Katie Holmes brought her designer Zac Posen to the Met Gala ball as her date for the evening. When you bring your designer as your plus-one, he is going to make damn sure you look stunning. The theme for the evening was "China: Through The Looking Glass."
But Katie Holmes had another trick up her sleeve for the evening -- a nifty trick indeed, since she went sleeveless for the evening.
Katie Holmes and hairstylist DJ Quintero plotted out a series of peeks at her look for the evening that got people talking well before she hit the red carpet at the event. The whole thing started with a pair of Instagram posts from Holes and Quintero that showed her about to get her hair chopped.
“Chop Chop! #MetGala #BTS BIG transformation,” Quintero's caption read.
Katie Holmes' caption simply said: "Dare me..... #metball"
It looked like Katie Holmes was all set to lose her long locks for the ball.
But the pair went even further, posting a video that showed Holmes in silhouette with the gown and hair style that she would later have at the ball.
And when Katie Holmes made her entrance, her hair and gown turned heads.
The reaction was impressive. Entertainment Tonight declared that Katie Holmes "owns the bob. The bob is Katie's now."
But only later did the truth come out. Everyone had fallen for a ruse. The hairdo was a wig. Holmes' long, wavy locks were tucked safely underneath. Her style for the night was intended as an homage to Anna May Wong, a Chinese-American movie star.