The daughter of a Garda – who quietly forged her career as a supermodel and now an A-lister – has returned to high fashion for the cover of InStyle.
Ireland's secret A-lister has returned to her first career of modelling in a new feature which sees her talk all things haute couture.
Fresh off the back of the press circuit she's just completed with Ford v Ferrari / Le Mans 66, Caitriona Balfe slides back into the role of darling supermodel to talk about the more polarising looks she's worn on red carpets and why she always looks for 'good crazy' fashion.
Balfe – a former Irish Tatler cover star on two occasions – rose to stardom playing Outlander’s Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser but was always known on the Irish media circuit thanks to her early acting roles and former Victoria's Secret glory.
Outlander, a time-travel drama centring on a second World War-era nurse played by Balfe, who is transported back and forth between 18th-century Scotland and mid-20th century America – could have just been another fundamentally decent historical fantasy, but the quality of the source material (Diana Gabaldon’s series of novels), the cast, writing and directing, and the intense level of fandom the show enjoys make it a serious player.
The InStyle feature sees the four-time Golden Globe nominee – and former Victoria's Secret model – wear a myriad of haute couture looks, including Michael Kors, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Versace, Valentino, Miu Miu and Salvatore Ferragamo for celebrity photographer Philip Gay.
The accompanying magazine article is, unsurprisingly, all about fashion as well as the actress' most recent work Ford v Ferrari – the latest film destined for Oscar stardom.
The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30 – to great reviews – with some talk that both Damon and Bale could be up for acting nods.
It is scheduled to be released in Ireland on November 15, 2019, in 2D, IMAX 2D and Dolby Cinema by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
You can read the feature in full here.
Main image by @instylemagazine
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