The actress, photographed by Thomas Whiteside, wears a striking new-season Prada coat on the cover of our new issue, out Thursday. And it doesn’t stop there, with new-season pieces by Dior, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci showcased across her eight-page feature.
Holmes has long been a fashion icon for many of us, who grew up knowing her as Joey Potter, her on-screen alter ego in cult 90s drama series Dawson’s Creek.
It’s a period of her life she discusses nostalgically in our exclusive interview with Emma Brockes: ‘The world has changed so much since then. Social media, and what people are watching. But I think innocence was one of the draws of the show. It was these kids going through first love and heartbreak and growing up and friendships changing. So I’m glad that the innocence still holds up.’
The issue of childhood experience is especially pertinent to Holmes now that she’s a mother herself; daughter Suri, whose father is Katie’s ex-husband Tom Cruise, turns eight this year.
‘I think all of our experiences bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and help us realise what is most important,’ she says.
‘That being said, I have three older sisters and one older brother and I went to an all-girls school, and have always been a fan of women. I support women and all experiences give you more insight into others, as well as yourself.’
Read the interview in full in the April issue of ELLE, on newsstands from 6 March.