Katie Holmes stuns in custom Missoni for the 2019 Life Ball

Red Carpet Arrivals - Life Ball 2019
Red Carpet Arrivals - Life Ball 2019

In an effort to raise money to support people with HIV or AIDS, Katie Holmes took the stage in Vienna at the 2019 Life Ball to give a short but sweet speech.

"Keep on fighting until this epidemic is consigned to the history books. Thank you all so much for your solidarity and generosity. Have a wonderful evening," she said.

For the outing, the actress kept her hair sleek and straight and opted for a custom Missoni dress. The strapless gown was equal parts cool as it was elegant, featuring a glittering holographic-like fabric with the Italian designer's signature kaleidoscope print.

Katie's tamed ensemble was an unexpected addition to the red carpet filled with avant-garde fashion and rainbow wigs -- but leave it to Katie to always keep classy.

The former Dawson's Creek star also posed with burlesque queen Dita Von Teese at the pre-gala dinner, where the designer of Katie's dress, Angela Missoni, was honoured for her contribution in the HIV/AIDS community.

Across the pond, Holmes' boyfriend, Jamie Foxx, was also doing his celebrity duties as he took the stage at the 2019 AFI Life Achievement Award to honour Denzel Washington.