Clooneys in Cannes: Couple looks captivating on the festival's red carpet

Published May 13th, 2016 - 08:31 GMT
George Clooney's wife made her Cannes debut this week for the release of his movie Money Monster. (Instagram)
George Clooney's wife made her Cannes debut this week for the release of his movie Money Monster. (Instagram)

He may be the Hollywood superstar in the relationship but George Clooney's wife Amal once again proved she could easily be an A-list star in her own right on Thursday evening.

However, although the human rights lawyer cut an incredibly dazzling figure on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of George's new film Money Monster, she clearly struggled with the long length of her flowing gown.

So it's no surprise that later in the evening, as the smitten pair left the premiere's official after party in nearby Antibes, the 55-year-old actor clung tightly to his wife's hand.

The married couple looked the picture of bliss as they emerged into the night after celebrating, with Amal looking as serene as she had done hours beforehand.

George seemed loathed to want to let go of his beautiful spouse's hand as she tottered along the street in her devilishly high heels, the very same ones that almost became entangled in the full lemon yellow skirt while in front of hundreds of cameras at the premiere.

The 38-year-old barrister happily kept a firm grip on her man's hand as they were joined by other partygoers after toasting to the evening's success. 

And, despite the long day that stretched out after them, the good-looking pair appeared in fantastic spirit while getting into their car to return to their nearby hotel.

Earlier in the evening, Amal had made headlines in her sensational in a simple pale yellow gown as she attended the star-studded premiere of her husband's new film Money Monster at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival.

However, the celebrated human rights lawyer found herself struggling with the flowing train of her gorgeous gown as she posed for pictures with George and his cast mates. 

Amal was the centre of attention as she arrived at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès to make her Cannes debut.

Her besotted partner, who looked handsome as ever for his big night but couldn't seem to take his eyes off his lovely wife, who showed off a lot of her lean legs while the skirt flitted around her figure in the breeze.

Meanwhile, Julia Roberts emanated old-school Hollywood glamour in a vintage inspired, black ball gown as she arrived at the Palais des Festivals. 

Julia was living proof that less is usually more when it comes to red carpet style, keeping her look simple and sophisticated. 

The floor-sweeping dress boasted a statement neckline, with a plunging cut and elegant, off-the-shoulder cap sleeves. 

The Pretty Woman favourite jazzed up her sombre gown with a stunning emerald pendant set off on a dazzling diamond chain.

Jodie Foster opted for a dazzling black gown with silver embroidery while Irish actress Caitriona Balge drew attention to her cleavage in a plunging mixed-material gown. 

British actors Dominic West and Jack O'Connell gave heartthrob George a run for his money in their dapper black suits. 

Susan Sarandon, 69, and her A-list pal Naomi Watts, 47, once again led the way in the fashion stakes when they returned for the second night of the prestigious event for the screening of Money Monster.

Thelma and Louise star Susan ripped up the sartorial rulebook by putting on a very busty display in a plunging navy gown which also had a racy thigh-high split.

The age-defying actress's ensemble was far racier than the sophisticated black suit she wore the previous evening, however no less stylish, with its large gold buttons adding a richness to the outfit.

Susan had fun with the ensemble by wearing a pair of peach-rimmed shades which complemented her messy copper locks which were styled in loose waves.

Blonde bombshell Naomi was at her elegant best in a slimline silver gown adorned with glistening jewels. Her sleek shoulder-length tresses rested neatly on her shoulders and provided quite the contrast with her bold pink lipstick. 

Familiar with the set-up after the first night's festivities, the friends let their hair down as they playfully hugged in front of the cameras. Naomi planted a kiss on Susan's cheek much to the red-headed star's surprise, before resuming their hug. 

The strapless Pamella Roland-designed garment worked wonders on her hourglass frame, slightly cinching in at her nipped-in waistline before falling over her curvy hips, the fabric on the skirt pooling at her feet.

ts top half, a corset-style design, included a curved neckline, slightly obscuring her ample cleavage - giving just a hint away - and was covered in shimmering geometric crystal embroidery down the front and all the way down to her knees.

With just the right amount of skin on show, her bare decolletage and toned arms and shoulders, Eva oozed a serious amount of elegant sex appeal as she posed up a storm for the hundreds of tuxedo-clad photographers lining the crimson runway. 

Eva Longoria cut a sublime and typically sexy figure as she flaunted her petite curves in a classic black dress with a long fishtail hemline. 

Earlier in the day, George and his good friend/co-star Julia Roberts were able to let loose and mess around together as they posed for photographs at the film's photocall. 

Reunited for their latest film, the Oscar winning actress, 48, seemed in good spirits as she cosied up to her pal, laughing and kicking out her legs as the duo milled around with Jodie Foster.   

Clad in a pinstripe jumpsuit, Julia looked effortlessly glamorous as she showed off her incredible figure, with the garment nipping in at her waist to highlight her enviable curves. 

Layering up with a crisp white shirt, she continued with her monochrome theme with a pair of patent black court heels that added some extra height to her modelesque frame. 

Sweeping her strawberry blonde locks back into a messy ponytail, she revealed a glittering ear cuff that added some sparkle to her ensemble, whilst neutral make-up allowed her natural beauty to shine through. 

Meanwhile, George, 55, complemented his co-stars outfit in a fitted black suit that he teamed with a black shirt with open buttons. 

Popping a pair of sunglasses in his top pocket, the Golden Globe winner looked every inch the silver fox with his hair tousled and goatee expertly groomed.  

Beaming as he chatted with his friends, the star looked as though he didn't have a care in the world whilst he strode around the grounds, holding out his hands to jokingly introduce Julia to the hoards of photographers. 

Whilst the pair have enjoyed a light-hearted relationship over the years, Julia revealed that her co-star also had a sweet caring side to him that she witnessed whilst she was pregnant. 

Speaking to Allure, the mum-of-three revealed that while she was pregnant with her twins, now 11, she became the focus of his attention.  

'At George’s house, I remember walking down this path pregnant with Phinn and Hazel and turning the corner, and all the boys were sitting at the table having lunch. They were like, "Oh, come sit down." I wasn't allowed to walk the stairs.

'It was such a sweet shift in our relationships because originally, it was all pranks and teasing each other. And here I am pregnant, so it’s like pulling out my chair and just making sure I have enough water and, "Are you feeling okay? You look a little peaked." "I’m fine.”' 

And the pair seemed to be back to their old ways as they giggled alongside each other, even getting Jodie involved in the action. 

Clad in an elegant white shift dress, the 53-year-old actress was a vision of beauty at the event, but didn't take herself too seriously, laughing and pulling poses for the camera. 

Managing to keep her balance in a pair of strappy silver heels, she keeled over laughing and holding up her hands as she giggled alongside her co-stars. 

Wearing her honey coloured locks poker straight, her glossy tresses rested on her shoulders as she danced along the courtyard. 

Whilst Jodie has never worked with Julia and George before Money Monster, the trio appeared to have already formed a firm friendship as they posed ahead of the film's screening at the prestigious festival.

The movie, a new thriller which also stars Jack O'Connell, is set to premiere on Thursday night at the Grand Theatre Lumiere at the Palais des Festivals.

It tells the story of a financial TV host (George), who gets taken hostage on-air along with his producer (Julia) by a trouble investor (Jack).

The film is Jodie's fourth directional outing following Little Man Tate, Home For The Holidays and The Beaver.

The cast of Howards End also turned out for the photocall, but were rather more reserved in their poses for the cameras. 

By Nola Ojomu

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