Amal Clooney is a celebrated humanitarian, successful barrister, mother of twins, and a certified fashion icon to boot. Who else can pull off a big-brimmed hat and white trousers to their own civil ceremony? Or pants on the Met Gala red carpet? She has been seen in creations by her staple favorite designers, Giambattista Valli and Versace, and rare finds from William Vintage, a specialist store in London founded by William Banks-Blaney.
Though the Lebanese human rights lawyer rarely makes public appearances, when she does, the world takes notice. She made her first red carpet debut as Mrs. Clooney at the 2015 Golden Globes wearing a black Dior gown, which she paired with white, elbow-length gloves she made herself. Indeed, Clooney is never afraid to make bold sartorial moves, whether she’s posing on the red carpet with her husband George Clooney or attending the high-profile nuptials of her good friends, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. In fact, the marigold, ’40’s-inspired Stella McCartney midi-dress with cap sleeves she wore to the May 18 royal wedding set the internet into a frenzy, resulting in 1,500% spike in searches for yellow dresses that week. Other recent memorable fashion moments include when the lawyer took to the stage at the Dolby Theater to deliver a touching tribute for her husband at the AFI Life Achievement Gala honoring George Clooney in Los Angeles, wearing a glittering custom Prada ensemble.
Even when she was pregnant with twins Ella and Alexander, the Lebanese beauty never failed to display an unparalleled lineup of head-turning ensembles, proving how elegant maternity dressing can be. Memorably, at the César Awards in Paris, an expecting Clooney dressed her growing baby bump in a white custom Atelier Versace gown boasting layers of fluffy black and grey feathers.
In honor of Amal Clooney’s 42nd birthday today we look back at some of her best fashion moments in the gallery above.