When it comes to major life achievements, landing a Vogue cover is up there.
But for internationally-renowned humanitarian lawyer Amal Clooney, we’d hazard a guess her first ever cover on the May edition of the publication was a welcome walk in the park:
Photographed by none other than Annie Leibovitz, Clooney is straight stunting in a fuchsia Alexander McQueen number, complete with Cartier jewels.
While the pics of the 40-year-old mother of two and wife to George Clooney swanning about their family home in various killer outfits are glorious, her interview’s far more captivating.
After getting the obvious Clooney-clan love story stuff out of the way (she said falling in love with George Clooney felt like “the most natural thing in the world” and George says he found her “fascinating”), she went deep on gun control and the #MeToo movement.
Having spent her professional career advocating for human rights, Clooney had some choice words about why #MeToo has been so important.
“I think because of the brave women who have come forward to tell their stories, the future workplace will be safer for my daughter than it was for people of my generation,” Clooney said.
“We’re in a situation where a predator feels less safe and a professional woman feels more safe, and that’s where we need to be.”
She went on to analyse the gun problem in the US, questioning why weapons are so easy to obtain in The States.
“I’ve seen lots of commentary where people have tried to say, ‘This isn’t about having too many guns or allowing semiautomatic and automatic weapons to be purchased too easily – surely this is about mental health, or about violence and movies,’” she said.
“The fact is, there are violent movies all over the world, and there are mental health issues in other countries. But this doesn’t happen in other developed countries. The difference is guns, and how widely and easily available they are.”
You can read the full interview and spy the gloriously stylish pictorials here.