Amal Clooney Just Made a Strong Case for Repurposing Your ‘80s Prom Dress

Beauty-wise, '80s-inspired looks (think: vibrant eyeshadow and over-the-top blush) have been having a moment since late last year. But we hadn't really considered reviving '80s fashion. That is, until we saw Amal Clooney at the premiere of husband George's latest film, Catch-22.

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Clooney wore a forest green, silk taffeta cocktail dress from Oscar de la Renta’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection. Between the off-the-shoulder silhouette, the short hemline and the exaggerated ruching, the dress screamed 1980s prom or wedding—in a totally stylish way.

To keep things from looking too dated, Alexander and Ella's mom opted for thoroughly modern plastic-y pumps with a black cap toe.

George, for his part, kept things simple in a classic button-down and jacket, (rightfully) allowing Amal's throwback look to steal the spotlight.

Vintage store shopping spree, anyone?

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Sarah Stiefvater

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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