Amal Clooney has delivered a series of stand-out vintage moments over the years, and last night was no different. Joining husband George at the LA premiere of Ticket To Paradise, the human rights barrister opted for a red printed Alexander McQueen dress from spring/summer 2003 – adding another piece of fashion history to her vast collection.
The floaty dress, featuring a handkerchief hem (a trademark of the Noughties), is something of a departure from Clooney’s usual red carpet choices, which often include slinky slip dresses and glitzy ball gowns. Recently, the vintage obsessive opted for a beaded mint green dress from John Galliano, and has sourced archival looks from the likes of Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and Bill Blass.
Clooney’s go-to vintage dealer, Mon Vintage’s Marie Blanchet, previously attributed the vintage boom we’ve seen of late to the desire to make more meaningful purchases during the pandemic. “Vintage in this sense is a sustainable signifier,” she told Vogue. “The amazing thing now – and this is something I have been fighting for for years – is that vintage is a proper fashion proposition.”
Indeed, Clooney joins a series of high-profile stars in championing vintage on the red carpet, including the likes of Bella Hadid, Zendaya and Cardi B. Given her penchant for a party dress, we can’t wait to see what archival looks she brings out next.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk