Caitriona, Sam, Sophie, and Richard were in attendance yesterday at the Scottish BAFTAs. I’ve added photos from the event and portraits. Enjoy the pretties!
Caitriona is in attendance this evening at the BFI London Festival for the Ford v Ferrari Premiere in London. I’ve added photos to the gallery. She looks so lovely!
Caitriona Balfe on Her Most Polarizing Red Carpet Looks: “It Doesn’t Have to Be for Everyone Else”
The Outlander actress is all about out-there fashion. If she loves it, she wears it — as it should be.
Let it be known that Caitriona Balfe doesn’t take a red carpet lightly. Case in point: the 2019 Golden Globes, where, among a sea of standard fishtail gowns, Balfe — a four-time nominee for best actress in a TV drama for her role as Claire Fraser in Outlander — turned up in a strapless custom Moschino dress that featured a voluminous burgundy velvet tulip skirt. A less confident woman wouldn’t necessarily opt for a silhouette that balloons at the hips, but Balfe, 40, isn’t afraid of Fashion (with a capital F). “That was probably the most polarizing thing I’ve worn,” she says with a laugh. “But it was different, and I loved it. I always say if I love it, then I’m happy. It doesn’t have to be for everyone else. Some of what I wear is crazy, but it’s good crazy. And if my mom hates it, then I’ve probably done the right thing!”
It wasn’t always this way. High fashion didn’t really enter Balfe’s consciousness until 1999, when she was approached to become a model while studying drama in her hometown of Dublin. She spent the next 10 years hitting the catwalk for such houses as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Marc Jacobs before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Going from runway darling to Hollywood ingénue was an adjustment fashionwise. “When you first start, the availability of what you get offered [to wear for big events] is different — you’re just grateful that somebody’s lending you a dress,” she says. “I was fortunate to have had prior relationships with many designers and to get the opportunity to work with them again in a different way.”
Now, with Outlander going into its fifth season on Starz and a major role in the upcoming blockbuster Ford v. Ferrari, out in November (she plays Mollie Miles, the wife of legendary 1960s race-car driver Ken Miles, portrayed by Christian Bale), Balfe has even more opportunities to show off her fashion prowess, although comfort is essential. “I’m never going to do a 20-foot train because I need to be able to get from point A to B and go to the bathroom by myself,” says the actress, who works with stylist Karla Welch to prepare for the red carpet. “Plus, there’s no point in walking out the door in something that doesn’t make you feel great. If you don’t wear something with confidence, it doesn’t matter how it looks.”
Indulging Balfe’s madcap fashion whims was part of the joy of this shoot. Her favorite looks? The Miu Miu shorts-and-jacket combo (“I could wear that every day”), the Ferragamo jumpsuit (“I was like, ‘I can steal this, right?’”), and the very scrunchy pink shawl by Moschino Couture. “I love when you can really play with clothes and enjoy them,” she says.
Balfe’s zesty outlook extends beyond her wardrobe. “I couldn’t be happier with where I’m at, the people in my life, and the things going on in my career,” she says. “It’s been a hectic but good year. I hope it isn’t my best one, though. Because that would really be shit!”
For more stories like this, pick up the November issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download Oct. 18.
Caitriona, Sam, and other Outlander cast members are in attendance at New York Comic Con today. I’ve started to add photos to the gallery from the event. I’ll be adding more throughout the weekend as well as videos as they surface. You can find them all here in one spot. Enjoy and come back and visit!
October 5 – NYCC: Autograph Signing
October 5 – NYCC: Autograph Panel
NYCC: SYFY Portraits
NYCC: Entertainment Weekly Portraits
NYCC: #1 Portraits
NYCC: #2 Portraits
NYCC: #3 Portraits
I’ve added new photos of Caitriona from her photo sessions for soon to be released magazine issues of Reserved and Glass. I hope to add scans to the site once the issues are released.
Caitriona was in attendance this weekend at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) for Ford vs. Ferrari. I have added photos to the gallery and will add more and interviews from her events this weekend on this master post. Enjoy.
September 8 – AT&T on Location at TIFF – Day 3
September 8 – The Hollywood Reporter TIFF Studio
September 8 – Collider TIFF Studio
September 8 – ET Canada Festival Central Lounge at TIFF
September 8 – Variety Studio at TIFF
September 9 – Ford v Ferrari Premiere – TIFF
September 9 – Ford v Ferrari Premiere – TIFF: Inside
September 9 – Ford v Ferrari Premiere – TIFF: Stage
September 9 – RBC’s Ford v Ferrari Cocktail Party
September 10 – Ford v Ferrari Press Conference – TIFF: Arrivals
September 10 – Ford v Ferrari Press Conference – TIFF: Red Carpet
September 10 – Ford v Ferrari Press Conference – TIFF: Stage
2019 – The Hollywood Reporter
2019 – The Hollywood Reporter #2
2019 – People & Entertainment Weekly
2019 – People & Entertainment Weekly #2
2019 – Variety
2019 – Elle Canada
2019 – Samsung Studio
2019 – Rolling Stone