Maisy says:

    Katie is a lovely, accomplished woman. She would look beautiful in a paper sack. Love the dress and the shoes. It is good to see her happy and smiling again.

  33. bettyrose says:

    Wow do I love that dress, those shoes, and her whole look here . . . but I don’t get what’s going on with her boobs. Okay, she’s had a kid and she’s in her mid-thirties (which is really still pretty young, boobwise) . .. but why doesn’t she wear a push up bra to give those girls some perkiness?

  34. cruiz2 says:

    In the last pic – Her open toes look like little animal faces to me! Peek-a-boo, wrong shoes! Happy face on her though.

  35. annie says:

    Katie lived in NY before hooking up with Tom, she often said how much she loved it.
    My favourite pic, it’s not here, she’s posing straight , feet together, and you really see how nice the dress falls, and the over all look.
    She had such a promising career, when she met TC, Batman, Thank You for Smoking, then took 2 yrs off , being pregnant, and 1 yr for being with Suri, made a couple of bad decisions along the way.
    She’s lovely and is a very good actress, but she has to concentrate on movies with good storylines now, I think.
    Also, if she liked being a trophy wife, she wouldn’t have divorced TC, there’s a lot of perks to being a trophy wife, a lot of people wouldn’t want to give that up, easily. But she did.