Katie Holmes was the epitome of elegance at her first post-divorce public appearance.
All eyes were on the actress at the annual Style Awards in New York City, where she presented the top accolade to fashion designer Carolina Herrera.
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Katie looked sweet in one of Carolina's creations, consisting of a casual black shirt with an embellished, more glamorous skirt.
Stepping up to the podium to address the star-studded crowd, Katie exuded the confidence of woman coming into her own as she honoured her friend.
The Style Awards afforded Katie a rare night off from mummy duty. Since splitting with Tom Crusie back in June, the 34-year-old has been inseparable from the couple's little girl, Suri.
Mother and daughter have been spotted on a series of fun trips around New York, where Katie now lives with the six-year-old.
While the brunette was taking her first bold steps back into the limelight, Tom has been enjoying a relaxing holiday in the idyllic island of Hvar, Croatia.