Amal Alamuddin gives a new spin to Michelle Obama's Alexander McQueen dress

One is the newly minted fashion icon married to Hollywood’s hottest star, the other is the White House’s glamorous chatelaine with a powerful plus one of her own. So it was fascinating to see how Amal Alamuddin and Michelle Obama each put their own stamp on a scarlet Alexander McQueen dress.



Amal Alamuddin shows off her style savvy ahead of her wedding

The gown – part of the 2011 resort collection – made its debut away from the catwalk when the US First Lady wore it at a state dinner for the Chinese president.

Perfect for a stage as dramatic and historic as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, it featured an abstract black floral print and a voluminous, floor-length skirt. Michelle’s impressive gym-toned shoulders were shown off to perfection by the asymmetric neckline.


Michelle Obama at a state dinner in 2011

Was there anyway to live up to this regal display? As she prepared to marry George Clooney, the bewitching British barrister certainly managed to make the dress her own.

Sashaying between Venice hotels on the eve of her wedding to Gorgeous George, Amal looked a born covergirl.


Friends say Amal has been smiling like this since meeting George Clooney

She kept the va-va-voom scarlet but had the hem slashed, leaving the sweeping train intact at the back. The shorter length at the front served to show off her legs as she hopped in and out of their own personal Venice love boat.

Adding to the romantic effect was a pair of show-stopping diamond earrings and her nearly-wed glow.
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