George Clooney appeared absolutely smitten with his wife, Amal, as they attended the DVF Awards in Venice. The event took place on a Thursday evening.
Amal, a human rights lawyer, looked stunning as she arrived at the ceremony where she was set to receive the DVF Leadership Award alongside four other remarkable women. The ceremony took place at the Sala degli Arazzi of the Giorgio Cini Foundation.
The power couple added their star presence to this 14th annual event, founded by designer Diane von Furstenberg. The awards honor extraordinary women dedicated to improving the lives of other women.
Amal made a glamorous entrance in a blush lace dress with a tulle overskirt, paired with Aquazzurra strappy metallic sandals. She styled her brunette locks in soft waves and wore a glowing palette of pink-toned makeup. The ceremony coincided with the Venice International Film Festival.
George Clooney looked his dashing self in a black suit with a slightly unbuttoned navy shirt.
Amal Clooney’s recognition at the DVF Awards comes as no surprise given her remarkable career defending victims of injustice worldwide. She has represented clients before international courts, including the International Criminal Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Her work includes advocating for political prisoners, survivors of mass atrocities, and unjustly detained journalists.
Other remarkable women receiving awards at the event include Lilly Singh, an award-winning actor, producer, writer, and advocate, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr. Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, and Helena Gualinga, an environmental and human rights defender advocating for the protection of the Amazon Rainforest.
The DVF Awards, founded by Diane von Furstenberg and her family foundation in 2010, aim to recognize women who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of other women. Each recipient is granted $100,000 for their non-profit organization.
Among the attendees was singer Rita Ora, who made a stylish entrance in a chic black gown with sheer sleeves. She added some sparkle with a silver sequinned clutch and ballet flats, completing her look with a glitzy grey smokey-eye makeup and pretty ringlets.
While Venice typically hosts movie stars and directors launching their films during the festival, this year is less star-studded due to a Hollywood actors’ strike, preventing many from promoting their work. However, the festival’s artistic director remains optimistic, having secured a strong lineup of independent films despite the challenges posed by the strikes in the entertainment industry.