Amal Clooney in a yellow Lanvin coat for her date-night: Big Bird chic or fine?

George and Amal Clooney stick close as they head to dinner

Amal Clooney was getting pap’d all over New York last week. By that I mean, she was generally getting pap’d as she left her building and made her way to her car, with security in tow. Amal spent the week in New York giving lectures at Columbia, and doing some other speeches and discussions and probably working on some legal cases. After a long week, Amal’s actor husband took her out for a date night! And so here are some photos from their Friday night date night.

Amal wore a bright yellow Lanvin coat and above-the-knee beige boots for their outing. I’m all for dressing up for your date night and all of that, but Amal totally looks like Big Bird to me. Does George Clooney get hot for Big Bird? Different strokes for different folks. No judgment. George also looks like his back is killing him, but maybe there were just some awkward photos, I guess. Honestly though, I think the Lanvin coat would have been fine without the boots? That’s what is awkward here: the boots are too flesh-toned and she thought they would be “neutral” to offset the bright yellow, but really… that shade of beige doesn’t really go with the yellow. I would have paired the coat with black boots or black heels.

George and Amal Clooney stick close as they head to dinner

Earlier in the day on Friday, Amal wore this ensemble – a leopard-print sleeved dress and a pale blue boucle coat with a fur collar. This coat is SO 1970s. The whole look is so ‘70s, honestly. Is this coat Prada? Hm.

Amal Clooney looks stunning in New York City

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. aerohead21 says:

    Her style has always been iffy. She’s generally enjoyed those vintage designer styles. However lately, wow…girl…hire a stylist to help balance the vintage with the modern so that it’s not making worst dressed lists!

    • FLORC says:

      Her bags are often great. Everything else.. the individual pieces can look cheap. The entire outfit can look mismatched in the wrong ways And she just doesn’t pull off the looks. Clothes wear her.

      Ad far as a stylist goes… it’s obvious when she gets assistance. Shes so much better dressed. And during her major preceding rollout a huge deal was made that shes the perfect woman and doesn’t ever need a stylist.

    • Clare says:

      I feel like she has some lovely pieces but sucks at putting them together…she has the worst style!

      • imqrious2 says:

        She usually dresses way too young. And while some of her pieces can be lovely, some seem to be a little “small” (too short/ too short-waisted). I think what bugs me is the calling of the paps and the way her eyes hunt for the cameras as soon as she steps out (of the car/apt.). The thirst is very strong in this one.

  2. Anastasia says:

    Yes, she looks like Big Bird. It’s all I can see.

    And is that a real fur collar? Surely not?

    • Xperia says:

      She wears fur, feathers, mink, snake, anything you can think of. Yikes!

      To me she stands out only for how crass she is. Who dresses like this in these times? Crass on a level not seen since the ’80s!

  3. Chaine says:

    Big bird. She is only lacking the bright orange beak.

  4. velvethornsby says:

    If she wore black boots she would have looked like a bumble bee….

  5. Rumi says:

    I like her dress sense, she brings a level of playfulness and quirkiness to her style without it looking gauche.
    That blue coat I want it! Yellow coat I have something similar but in a muted tone.
    I love yellow it really is a happy colour.

    • Xperia says:

      She’s gauche though, isn’t she? Why do this crazy display of stuff day in day out and especially playing it up for the cameras, because it’s obvious Klooney PR calls the paps for these.

  6. Millenial says:

    Amal, never change. You keep it interesting.

    • Spring says:

      She seems to me that she’s into fun choices, regardless of what everyone else thinks. Good for her!

  7. minx says:

    I generally like her style.

  8. KBeth says:

    I think they both look terrible.
    She is rather harsh looking & yellow does not do her any favors.

  9. Shessy says:


  10. Jussie says:

    I love her style. It’s not always perfect, but it’s fun and unexpected. That’s so much more interesting.

    • Joy says:

      ITA. While I don’t necessarily love her style, I like that Amal plays around with her fashion. It doesn’t always work out, but it’s fun and interesting and I like that about her. To each their own & she’s never boring.

  11. AnnaKist says:

    Those boots look really cheap, the bag is blaaah, and she looks as if she’s wearing a kiddie’s raincoat. Her top lip looks suspiciously thicker than her bottom lip, she can keep her spouse, but I’d give up a kidney for her hair.

  12. Lila says:

    So do you think the twins are back in California or England with the nannies or are they with them in New York.? They have been filmed the last few nights on date nights. Like they called the paps for some publicity. Oh yes Big Bird.

  13. NeoCleo says:

    I like the coat. But then I usually like what she wears except for the really short skirts that don’t cover her well.

  14. Rosalee says:

    I bought a yellow coat from Zara a few years ago I look like a canary I love the style and I never get lost in a crowd.

  15. MissMarierose says:

    Her style is interesting, if not always flattering. But what makes me laugh is that her outfits end up making her look younger and her husband look positively ancient by comparison.

  16. Suzanne says:

    Amal is all about where the camera’s are flashing. Her eyes are ALWAYS on the camera…she scans her surroundings looking for it…obviously every time she steps foot out the door of a building or an automobile. She’s all about being noticed and photographed.
    What drives me bonkers is her pigeon toed walk. You CAN point your feet straight if you think about it…instead of looking like a little kid walking like it needs corrective shoes. Sorry…it’s petty but I can’t UNSEE it every time she’s photographed from head to toe.

    • Xperia says:

      People used to say George was embarrassed about her licking her lips at the paps but I actually think he loves all this. Her fashion obsession is encouraged because it gets Keeping Up with the Klooneys more coverage.

  17. twocatsngirl says:

    IMO I like the coat okay but the boots don’t pair well with it. Probably should have gone with a shorter coat. The blue coat in the other pic is gorgeous.
    He doesn’t look as tired as he did before— I don’t follow them so the last time I would have seen either of them would have been from this website. I think he was looking very tired and fragile because he had been having back pain or something.

  18. Snappyfish says:

    I always get a “look at Me” vibe from her.

  19. Pandy says:

    I usually like her clothes but the beige boots are a little bird leg …..

  20. savu says:

    That blue coat immediately hit me as Veruca Salt-esque.

  21. Zondie says:

    Black boots with the bright yellow coat would have made her look like a wasp. I prefer the beige color.

  22. ValiantlyVarnished says:

    I like the way Amal dresses. I like that she has her own sense of style and aesthetic. I wish more celebs did. Everyone looks the same most of the time because they all employ the same five stylists to dress them. Personal style needs to make a come back. Amal has a quirky sense of style but she also has TASTE. Nothing she wears is cheap looking.

  23. Veronica S. says:

    I think the yellow is the wrong shade for her, but it’s a fun coat. Somebody with a deeper skin tone, like Lupita, would give it the contrast it needs. She doesn’t always nail it, but I generally don’t mind her style. There’s at least a hint of fun to it.

  24. bella says:

    As individual pieces they are beautiful, but neither of the outfits are cohesive.

  25. coconut says:

    Did anyone catch George on David Letterman’s Netflix interview series? There is a small bit with Amal, and more bits with George’s parents and a young Iraqi man they are sort of hosting in Kentucky. #poignant

  26. Skylark says:

    I wanted to like her – and did for a while – but I have no time for anyone who, despite knowing the well-documented horrors of animal exploitation in the fashion industry, persistently and selfishly and apparently obliviously continues to wear fur and endangered skins. Her choices at this stage say she puts her need to be seen as some fashion forward maverick before all else.

    She and her husband are a perfect match in so many deeply hypocritical ways. So much surface, so little substance.

    • Xperia says:

      I totally agree. They rescue dogs and then she wears every type of animal skin/fur out there.

  27. perplexed says:

    She’s a smart lady, but I have no interest in her fashion choices. Maybe Celine Dion can pull off what she’s wearing, but I’d probably think Celine Dion looks bad too.

  28. bikki says:

    pfffft! that’s big bird realness, especially with the light tan boots (i.e. bird legs).

  29. boredblond says:

    Why is she calling all the paps on two continents again?

  30. tw says:

    I think she just has too much going on at one time. The big hair, full makeup, huge glasses, funky coats, over-the-top boots. She looks like she’s playing a part. It’s just too much. I wish she would choose one accent piece and chill with the rest of the look. Meghan Markel does this well – a great coat or shoes paired with classics.

  31. Ain’tNoTelling says:

    Those boots have to go. Thigh high boots look good on exotic dancers, not attorneys. Besides, they cheapen the entire look.

  32. Spicecake38 says:

    She looks like a mafia mistress in the second outfit

  33. Jack says:

    The big bird coat with beige boots is bad, but did you see the leather pants with jean shorts sewn into them? Add the ridiculous jacket and it was so embarrassing. I wish she would just stop with calling the paps and wearing the OTT expensive clothes. I have no respect for her at all.

  34. raincoaster says:

    I NEED, viscerally NEED to know who did those boots. I have a rich friend through whom I live vicariously (seriously, I’ve been pestering her to try out for RHOBH) and she loves thigh high boots and would look amazing in these. But she’d put them with a richly textured brown leather or suede jacket.

  35. sunshine gold says:

    I think her clothes more often than not wear her.

  36. Casey says:

    I love her crazy clothes so much. She does what she wants. Never change Amal.