Amal Clooney went full ’70s glam for the Casamigos Halloween party

Amal Clooney, Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford keep it retro at the Casamigos Halloween party

George Clooney and Rande Gerber have made the “Casamigos Halloween Party” into a thing in recent years, and this year’s Halloween party had a theme: 1970s costumes. I’m into that, actually. Call me old-fashioned, but people really do need themes for Halloween parties, and “1970s” is just broad enough to bring out some great costumes (and no one will be accused of cultural appropriation or racism).

While there are no photos of George at the party, George’s wife Amal did come out. I would have thought that Amal would be too sophisticated for a theme-costume party, but she totally rocked it. I think Amal was the best costume at the party, actually. The big wig, the sparkly jumpsuit, the sunglasses… she looks like she literally came to this party from Studio 54. Amal happily posed with Saturday Night Fever-looking Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford. Cindy nailed the theme too, only she’s also giving me Greased Lightning vibes.

Meanwhile, speaking of Amal, the Daily Mail recently reported that Amal’s well-connected friends in Britain are trying to get her “elevated to the House of Lords.” As in, the barrister community wants Amal to become a Baroness. Anything can happen, honestly.

Amal Clooney and Cindy Crawford arrive at Casamigos Halloween party

Amal Clooney and Cindy Crawford rewind the clock to the 70's at the Casamigos Event

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Lucy says:

    Amazing costume. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first saw her looking like that, but she totally worked it.

  2. Crackfox says:

    She looks f×cking cool!

  3. justcrimmles says:

    Disco mermaid. This could be a theme of its own, maybe 🤔

    I still had similac on my breath in the early 80s, but if memory serves, isn’t Cindy’s blush way more Adam Ant, less ? Maybe it’s the lip color throwing me off. It’s too early.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I was thinking that too. I’m not an expert, but wasn’t 70s make up way different than Crawford’s? More frosty or something? It does look very 80s.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        Sixties was frosty. Seventies was more flat and heavy-handed especially towards ushering in the 80s.

      • KiddVicious says:

        The 80′s were all about continuing your blush up to your temples. No idea why. I rocked it, though. LOL

        Good 80′s makeup is Beverly Goldberg on The Goldbergs. I love her makeup, especially the early shows. I’ve noticed it’s gotten a bit more modern in the new shows.

      • Maren says:

        70s, blue and green mascaras, nail polishes, lots of dark blush, not much lipstick at least not for teens. Even when I went to discos in NYC in the last 70s as an 18 year old, we didn’t wear lipstick and that bright blush.

  4. Jayna says:

    She rocked it. And the extra weight really does look good on her. She actually has some hips for the jumpsuit to hang on to. LOL

  5. Maya says:

    She looked good but man it must have hurt the next day when she had to get her hair back to normal.

  6. Erinn says:

    I actually think she looks fantastic. She looks super happy, too – which helps. She’s genuinely pulling this off- and I love the glitter.

    • Ankhel says:

      She looks great. Amal does love the glitter! She’s like Heidi Klum, who dresses a bit off 90% of the time, and then rocks costume parties.

  7. SKF says:

    Love it!!!!!

  8. Gina says:

    Beautiful

  9. Julianna says:

    She looks incredible. Love the hair.

    Cindy looks full on 80′s with only a hint of the 70′s. Not sure what happened there.

  10. Nikki says:

    Lovely and super fun!

  11. Milla says:

    This all looks so fake now. Smiles and glitter in the middle of biggest sex scandals since… Well seems like since forever.

  12. CynicalAnn says:

    Wow-when you look better than a super model! That’s almost as cool as being made a Baroness ;)

  13. Pina says:

    I see diana ross and i like it

    • Felicia says:

      First glance (the header picture before clicking on the article) and I thought Magenta from Rocky Horror Picture Show!

      • Lady D says:

        Exactly what I thought too. Someone else who always reminds me of Magenta is Paget Brewster from Criminal Minds.
        OT, In 2014 Paget married Mathew Gray Gubler’s best friend.

  14. Sebastien says:

    Disco girl ! I love Amal, really nice couple with George Clooney.

  15. Anilehcim says:

    I thought Amal looked gorgeous! I also thought Cindy looked like a man dressed as a woman in that costume… not sure what was so off, but her face looks masculine AF to me.

  16. The dormouse says:

    Eyebrows should be thinner on both – think Donna Summer and 1970s Cher, not !980s Brooke Shields

  17. Jayna says:

    I wonder when we will see the babies. I’m thinking maybe around six months of age.

  18. M says:

    I don’t think that’s a wig. I’m half Lebanese and have hair similar to her. I flat iron it most days but if I wore it curly and teased it out, it would look like that. I actually did it in college once for a 70s costume

    • Casey _ says:

      It’s a floppy reddish brown Afro wig. It’s not even her natural color. What’s with this insistence from a couple people that it’s her hair? Her hair is a different texture, a different length and a different color (very dark brown).

      Even if for some bizarre reason you want to believe shes lightened her own hair and has just chosen not to flat iron it (eye roll)…do you really think she’s getting up every day and torture straightening a mountain of kinky coily afro-textured hair to a high silky straight shine?

      …and yes lots of people within certain ethnicities can also inherit a kinkier curly hair type..see people of Arab decsent, Italians, Jewish people, Irish people, even Nicole Kidman when younger or see the actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio in ScarFace – her real hair in real life was every bit as kinky frizzy as Amal’s wig. That’s no surprise to anyone.

      But what’s that got to do with Amal who’s hair is straight, off black and is the opposite of this wig.

      Come on people.

      • AceCard says:

        It’s definitely a wig. That Amal Clooney style blog has links to the hairdresser’s social media, where he/she has pics up of the wig being worked on.

  19. JG says:

    George is hiding out bc his movie tanked BADLY.

    • AceCard says:

      I was wondering why he wasn’t there. I wonder if he tries to dissuade Amal from overexposing herself as well. He must know people think they’re overexposed…

  20. Barbcat says:

    Is it weird that I think she looks so much better here than with her normal blow-outs? I normally don’t find her that beautiful, but she looks amazing here!

    • Casey _ says:

      Again, ‘blowout?’

      Why are you suggesting this afro wig is Amal’s hair? It’s a diff color, texture and length.

      Does she blow her hair straighter? Maybe she does, like a lot of people who have a wave or bend in their hair- but she’s not ‘blowing out’ red brown Afro textured hair and straightening it to a silky shine, and dying it almost black.

      • AceCard says:

        I have a problem with that wig. I don’t think anyone should be donning an afro unless they’re African American or of African descent.

      • Ankhel says:

        Well, you tell that to the millions of people of jewish, arab, white etc. origins whose hair have natural spring and tight curls.

      • AceCard says:

        This is a ’70s party though. Afros were a fashion statement in the ’70s, and an example of specific-period cultural appropriation. I’m just wondering out aloud and happy for explanations as to why I’m wrong, if I’m wrong.

      • Ange says:

        Erm my dad, aunt and a few other family members are as white as they come and their natural hair puts Amal’s wig up there to shame. The problem with blanket statements like that is it ignores that afros can pop up anywhere. They aren’t otherwise mocking black culture, nobody is in black face so I can’t really see how it’s such a bad thing. Say somebody wanted to dress up as their favourite black celebrity and didn’t put on blackface but wore a wig that resembled their hair, is that cultural appropriation? People who do dress up as say Beyonce but don’t put on blackface are praised. Where is the line drawn?

        If you want to get mad go to the photo gallery and have a look at the native American head dresses that some guests felt the need to wear that weren’t even a 70s thing.

  21. geekychick says:

    If I were her, I’d go out like that-minus the sunglasses. she looks fantastic! Hell, I’d go out like that!!!

  22. Ankhel says:

    Her hair reminds me of River Song, the merry, criminal archeologist from “Dr. Who”. Which makes Amal look ten times as fun and interesting!

  23. ash says:

    black people rock hair like that alll the time….man lol

  24. teacakes says:

    She looks amazing, disco mermaid A+++

  25. Sarah says:

    She does look great! But don’t thnk she will be smiling once george’s skeletons are out. Given the way these past few weeks have been, don’t be surprised if you hear his name in the mix. Those Italian pay offs are gonna come back to haunt him.

  26. Jess says:

    I thought Cindy was Jennifer Lopez! Lol

    • perplexed says:

      I didn’t even realize that was Cindy. I didn’t think it was possible to camouflage her distinct looks, but she did a good job of doing so.

  27. perplexed says:

    It’s weird how much prettier Amal looks in a Halloween costume than when she’s on the red carpet at Cannes. Huh. Go figure.

  28. Veronica says:

    She is clearly having a blast in that costume. Get it girl.

  29. JRenee says:

    Yasss Amal, yasss!

  30. Katebush says:

    She looks amazing and I love love her love her hair … maybe it’s her own hair teased out?
    Also she looks amazing in that costume better than Cindy I’d say

  31. Alexandria says:

    She looks great and rocking it better than Cindy I say. Why wouldn’t she join a costume party? I feel that lawyers are known to work and play hard.

  32. Olive says:

    thank you for not covering adam levine’s costume

  33. AceCard says:

    Is the hair cultural appropriation though? Also, the House of Lords rumour was started by one of the founders of Amal’s chambers. Reads like PR for the chambers to me. Gerber and Crawford are the worst parents. Kaia looks ill and the kids have been dragged out to alcohol-serving parties for years.

    • Tina says:

      Yeah, there’s no way that any barrister would be appointed to the HoL before becoming a QC, if they hadn’t been an MP or a judge.

    • Tessy says:

      No it is not cultural appropriation for pete’s sake she’s not in blackface ffs. Other people are known to have curly hair too. I know a true blonde who has natural hair like that and she rocks it too.

      • AceCard says:

        This IS a ’70s party so my original post isn’t that outrageous. It’s obvious she’s going for the afro look, and I still think if Blake Lively or some other blonde actress had done it they would have been criticised for trying to appropriate the Diana Ross look.

      • Felicia says:

        There are moments that it seems that some people are just looking for excuses to be offended. Has anyone ever seen a comment expressing outrage over how it is “cultural appropriation” when Beyonce straightens her hair and lightens it to blond? When Naomi Campbell wears a long straight-haired wig? Yeah… didn’t think so. If we’re going to apply the “cultural appropriation” label, let’s apply it equally right?

      • AceCard says:

        White people weren’t enslaved on massed by black, end of story. Colonialism happened in one direction. You can’t culturally appropriate the mainstream culture.

      • Felicia says:

        @Acecard: If it’s not your culture and you’re “appropriating” it, it’s cultural appropriation, end of story. Slavery, African descent etc has zero to do with the term. Karly Kloss got hammered for “cultural appropriation” when she was dressed on a magazine cover as a geisha. If you’re going to go off on Amal for the wig as being “cultural appropriation”, then you don’t get to pick and choose when it’s ok and for whom to do so.

        “Mainstream culture”… that’s a very subjective term. So, for any Europeans who move to or live in Africa, India, Asia etc, it’s ok to start dressing like the local ladies in their traditional outfits? After all, that’s mainstream in those places. You wouldn’t consider that “cultural appropriation”?

      • AceCard says:

        You have problems understanding what cultural appropriation means. Your understanding is not the academic or consensus one. Cultural appropriation exists in a political context.

        And no, mainstream culture is not a subjective term. It’s the mainstream, wherever you’re located geographically or “status”-wise or by whatever criteria. And Karlie Kloss’s example reinforces what I’m trying to say, not what you’re trying to say. As for this sentence: “If it’s not your culture and you’re’“appropriating’ it, it’s cultural appropriation, end of story.” Amal is hardly African American / of African descent and that’s clearly an Afro, so you admit she’s engaging in cultural appropriation then.

      • Felicia says:

        @Acecard: You’ve clearly never been to Lebanon or Egypt where there are a fair number of women with the sort of hair that Amal is sporting with her wig. As others here have pointed out, hair like this is not limited to people of African descent. And frankly, the countries around the Mediterranean basin have all been invaded by the Moors at one point or another in history. You and I have absolutely no idea if somewhere back in her family tree, there isn’t a North African in there somewhere.

        The example I gave of Karly Kloss was in response to your “slavery, colonialism, end of story” comment. Cultural appropriation has zero to do with that, and from your later comment, I see that you agree. Any culture can be “appropriated”.

        I don’t agree with your “it’s ok when it’s the mainstream culture” stance. I live in Asia. It’s cringeworthy to see tourists walking around “dressed up like locals”. And they’ll take those outfits home with them and maybe use them as a Halloween costume one day.

        One last comment, since Kim Kardashian is getting a huge pass on a different post for dressing up as an “icon” of a different race than her own: virtually all of the disco era iconic female singers were WOC. Donna Summers, Diana Ross, Thelma Houston, Chakka Khan etc.

      • Ladidah says:

        @Acecard my first thought was Amal was channeling DVF who was a famous it girl with big hair and studio54 cred.

        I am sorry you are offended, but I know many, many Romanian Jews with hair like Amal’s in the picture above. You say Afro, I say Jew Fro, (DVF is Jewish), I don’t think Amal is appropriating Black culture anymore than she is appropriating Jewish culture.

        I think you will be ok if you accept this. This is really one of those cases where I am sorry you are offended applies, you have gotten numerous reasons why this is not offensive to anyone else.

      • AceCard says:

        Okay, thanks for both your comments. I wasn’t super offended offended but mostly wondering out aloud.

  34. boredblond says:

    ??..aside from the big Diana Ross wig, that dress and bag look like something she’d wear for her pap poses now.. nobody wore a strapless fitted gown to a disco!…the 70s encompassed a lot of looks…remember, it wasn’t ‘saturday night fever disco’y till 77, overlapping annie hall menswear. Crawford did nail the disco, but when I looked at the smaller photos, there was a little ‘I don’t want to do this’ in her face

  35. Jack says:

    George’s movie is bombing and he’s probably having a real bad time right now and that b%tch is partying!!! Cold, fame ho!

    • AceCard says:

      Can’t keep her away from the opening of an envelope.

      • Felicia says:

        Right? How dare she show up at a party thrown by the company her husband started! One that was just sold but that the obligation to continue to promote it was written into the contract! The nerve…

      • AceCard says:

        Can’t deny she’s embraced the celeb lifestyle full on like crazy. Her hubby isn’t even there… she’s thirsty like Cindy Crawford, but the difference is she’s been sold as a serious, high flying barrister of great importance by George’s PR team.

      • Felicia says:

        Eh… most of the time, she’s her husband’s +1. I would imagine that if you’re married to someone famous, you either roll with it or you run screaming for the hills, in which case your marriage might not last for very long.

        I rather doubt she’s particularly impressed with most of the celebrity crowd anyways. Chances are that the vast majority of them are entitled a-holes with a lot of money and few brains.

      • AceCard says:

        Well, she usually looks like she’s having the time of her life with these “entitled a-holes with a lot of money and few brains.” Taken to the vapid celeb lifestyle like fish to water. And this opinion is the majority one. Check out the comments on their stories and everyone’s been having a major, extended eyeroll at her famehounding since engagement. Look up her Cannes yellow dress incident for the best comments. Oh, and don’t forget about her incessant pap walks, solo, in 30K outfits until George put a stop to them. She and her mum (a PR strategist) had a vision of Amal Clooney taking over the celeb world with endless Vogue covers.

  36. Overit says:

    Amal = Gloria Estefan + Diana Ross
    Cindy= Drag Queen