Amal Clooney dazzles in semi-sheer $8,000 gown at awards night

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

Amal Clooney further cemented her status as one of the world’s most stylish women last night, as she brought a dose of Hollywood glamour to the United Nations Correspondents Association Awards in New York.

For the prestigious event, the human rights lawyer proved she can’t put a sartorial foot wrong in a sheer floor-traipsing gown by French fashion house J. Mendel.

Amal Clooney wore a sheer J. Mendel dress for date night with husband George [Photo: Getty]

The $8.995 colour-block number featured delicate spaghetti straps, a sweetheart neckline and a silk hand-pleated finish.

To accessorise the ensemble, the mother-of-two carried a miniature black clutch bag and opted for a lick of stand-out winter berry lipstick. Red carpet-worthy curls and glitzy diamond earrings finished the ensemble.

The dress is not available to purchase yet though there is a similar midi dress up for grabs if you have a spare $6,230.

The mother-of-two demonstrated how to work colour-block tones for AW18 [Photo: Getty]

Her actor husband George Clooney – who brought his parents along to the event – also scored highly in the fashion stakes courtesy of a dapper tux.

But the evening wasn’t just an opportunity to showcase the power couple’s covetable wardrobes, as Amal accepted the 2018 UNCA Global Citizen of the Year Award.


Taking to the stage, the 40-year-old called out US President Donald Trump for labelling American journalists the “enemy of the people”.

She also defended two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were jailed in Myanmar after covering the murders of the Rohingya community.

“And you, the press, are under attack like never before,” Clooney said.

“You are being jailed at a higher rate than ever. You are dying while covering wars, not just because you walk unarmed on the most dangerous places on earth but because you are being targeted for exposing crimes committed, for speaking the truth that perpetrators find the most difficult to hear.”


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