Katie Holmes Wore a Monochromatic Red Carpet ’Fit But We Can't Stop Thinking About Her Purse with...Plugs?

We're always keeping an eye out for the next stylish handbag, and one of the most interesting ones we've seen in a while was carried by none other than Katie Holmes.

A few weeks back, the Dawson's Creek alum attended the Kate Spade Summer 2022 presentation in New York wearing an ensemble courtesy of the host brand. Holmes's outfit included a sleek, but simple black shirtdress, with a cinched waist and buttons down the top half. She paired the Kate Spade Montauk dress with matching knee-high boots that were adorned with sparkly accents at the toes.

However, there was one piece of her red carpet ’fit that made us do a double take: the white leather Meringue clutch with a woven top handle.  This Spade design was notable because it featured what looked like two plugs sticking out from the sides. We can only assume that the plugs are used to cinch the bag closed (or maybe the clutch doubles as a clever phone charging device?) but we’ll just have to wait for the bag to hit shelves before knowing for sure.

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A close-up shot of the bag can be seen below, where it's clear that Holmes painted her nails to match the ensemble as well.

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Holmes is always our style icon, even if she doesn't realize it. In a recent interview with InStyle, writer Samantha Sutton highlighted how Holmes never expects her outfits to start trends. Sutton asked the actress if she expected her 2019 cashmere sweater and cardigan set to become a craze, to which Holmes casually responded, “No, I didn't.”

Nevertheless, we continue to be obsessed with the star's red carpet choices, like the all-black, bikini-esque outfit that she wore to New York Fashion Week this past fall. Even when she's simply walking the streets of NYC we love it, like when she paired a Saint Laurent bag with jeans and sneakers back in October.

Katie, you never fail to inspire us.

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Joel Calfee

Associate Editor, News and Entertainment

Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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