Lea Michele said she was ‘fangirling’ over actress Tommy Dorfman as the two crossed paths on Wednesday evening in New York City. The 35-year-old actress and the 13 Reasons Why star, 30, posed for a picture at the Manhattan event commemorating the Madison Avenue store for the French fashion house Balmain.

The New York-born actress posed alongside Dorfman at the event in a clip she posted to Instagram Stories with the caption, ‘Fangirling. I heart you, Tommy Dorfman.’ The Glee star, whose full name is Lea Michele Sarfati, was clad in a white skirt with a plunging bow and three gold buttons positioned on each side. The Scream Queens actress toted a matching white purse and had her brown locks parted to the side at the luxe event, rounding out her ensemble with strappy gold heels.

Dorfman and the Mayor actress, who shares son Ever, one, with husband Zandy Reich, were among the high-profile names on the guest list at the event, as model Nina Agdal, 30, and designer Victor Glemaud, 44, were also present, Women’s Wear Daily reported.

The gathering commemorated Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing’s first outing in New York City since the coronavirus pandemic struck more than two years ago.Rousteing, 36, made clear he was happy to be back in the Big Apple, as he told WWD, ‘New York has always been such a dream for me, because it’s the city of the dream, it’s the city of dynamism and energy.

‘I know that Balmain is such a French brand from 1945 but what I’ve tried to do in the 10 years of my career at Balmain was always to push the global; Balmain was not only Parisian but international in my mind.’ Rousteing said that a building block in his success comes from the ‘American support’ he’s received from people in multiple fields.

‘I’m not only talking about celebrities,’ he said, ‘I’m talking about the press, the journalists, retailers and wholesalers. Tonight is about thanking America for the love and support that they gave me.’ Balmain announced an collaboration with MintNFT called Balmain NFT at the event.


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