Amal Clooney in Oscar de la Renta at the ‘Catch-22’ premiere: cute or budget?

Hulu Original Catch 22 Premiere

Here are some photos from last night’s LA premiere of Catch 22, the Hulu miniseries produced by George Clooney. Clooney directed a couple of the episodes too, and he has a supporting role. I think it’s interesting that George had something to promote and he and Amal still didn’t attend the Met Gala on Monday. That’s interesting, right? Especially given that just last year, Amal was one of the co-chairs of the gala. Amal maybe/probably pissed off some important fashion people last year when she changed her mind at the last minute about wearing Tom Ford. I kind of wonder if… maybe Amal and George weren’t invited to this year’s gala. Or maybe they were invited but they thought the “camp” theme was beneath them. That’s probably more likely.

Anyway, they made sure to be in LA (not New York) this week, so I guess it doesn’t matter. Amal chose to wear this absolutely fug Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress to last night’s premiere. Again, I have similar coloring and I love to wear this shade of green too. I tend to think the color is too “wintery/Christmasy” for a May premiere, but that’s not even my biggest problem. My problem is that the fabric is some really cheap looking shiny taffeta. My lord. Plus, the design isn’t super-flattering on Amal. She has a problem with cocktail dresses, right?

Hulu Original Catch 22 Premiere

Hulu Original Catch 22 Premiere

Here’s George and some of his costars. Christopher Abbott is the guy in the brown suit and he plays Yossarian. Kyle Chandler is… delicious. I’ve never noticed this before, but Kyle Chandler definitely has a “young Clooney” look to him, right? It’s the eyebrows and the eyes – very similar. I wonder if that’s why George hired Chandler for the miniseries – you just know that when George looks at Kyle, George thinks he still looks like that. (He does not.) Also, Matt Damon was there to support his bro. Luciana… had some work done, yes?

Hulu's 'Catch-22' U.S. Premiere

Hulu Original Catch 22 Premiere

U.S. Premiere Of Hulu's "Catch-22"

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I don’t love Amal’s dress. I kind of want to – I like the color, and the cut/style isn’t bad overall, but I think you are right, the material is not good.

  2. ByTheSea says:

    Wow, you weren’t kidding when you said “budget.” That is some bargain basement looking dress.

    Luciana definitely had some work done, but–dare I say it–she looks good. If she’d worn a proper shell under that suit, she’d have looked amazing.

    • smcollins says:

      Agreed, on both points. It looks like Luciana is only wearing a bra underneath which kind of cheapens the look. Otherwise she looks pretty fabulous. I love the color of Amal’s dress, other than that it it’s a mess. A wrinkled, rumpled mess. George looks good, but I’m biased because I’ve always loved me some GC 😉

    • Janice says:

      Amal and George have the same facial structure. The square jaw. The long ness. The eyebrows. Take away the hair and makeup and the resemblance is astounding.

      • Apple says:

        A lot of people have noticed and commented on this. It’s true. Narcissists are attracted to people who look like themselves.

  3. tempest prognosticator says:

    George looks good, but I do think he’s shrunk a bit.

  4. NicoleK says:

    “Or maybe they were invited but they thought the “camp” theme was beneath them. That’s probably more likely.”

    This is just needlessly rude. There were a lot of asides in this article that seemed rude for zero reason.

    • Apple says:

      I’m with Kaiser. The “rude” is just irresistible. These two reek of smugness and condescension. George used to be likeable.

  5. Lucy2 says:

    I think I like the dress a little more if it were longer, but it’s just OK at best.
    I do like Luciana’s suit, but not whatever she’s wearing underneath. I think her eyes look a little different?

  6. Sue Denim says:

    Is it just me or did it seem like the Met Gala just wasn’t as big a deal this year, kind of like the Oscars and the WH Correspondence Ball? And prob just my pov too, but like the political context is just too wearing at this point…?

    • Other Renee says:

      Sue, yesterday I asked if it used to be a bigger deal and whether it has lost its cache after people like the Kardashians were invited. I’ve only been following it for the past few years. So I don’t know if it used to be a more classy affair. Personally I don’t see its appeal. It all looks rather cheap.

  7. lana86 says:

    Women above 40 look silly in very short skirts. Like, “ look I still got some well preserved body parts above the knee!” She would look more powerful and sexy in something longer. Why cheapen the style.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Really? This outdated tired ass line of thought?

      I know someone who used to think that dancing after 40 just looked sad and desperate because “old” people are supposed to sit down.

      You sound as silly as he did.

    • minx says:

      Amal has great legs. I’d show them off too.

      • BchyYogi says:

        Wow, I’m snide, but also logical. I have eyes to see this woman has killer legs, I would ALWAYS wear short if I had her gams. Lots o’ Amal hate on here? Eeeesh. I’ve concluded she has middle eastern fashion sense, rather than bored American aesthetics- I mean, the Free ME woman who really has fun with fashion. Amal seems truly to love clothes. She has twins now, and she’s already done the tired Met Gala, and YES it’s beneath this couple, done once, why again? It’s an huge exausting LITERAL nothing burger (no food) pose event. Why all the Amal stones? She’s an original, love her!

    • Jaded says:

      Will you stop with the age shaming….women over 40? We suddenly have to cover up even though we look great? No wonder the botox/injectible/face-lift/hair-dye industry is so prevalent with comments like that.

      May I direct you to the gorgeous Helen Mirren…in a bathing suit…in her sixties.

      • BchyYogi says:

        here here Jaded. Know thyself! We all have our favorite features and learn to OWN these, embrace, love and show off. People are biologically still sexy past age 16 BTW, sensuality gets BETTER and someday FASHION will stop shaming anything other than young, white and tooth pick.

    • Apple says:

      I think she and other women over 40 look fine in short skirts, though Amal in particular has gone way too short in the past (wedding celebrations, the twee dress). She really needs a rich moisturiser though. Her knees are horrible.

    • babco says:

      It s not Amal’s legs who look bad, it s you, darling

  8. Karen2 says:

    Love George’s suit. I’ve never actually seen a suit like that in real life. 😐 Everytime I see Amal I remember someone saying that before she married her moviestar she regularly wore Zara & I see that all the time.

    • i says:

      She used to wear lots of Zara, Reiss, Whistles, Mango. However, Hollywood husband = Hollywood tastes plus newly acquired crazy levels of disposable income and string pulling. I mean, bespoke Tom Ford has a barrier to entry that most can’t overcome: she couldn’t as a barrister but she could as the spouse of a Hollywood actor.

      • Apple says:

        She carried a 45 pound M&S handbag at some point as well, when she was on Assange’s legal team. All high street stuff and absolutely nothing wrong with that but you get pr posters claiming she could have and did dress at the same budget level pre Clooney. Nope, very few lawyers could afford this kind of stuff on their salary (and fame level in terms of opening designers’ doors) and her family is not that wealthy.

  9. Tessycat says:

    I see 3, lovely green trash bags: shoulder, bodice, and hip. Yet, she’s still beautiful.

  10. Tuille says:

    Amal often wears her skirts shorter than I think is attractive or appropriate & this is another of those. Her legs are spindly & she’s aging. At the Venetian wedding do, she had a de la Renta shortened so much that people below her on stairs & docks got clear views of what is best kept covered in public.

    Kyle Chandler is a doll. I’ve liked him since Homefront, when he was quite young. He was great in Friday Night Lights and Bloodlines, too.

    • Apple says:

      +1 There’s nothing wrong with women over 40 wearing short skirts. Her problem is her knees are awful, as in not sufficiently moisturised, and often she goes too short, and also she can’t take off that unflattering, ever-present accessory: her palpable narcissism and universe-sized ego.

      Love Kyle Chandler as an actor.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Her knees are totally find and sufficiently moisturized. They are shinning in the 3rd photo, for goodness sake.

      • Apple says:

        The Daily Fail has pics of her at the film premiere, same event, and you can see the upper knee area has huge wrinkles when she has her legs completely straight. Sorry, normally do not make a point of knees, knee wrinkles, and such fascinating details but since we’re talking about her appearance I’ll just go all in.

  11. dumbledork says:

    Kyle Chandler, yum. Only thing I need to see. And I think he can act circles around Clooney. Very underrated.

  12. LindaS says:

    Amal looks likes she wearing a green Glad garbage bag.

  13. Skeptical says:

    I happened to be in Gucci in SFO and they had some new hunter green bags up front. I suspect it’s coming back.

  14. Suzanne says:

    What annoys me about her is that she ALWAYS slumps down with her arm UNDER his arm…trying her best not to be taller than him. She leans in..and over and which ever way will lessen the appearance that she in fact towers over him. Like Mick Jagger and his deceased girlfriend. They just don’t FIT physically. This green mess she’s wearing is the least flattering thing I’ve ever seen her wear. She’s normally very attractive but the dress is way too short and her overall appearance is just not on point this time. She looks thrown together. They do think they’re way more important than they are…don’t they? LOL

    • Shadow says:

      “They do think they’re way more important than they are…don’t they? LOL” SO TRUE. Not a word about Assange, Israel/BDS, foreign policy driving refugee crises, income inequality, etc – the hard topics. These two are about the status quo and tossing some spare change to the plebs so they can preserve the structure and keep playing at being “elite.” Can’t stand these two frauds.

  15. Candles says:

    Well, I think they won`t be together more than 3-4 years. I just have this feeling, she is too demanding and I think George is more easy going.