Katie Holmes for H. Stern
Katie Holmes posing for the jewelry company H. Stern new campaign shot by Tom Munro.
These shots of Katie, for H. Stern’s new ad campaign, certainly make her look beautiful (because she is; in the circus that is her private life, it seems like we forget what an old school beauty she is), but they also make her look somewhat shockingly harsh. At first we thought she looked old in these pictures, but as with all ad campaigns, her skin is as taut and smooth as a fetus’s, so that’s not it. It’s more like she looks exhausted. We don’t really buy the idea that she’s some sort of trapped victim in her marriage. Whatever’s going on there, she’s where she wants to be and doesn’t strike us as an unhappy person, so we’re not trying to put some salacious gossipy backstory on these pics. They’re very arresting shots and we’d probably stop and stare at them if we came upon them, but only to figure out why Katie looks simultaneously beautiful and worn-out at the same time. Then again, given the public’s perception of her, maybe that was a deliberate choice.
[Photo Credit: Tom Munro for hstern.net]