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Julia Roberts stuns at Albie Awards held by her old pal George Clooney and his wife Amal

Julia Roberts drapes statuesque figure in statement frock at inaugural Albie Awards held by her old pal George Clooney and his wife Amal

Julia Roberts draped her statuesque figure in a statement dress for the inaugural Albie Awards in New York this Saturday.

Co-hosted by Julia’s old friend George Clooney and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, the event played host to a glittering star-studded guest list. 

Among the cavalcade of celebrities who flooded into the New York Public Library for the fete, Julia made a splash in a striking gown.

Swanking about: Julia Roberts draped her statuesque figure in a statement dress for the inaugural Albie Awards in New York this Saturday

Her sleek dress was black other than a pink, white and burnt-orange striped section stretching from her midriff to her decolletage.

The Eat Pray Love star teamed the gown with a matching jacket that she flung fashionably over her shoulders without putting her arms in the sleeves.

Wearing her signature wavy blonde hair down over her shoulders, she accentuated her unmistakable features with makeup.

Julia has a long working history with George, having co-starred with him in movies ranging from Ocean’s Eleven in 2001 to Money Monster in 2016.

Aglow: Co-hosted by Julia's old friend George Clooney and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, the event played host to a glittering star-studded guest list

On the town: Among the cavalcade of celebrities who flooded into the New York Public Library for the fete, Julia made a splash in a striking gown

Aglow: Co-hosted by Julia’s old friend George Clooney and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, the event played host to a glittering star-studded guest list

They have teamed up again for an upcoming comedy called Ticket To Paradise in which they play a divorced couple teaming up to prevent their daughter’s marriage.

‘I think it’s so funny and George is so funny and George and I together, it’s probably going to be terrible because there’s too much potential for it to be great, it’ll just implode on it itself,’ Julia quipped to Variety at Cannes this year.

‘I think that should be the commercial for the movie: “It’s probably going to be terrible,”‘ she vamped. ‘I’m so glad my publicist is on a plane right now.’

The Albie Awards are held by the Clooney Foundation For Justice, which bills them as being for ‘courageous defenders of justice who are at great risk for what they do.’

Radiant: Her sleek dress was black other than a pink, white and burnt-orange striped section stretching from her midriff to her decolletage

Radiant: Her sleek dress was black other than a pink, white and burnt-orange striped section stretching from her midriff to her decolletage

They were named for Justice Albie Sachs, the famous South African jurist subjected to jail and then exile for his activism against the apartheid regime.

Thursday’s guest list included Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber, who posed up a storm with George and Amal for the shutterbugs.

Rande, George and a businessman called Mike Meldman famously co-founded the tequila brand Casamigos, which they have since sold.

A dazzling array of famous faces traipsed across the red carpet, from Dua Lipa and Jodie Turner-Smith to Drew Barrymore and Phoebe Dynevor to Oscar Isaac.

Showstopper: Amal's petite frame was shown off to full advantage in a sensational gold chandelier fringe gown as she posed beside George

Showstopper: Amal’s petite frame was shown off to full advantage in a sensational gold chandelier fringe gown as she posed beside George

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