We aren’t the only ones who have noticed the sudden reappearance of Katie Holmes. From her days on Dawson’s Creek to her eyebrow-raising marriage to Scientologist Tom Cruise, Holmes is no stranger to the spotlight. However, after her tumultuous divorce in 2012 from Cruise, she went quiet, choosing to focus on parenting her daughter Suri Cruise and staying out of the limelight. In 2019, after a barely-spoken-of breakup with actor Jamie Foxx, Holmes has emerged like a butterfly from her cocoon. In one day, after appearing in an achingly cool cashmere bra and cardigan set by Khaite, the outfit had sold out.
We knew about the Meghan Markle effect, but were wholly unprepared for the Katie Holmes effect. Since that viral moment, she’s been popping up all over New York City in fabulous outfits. Notably, she’s not heading to film premieres or signaling the return of her acting career, but she is attending Fashion Week events, galas for the American Ballet Theatre, and for openings at The Brooklyn Museum. She’s also spotted often on the street, either running errands or dropping off/picking up her daughter from school. Clearly, Holmes isn’t a regular mom — she’s a cool mom, and she has the outfits to prove it.