“I’d just like to say, apparently, Diane Keaton’s wearing a massive baseball cap that says ‘Dope’ on it in the restaurant downstairs,” Caitriona Balfe announced. “She’s my hero.”
It was a bright, temperate fashion week morning in New York, and Balfe’s boyfriend had just texted her this critical update from the lobby of the Crosby Street Hotel. The actress was in her room, putting the final touches on her look for the Delpozo Spring 2018 show later that morning; though she had spent a decade modeling for the likes of Chanel, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen before she turned to the screen full-time, she had never before attended nor walked in a Delpozo show. Still, she has a well-informed admiration for designer Josep Font (“He does this great combination of super architectural and then also super whimsical”), who she was about to meet for the first time after the show. She wore a seafoam-and-ivory strapless dress with a smattering of sequins across the front, from the label’s Spring 2016 collection, for the second season premiere for her beloved series Outlander, and she selected another Delpozo look, this one a navy-and-orange dress from Pre-Fall 2017, for the Golden Globe awards earlier this year.
The musk of hair spray clung to the air. Someone asked if Kate Bush had been an inspiration for Balfe’s blunt fringe and soft waves. “I’ll take that,” she responded, turning to her hair stylist, Gareth Bromell, in a sherbet orange t-shirt: “What have you done to me?” she demanded playfully. Delpozo was Balfe’s third fashion week appointment this season; she had managed to squeeze in appearances at Calvin Klein (“There was an aggression to it,” she said) and Noon by Noor—as well as a quick outing to the women’s finals of the U.S. Open—during a week spent promoting the new season of Outlander. Read More