Katie Holmes Rocks a Sleek ‘Do on the Red Carpet: Watch

Bye-bye, curlicues! Giving her beloved coiled hairstyles a break, Katie Holmes rocked a pin-straight 'do at the Women's Wear Daily and Variety Inaugural StyleMakers' Event on Thursday, Nov. 19, in Culver City, Calif.

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The Dawson's Creek alum, 36, teamed her sleek tresses with a ladylike, black and white ensemble, courtesy of her good friend Zac Posen. It was an especially fitting choice, as the actress was on hand to present him one of the StyleMaker awards for his work as one of Hollywood's favorite fashion designers.

Katie Holmes arrives at WWD And Variety Inaugural Stylemakers' Event at Smashbox Studios on November 19, 2015 in Culver City, California.
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But she wasn't alone! Kerry Washington was also on the scene at the star-studded event, stunning in her own monochromatic look (complete with zigzag-striped shoes). Watch Red Carpet Daily, presented by AT&T, to see Washington and more stars' standout red carpet ensembles close up.

And keep watching for tips on how to style the must-have piece of the season: the leather jacket!

(Wardrobe credit: Ted Baker dress, provided by Lord & Taylor)

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