Shortly after Amal Clooney co-hosted a star-filled baby shower for The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in New York, the Lebanese barrister flew back to London where she attended a dinner alongside her husband George Clooney at the Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening. The dinner was hosted by the Prince of Wales to benefit the Prince’s Trust and brought together a host of British screen stars, including Luke Evans, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
So what do you wear when you’re dining with literal royalty? Well, for Clooney, the answer is vintage couture, naturally. For the occasion, the human rights lawyer chose a white, Grecian-inspired gown with one gold, chainmail sleeve, and a flowing, asymmetrical cape plucked from Jean-Louis Scherrer’s Spring 2007 Couture collection. She accessorized the elegant Stephane Rolland-designed piece with a metallic box clutch and diamond earrings.
The Scherrer label officially shuttered in 2008, and Clooney sourced the 12-year-old dress from William Vintage, a luxury boutique based in London that specializes in rare fashion finds. It’s not the first time that the barrister dips into the archives when it comes to her sartorial choices. The Lebanese beauty tends to bring back vintage runway pieces from time to time. Remember the slinky, gold Versace dress she wore to a William-Vintage and Farfetch party in Los Angeles?
And Clooney isn’t the only celebrity re-visiting vintage pieces as of late. Kim Kardashian West has been sporting archival looks from the likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Versace, and Mugler. Cardi B also pulled out a vintage Mugler on the Grammys red carpet and changed into another design (a white dress from the Couture 1997 collection) to accept her Best Rap Album award.