The human rights lawyer went for a left-field style choice as she co-hosted the prestigious fashion bash.

It wasn’t from any of the designers on our wish list, but goodness, it was perfect.

Amal Clooney made every best dressed list after her appearance at last night’s Met Gala, where she co-hosted the event alongside style icon Donatella Versace and pop superstar Rihanna.

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The theme of this year’s bash was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, and the human rights lawyer put her own spin on the concept in a contemporary two-piece ensemble.

 

Forgoing the event’s typical ball gowns and slinky floor-sweepers, the Beirut-born star instead donned streamlined navy trousers and a metallic corset by emerging British designer Richard Quinn.

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The bespoke foil print was inspired by stained glass windows, Quinn later revealed on Instagram, adding that it “incorporated symbolism and iconography”.

The floral embellished bodice was given added drama with a voluminous train, which billowed behind the mother of two as she sauntered into New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

We’re just as in awe of that shimmering, cutting-edge creation as Clooney’s husband George, who accompanied her to the event.

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As the couple made their way into the bash, the Ocean’s Eleven star joked with photographers that Clooney was smuggling their twins, Ella and Alexander, under her rippling train.

The barrister later posed with her fellow co-hosts Rihanna and Donatella Versace inside the venue, along with Vogue US editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who has chaired the gala since 1995.

The event itself was launched to raise funds for the museum’s Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.

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Clooney’s majestic ensemble has catapulted rising talent Quinn into the spotlight for the second time this year.

The British designer first made headlines last February, after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II took a seat at his debut show in her first-ever appearance at London Fashion Week.

The 28-year-old was also honoured by the royal with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

Clooney definitely gets bonus marks from us for championing an emerging label among a red carpet packed with fashion house heavyweights.

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The lawyer has previously only attended the Met Gala once before, in 2015 when the theme was China: Through the Looking Glass, wearing a custom-made Maison Margiela Artisanal gown by John Galliano.

The British-Lebanese activist and philanthropist missed last year’s event, as she was heavily pregnant with twins Ella and Alexander. 

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We might still have another 364 days to wait until the next gala, but we already have our fingers crossed that Clooney makes an appearance.