Katie Holmes just got bangs like Vogue editrix Anna (Nuclear) Wintour.

Holmes previewed the new look at the Bambi Awards in Germany this evening with hubby Tom Cruise.

And she also broke out of her usual Armani duds, choosing a navy wool jersey gown and gold metallic bolero (OK, ugh) designed by Monique Lhuillier, who has a flagship store on Melrose Place in Los Angeles.

Why’d Katie switch from Armani duds and make the bold hair move? Some surmise that she was getting tired of having her sleek, long-in-front bob compared to Victoria Beckham‘s. Friends are friends, but hair is nothing you want to be accused of copying.

And now that Katie’s more secure in her fashion choices, she wanted to make her own non-Armani  fashion statement.

What do you think of the new do? 

Photo credit: Getty Images

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead