Amal Alamuddin puts her own spin on Michelle Obama's Alexander McQueen dress

They’re two of the most high-profile, intelligent and stylish women in the world.

So it comes as no surprise that fashion-savvy Amal Alamuddin and Michelle Obama both fell in love with the same scarlet Alexander McQueen dress, though they each put their own special spin on the look.


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The gown – part of the 2011 resort collection – made its debut away from the catwalk when the US First Lady wore it at a state dinner for the Chinese president.

Perfect for a stage as dramatic and historic as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, it featured an abstract black floral print and a voluminous, floor-length skirt. Michelle’s impressive gym-toned shoulders were shown off to perfection by the asymmetric neckline.

Michelle Obama at a state dinner in 2011

Was there anyway to live up to this regal display? As she prepared to marry George Clooney, the bewitching British barrister certainly managed to make the dress her own.

Sashaying between Venice hotels on the eve of her wedding to Gorgeous George, Amal looked a born covergirl.

Friends say Amal has been smiling like this since meeting George Clooney

She kept the va-va-voom scarlet but had the hem slashed, leaving the sweeping train intact at the back. The shorter length at the front served to show off her legs as she hopped in and out of their own personal Venice love boat.

Adding to the romantic effect was a pair of show-stopping diamond earrings and her nearly-wed glow.

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