Katie Holmes stuns in custom Missoni for the 2019 Life Ball

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.

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes during the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes during the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes (L) and Dita Von Teese wearing dress by Lena Hoschek attend the LIFE+ Solidarity Gala prior to the Life Ball 2019 at Spiegelzelt in the City Hall on June 08, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Life Ball 2019/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes on stage during the Life Ball 2019 show at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes during the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes during the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes during the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes during the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes during the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes on stage during the Life Ball 2019 show at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes during the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes during the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 8, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes speaks on stage during the Life Ball 2019 show at City Hall on June 08, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Robert Schlesinger/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes speaks on stage during the Life Ball 2019 show at City Hall on June 08, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Michael Gruber/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes arrives for the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 08, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Robert Schlesinger/Life Ball 2019/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes speaks on stage during the Life Ball 2019 show at City Hall on June 08, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)
US actress Katie Holmes speaks during the opening of the 26th "Life Ball" AIDS charity event on June 8, 2019 at Vienna's City hall. - One of the world's biggest AIDS charity events supporting people with HIV or AIDS, Vienna's Life Ball, is held for the last time. (Photo by GEORG HOCHMUTH / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT (Photo credit should read GEORG HOCHMUTH/AFP/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes speaks on stage during the Life Ball 2019 show at City Hall on June 08, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes arrives for the Life Ball 2019 at City Hall on June 08, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: (L-R) Hofit Golan, Bill Roedy, Katie Holmes, Alexandra Roedy and a guest attend the LIFE+ Solidarity Gala prior to the Life Ball 2019 at Spiegelzelt in the City Hall on June 08, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Life Ball 2019/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Katie Holmes attends the LIFE+ Solidarity Gala prior to the Life Ball 2019 at Spiegelzelt in the City Hall on June 08, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. After 26 years the charity event Life Ball will take place for the very last time, raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Life Ball 2019/Getty Images)
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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.

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