Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney was a woman on a mission as she stepped out in New York on Tuesday, strutting down a busy street while standing out from the crowd in a vibrant green ensemble.
The 41-year-old, who is just days away from celebrating her five-year anniversary with husband George Clooney, appears to have timed her arrival in the Big Apple to coincide with the UN General Assembly, a global summit that she has attended on a number of occasions in the past.
Whatever the reason for her visit, the mother-of-two certainly stood out from the crowds around her, thanks in large part to the vibrant shade of her long $2,690 neoprene jacket and $990 matching knee-length skirt, both of which are from Burberry.
Out and about: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, 41, was pictured in New York City on Tuesday, wearing a vibrant $3,680 ensemble from British brand Burberry
Amal has long been a fan of the British brand, and has worn its designs on several occasions, frequently favoring the label’s iconic trench coats.
Despite the unseasonably warm weather in New York, Amal also wore a beige sweater under her coat, but she chose to go bare-legged, adding just a pair of simple nude heels to complete the ensemble.
She topped off the outfit with a pair of large dark sunglasses and a large black handbag, and she modeled a bold pink lip that provided the perfect contrast to the on-trend green of her outfit.
It is probably that Amal will make an appearance at this year’s UN General Assembly; the legal pro works closely with the organization on human rights initiatives, and in 2018, she attended an event held for the Committee to Protect Journalists, where she delivered a powerful speech about two Reuters journalists who had been arrested and jailed after they were found guilty of possessing Myanmar state secrets.
At the time, Amal referred to the trial of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, as a ‘sham’, and called on Myanmar’s leader to pardon them and let them go free – something which happened in May of this year.
On the move: She appeared to be in a rush as she made her way through the bustling streets, having arrived in the Big Apple at the same time as the UN General Assembly started
Busy bee: Although it is not known exactly why Amal is in New York, she has attended several UN meetings and summits in the past, including the 2018 General Assembly
Then in April of this year, Amal attended a UN Security Council meeting in New York in order to discuss sexual assault during times of conflict.
But while her arrival in New York was likely timed to coincide with the UN summit, it is also just a few days before her five-year wedding anniversary with George.
The pair tied the knot in an extravagant ceremony in Venice on September 27, 2014, in front of a host of high-profile guests, including Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, Anna Wintour, and U2 star Bono.
Since then, the happy couple – who are based in the UK – have welcomed twins, Ella and Alexander, who were born in 2017.
Amal’s appearance in New York City also comes just a few days after she supported her husband at a press conference in London, where he unveiled a new report that alleges links between global corporations, governments and rampant corruption in South Sudan.
Showing support: Last week, Amal was on hand as her husband George Clooney unveiled a report about corruption in South Sudan
Major milestone! The couple, pictured in March, are due to celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary on September 27
The conference was held on behalf of his organization The Sentry, a team of investigators targeting war crimes, which the actor founded in 2015 along with former US official John Prendergast.
Amal sat in the front row at the conference as George unveiled the project’s latest findings on webs of corruption in the South Sudan, and called on the United States and European Union to target those involved with new and tougher sanctions.
‘I believe they should do much more,’ he said. ‘I don’t know if they can stop it but they can sure make it a lot harder.’
The Sentry’s 64-page report, The Taking of South Sudan, accuses multinational corporations and individuals of being ‘war profiteers’ complicit with South Sudanese politicians and military officials in ‘ravaging the world’s newest nation’.
‘Nearly every instance of confirmed or alleged corruption or financial crime in South Sudan examined by The Sentry has involved links to an international corporation, a multinational bank, a foreign government or high-end real estate abroad,’ it stated.