While all eyes are on Katie Holmes these days for her impending divorce, we've been particularly intrigued by how she's upped her fashion game since her separation. Katie seems to have put style on the top of her priority list, appearing on "Project Runway" in a navy shirt dress, announcing a fashion week show for her line Holmes & Yang and running errands with daughter Suri looking perfectly put together.

Back in 1998, however, Katie was just making her way into Hollywood as Joey on "Dawson's Creek," and she definitely dressed accordingly. In the show's first season, the actress' character sang "On My Own" for a beauty pageant talent contest. Even though the theatre geeks in us completely dorked out over her song choice (and proceeded to sing it during every audition afterwards), we're still pretty obsessed with her '90s style in the clip. Enter, our latest fashion flashback.

Maroon lipstick? Check. French twist? Check. Crushed velvet halter gown? Check. This was basically our dream prom outfit for the better half of our childhood. We're surprised she didn't throw in a set of hair sticks. On a side note, we can't help but think how the song choice was just a little too prophetic. Well, at least Katie has quite the budding fashion career ahead of her.

And, yes, that almost-unrecognizable petite blonde with a fantastic cowlick in the video is Michelle Williams. We know...

See how Katie went from "Dawson's Creek" cast member to style star!

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  • September 26, 1997

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  • April 4, 1998

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  • September 13, 1998

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  • July 14, 1999

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  • June 3, 2000

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  • July 12, 2000

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  • February 11, 2001

    As Joe from "Dawson's Creek" (Getty Images)

  • July 14, 2002

    With former boyfriend Chris Klein. (WireImage)

  • March 31, 2003

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  • September 6, 2003

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  • May 26, 2004

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  • May 30, 2004

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  • April 7, 2005

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  • April 11, 2005

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  • June 12, 2005

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  • June 15, 2005

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  • June 23, 2005

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  • October 6, 2006

    With Victoria Beckham -- the two sat front row at Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. (WireImage)

  • November 9, 2006

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  • February 25, 2007

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  • July 13, 2007

    Holding her daughter Suri Cruise in a park in Berlin. (FilmMagic)

  • July 16, 2007

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  • October 24, 2007

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  • November 29, 2007

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  • May 5, 2008

    At the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" with her husband Tom Cruise. (Getty Images)

  • August 11, 2008

    At the premiere of "Tropic Thunder." (WireImage)

  • November 24, 2008

    Walking around Manhattan with her daughter Suri. (WireImage)

  • October 19, 2009

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  • September 7, 2010

    At the "Late Show with David Letterman." (Getty Images)

  • September 30, 2010

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  • April 26, 2011

    At an Ann Taylor event at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California. (WireImage)

  • May 19, 2011

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  • May 23, 2011

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  • July 30, 2011

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  • November 2011

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  • February 26, 2012

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  • July 2012

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