Katie Holmes in Zac Posen at a Harry Winston event: old Hollywood glam?

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It’s rare that I get jealous of celebrity red carpet duties but this is one of those times. These are photos from a Harry Winston event that just looks amazing. Can you imagine getting paid to model diamonds worth six figures and more? Check out these women rocking these diamonds and precious stones looking pleased as hell. Kaiser reminded me of Ocean’s Eight today and how much jewelry, fashion, hair and makeup there was in that movie. I saw it in the theater and loved it so much. In fact Katie Holmes had a cameo in that.

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Katie was in a red satin Zac Posen gown and went full old Hollywood with her hair and makeup. Zac is a friend of Katie’s and has dressed her for the Met Gala many times. This dress has such thoughtful design, with art deco lines and open petal sleeves. My only complaint is that her gold shoes look a little mismatched, but that’s minor.

Naomi Watts had on a floral Erdem gown accented by green velvet tie belt and matching collar. This is so dowdy, especially the print and color. At least it’s tailored well but other than that I dislike this.

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Jennifer Hudson’s expression here says it all. She’s more than happy to model this jewelry. She was in a strapless navy gown with a bodice accented by floral applique and a tulle overlay. I’ve never seen tulle used like that, to provide a kind of modesty panel, and it’s clever.

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Here’s Angela Sarafyan, who was such a standout in a low cut gown with a corset top and metallic sequin lattice design. I bet it was extremely hard for the Harry Winston people to resist putting a necklace on her, but it works and makes the other jewelry shine. She’s so striking.

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Naomi Watts posted this video which says to me “I’m wearing millions worth of diamonds and I feel fabulous.”

Katie Holmes thanked Zac Posen and her hair and makeup artists like a pro.

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Photos credit: WENN, Avalon.red and via Instagram

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39 Responses to “Katie Holmes in Zac Posen at a Harry Winston event: old Hollywood glam?”

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  1. Leigh-Klein says:

    Love Katie’s and Jennifer’s dresses!

  2. Katy says:

    Katie looks good. With the hair it borders on president’s wife, but the red dress really suits her.

  3. Eliza says:

    That shinny satin is the worst in pictures. Always looks like the seams are pulling and gives lumps where there’s barely anything.

    • Astrid says:

      Yes! The hair and make up are perfection but the satin makes her look like she’s busting out of her dress.

    • tuille says:

      Satin is unforgiving if the wearer has even a slight tummy bulge.

    • Nikki says:

      I agree; it always looks cheap to me! The hem looks cheaply made because it puckers, and as said by tuille, it accentuates even the slightest curve into a bulge. Unforgiving fabric. She still looks glamorous, though!

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah I rarely like something in shiny satin. It almost always is unflattering.

      I do like Jennifer’s dress though.

  4. Heather says:

    Katie looks wonderful….except for the satin. It makes her look like she’s got a pooch and she’s not heavy at all. It’s unfortunate how the light catches on it. Sigh, let the pregnancy rumors begin.

  5. BANANIE says:

    That fabric is incredibly unflattering on Katie, and I think she looks better with softer hair.

    Angela’s taste considers to wow me! Love that fabric.

  6. Clare says:

    Katie’s Holmes love looks nice, but I just don’t understand her relevance? Does she still work in film/tv? I know you said she had a cameo in O11, but apart from that I can’t think when I last saw her in something.

    • Meg says:

      Ha. I just posted the same question without seeing yours. She’s only relevant because of who she fu*ks. She has not starred in a good/successful movie in more than a decade and then she was so bad she got fired.

    • NJ says:

      Well, you can easily google that so you dont have to wonder here.

  7. Beth says:

    Katie looks gorgeous, but I don’t really like her dress

  8. Loopy says:

    Naomi Watts awful dress distracts from the jewellery.

  9. tuille says:

    Fabric for Naomi’s dress looks like ’80s wallpaper. Angela’s dress doesn’t fit well – boob squash or about to slip down.

    • minx says:

      How did Naomi look at herself in a mirror before she left and think she looked great? Make it floor length and it’s my bridemaid’s dress from my brother’s wedding in the 70s. Just needs a big picture hat and a little round bouquet.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Naomi’s dress reminds me of something Duchess Kate would wear,but she would have it bespoke and definitely the green ribbon would be at rib cage level.1980′s secretary look going on here.

  10. Zee says:

    All I can think of looking at Naomi’s dress is: “doth mother know you weareth her drapes?”

  11. Esmom says:

    I think they all look really lovely. If Naomi’s dress had smaller, cap sleeves, it would be much better, imo.

  12. Meg says:

    Serious question: why is Katie Holmes relevant?

  13. Aud says:

    Holy crap she looks like a young Ashley Judd in the lead photo.

  14. minx says:

    Katie looks striking but that fabric is so difficult. I think satin looks better when it’s used for flowing looks and a minimum of seams. There are so many seams and puckering going on here.

  15. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Katie looking very Jackie O on the Instagram. I’d never noticed that about her before. She looks lovely.

  16. CityGirl says:

    Katie Holmes looks so Pretty!! She can really go glam

  17. CJ says:

    Not as keen on Naomi’s because I think the print is competing with the jewelry for attention. If you’re showing off some major bling I always think a cleaner design and unpatterned material look best, so as not to fight for where your eyes first land.

    Jennifer especially sticks to what I think of as major bling rules, and the necklace and bracelet set sing all the more for it.

  18. Polly says:

    I’d keep the jewellery but burn all these ugly outfits. The only dress that I like is Angela’s, shame it doesn’t fit right. Katie looks so matronly, the helmet hair, the satin dress with sleeves, all make her look older than her years. She’s an attractive lady but has terrible style. Jennifer looks stunning in spite of the cheap looking dress.

  19. annie says:

    Well Meg, she has made a few indie movies, with All we Had, she bought the rights, st arred and directed, Touched with Fire where she plays a girl with bipolar, Miss Meadows, played Jackie Kennedy again after JFK passing. , a couple of cameos here and there, she has The Gift coming out out, and has bought the rights of the book Rare Objects, again starring and directing. She seems to stay close to home because of her daughter and she doesn’t show her life on instagram or going around taking naked selfies or bragging about this that and the other………
    maybe she is too private.

    • Snowflake says:

      There’s pictures of her and Jamie leaving a hotel in Atlanta. I love them together. They remind me of my husband and I. Extrovert and introvert work well together.

  20. tw says:

    I LOVE her hair and makeup, and that color on her. But the fit is unflattering.

  21. sdfgliheriog says:

    Zac Posen is the modern Charles James

  22. Sparkly says:

    I don’t really like the dress, but the hair and makeup look awesome on her.