Katie Holmes has kept her 11-year-old daughter Suri Cruise largely out of the spotlight ever since her split from Suri’s father, Tom Cruise, five years ago, but some opportunities are just too good for a little girl to pass up. Mother and daughter took the stage together on Friday, December 8 to co-introduce the Z100 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball’s final performer of the evening: Taylor Swift.
Suri looked thrilled to be there in a star-spangled dress and event-appropriate red bow, while Cool Mom Katie rocked a pixie cut, slouchy sweater and ripped jeans. Holmes’ rumored beau Jamie Foxx did not make an appearance but, again, this family is super-private.
Are Taylor, Katie and Suri all friends? Does Suri have a favorite T. Swift song? Is it “Welcome To New York”? I know that you have so many questions about how and why the Holmes-Cruise family ended up at Madison Square Garden together, and I decided to do a little digging, using one of the best sites on the net, Oracle Of Bacon (a computer-generated “six degrees of separation” site that links up any two public figures). I thought that getting from Katie to Taylor would require jumping through Blake Lively or Dawson’s Creek, but the Oracle reminded me of a movie that I actually have seen and totally forgot about: The Giver. Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift were both in The Giver!
They didn’t share any screen time (Holmes plays the protagonist’s mother; Swift is a piano-playing hologram), but between table-reads and press junkets, the two stars definitely met. Mystery solved; I will take my Pulitzer for investigative journalism now.
It’s also possible that Suri is an equally big fan of Ed Sheeran. Taylor brought the Brit out for their duet “End Game” to end the night, according to JustJared. How appropriate.
Dior Haute Couture’s silk embroidered ensemble. Saint Vintage brass and vintage Czech glass bead necklace (in hair); David Yurman 18k yellow gold and pearl necklace.
Western Costume Company’s lace and silk brocade dress. Mastoloni 18k white gold, cultured pearl, and diamond bracelets.
Dior Haute Couture’s silk chiffon embroidered dress. Mastoloni 18k white gold, cultured pearl, and diamond bracelets; vintage Manolo Blahnik shoes.
Vera Wang’s garza and French tulle ballgown.
Director of Photography: Pasquale Abbattista. Artistic Producer: Luca Corbetta. Hair by Terrence Davidson for I.A.T. Talent Management; Manicure by Honey at Exposure NY. Production By Max Brun With Art + Vibes (Hi! Production Group); Set Design by Stefan Beckman at Exposure NY; Stool by L’antiquaire & the Connoisseur Inc. All Clothing Customized By Alberta Roc At Christy Rilling Studio. Digital capture & retouch by Digitalarea.Eu. Photography Assistant: Luca Galvagni. Fashion Assistants: Felicia Garcia-Rivera and Laura Jones.
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Director of photography: Pasquale Abbattista. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Terrence Davidson at I.A.T. Management; makeup by Aaron de Mey for Lancôme at Art Partner; manicure by Honey at Exposure NY; set design by Stefan Beckman at Exposure NY. Fashion: Dior Haute Couture’s silk chiffon embroidered dress. Mastoloni 18k white gold, cultured pearl, and diamond bracelets (worn on both wrists). Beauty: MAC Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 in 7.5; This & That Mineralize Eye Shadow; Going for Gold Technakohl Eye-Liner Kajal; Haute & Naughty Lash mascara in Black; Cremesheen lipstick in Spice Is Nice. Special thanks to Pascal Dangin.