Will the star lawyer channel her Beirut roots in a Middle Eastern designer?
Our eyes are always on Amal Clooney, but tonight the biggest names in the fashion industry will be watching the human rights lawyer.
Why, you ask? Because the British-Lebanese philanthropist will be co-hosting one of the year’s most prestigious sartorial events, the Met Gala.
The 40-year-old barrister will be joined on the night by Rihanna and Donatella Versace at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with A-listers aplenty.
The annual sartorial extravaganza usually provides some of the most memorable looks of all time (think Kim Kardashian in head-to-toe florals and Rihanna in a canary yellow cape), so we can’t wait to see what Clooney sports for the occasion.
Ahead of her red carpet appearance, we’ve pulled together a list of labels we’re hoping she dons for the stylish soiree…
If Clooney wanted to pay tribute to her Beirut birthplace, this Lebanese label would be a great choice. Blending romance, drama and voluminous swathes of tulle in its statement collection, a gown from Ashi Studio would be guaranteed to cause a stir on the red carpet.
The lawyer has previously turned to this Italian label for high-profile events such as Cannes, so it might well be in the running (plus it’d be a nice nod to co-host Donatella). The theme for this year’s gala is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, and Versace do have a knack for iconography (think beaded baroque crosses), so it’d be a worthy fit.
Oscar de la Renta
Clooney wore the last wedding gown designed by the Dominican designer to her Venetian nuptials in 2014, so it’d be a touching tribute to don la Renta to the Met. If she goes down the Oscar road, expect heavy embellishments, plenty of ruffles and balletic silhouettes.
It would be a left-field choice, but Clooney has been sporting lots of this New York label in her off-duty wardrobe of late. If this cool kid designer was behind her outfit on the night, we’d expect something edgy, directional, and effortlessly cool.
This Lebanese couturier is a red-carpet favourite for good reason, and will likely dress at least one star for the gala. We’ve not yet seen Clooney in one of his designs (that we know of), so we have our fingers crossed that this fashion match will finally come together tonight.
Clooney has previously only attended the Met Gala once before, wearing a custom-made Maison Margiela Artisanal gown. If she wants something similarly cutting-edge but with a dash of glamour, we think this US design duo would fit the bill.