- Katie Couric attended the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards on September 10.
- She spoke with Insider on the red carpet, and revealed that she did her own hair and makeup.
- She said her beauty team wasn’t available, and that she also chose her dress at the last minute.
The media mogul attended the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards in New York City on September 10, and joked with photographers on the red carpet that she needed a second to primp because she’d done her own glam.
She styled her blonde hair in a sleek bob and kept her makeup simple, wearing only a bronzed base with black eye makeup. Speaking with Insider later at the event, Couric explained her look.
“I did everything! My people couldn’t come,” she said. “I went to the US Open, rushed home, and then applied a lot of Spackle.”
Similarly, Couric’s outfit was a last-minute choice. She donned a flowing midi dress with flared balloon sleeves, a ruffled neckline, and a tiered skirt.
“I didn’t really have anything to wear and the nice people at Zimmermann were sweet enough to help me out,” she told Insider.
There’s also another reason Couric may have worn the gown: its whimsical zodiac print.
According to the Zimmermann website, the specific dress worn by the journalist is the designer’s Capricorn-inspired gown. Couric, born January 7, 1957, is a Capricorn herself.
Regardless of its inspiration, Couric liked the dress because it stands out from other pieces in her closet.
“It’s kind of very different,” she said of the dress, which retails on the designer’s website for $2,850. “I feel a little like a folk dancer.”