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I hate to say it, but Katie Holmes stole the evening’s fashion thunder from actresses like Blake Lively, Christina Ricci, Thandie Newton, Julia Roberts, Michelle Trachtenberg, who wore relatively safe and unexciting — or just plain strange — couture gowns to the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute’s Gala Benefit on Monday night.

But Katie’s bright Crayola colors — a red shiny strapless Armani gown and cartoon blue pumps — stood out as a unique and exciting new use of primary colors.

And how much do we love that she wears sky-high blue heels despite the fact that they make her tower over Tom Cruise?

But what do you think? Do you like Katie’s colorful couture?

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