Consider Amal Clooney, the jet-setting human rights attorney, the legal world’s equivalent to Rihanna—sartorially speaking, at least. The 38-year-old can sport everything from no-fuss court attire to ’70s-inspired flared trousers from Giambattista Valli and an ethereal minidress from Valentino without skipping a beat. Last night in New York saw the former visiting fellow at Columbia University take a fashion-forward approach to the warmer weather and evening style, courtesy of a seriously swinging minidress and tall printed boots that nailed a slew of this season’s accessory trends in one go. (Knee-high boots, check. Floral print, check. Romantic with a vague sense of nostalgia, check.)
Fitted knit frocks à la Céline Spring 2014 are nothing new as far as celebrity style goes, but Clooney’s Akris trapeze-style frock in fire-engine red was the perfect counterpoint to her ’60s-minded accessories—a white satchel by Maison Margiela and a standout pair of floral-print knee-high boots by Altuzarra, the latter having topped trend and wish lists alike when they debuted on the runway last season. With Clooney set to cohost a fundraiser with husband George for Hillary Clinton this month, here’s hoping the stunner continues to redefine the meaning of power dressing.