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Amal Clooney is a woman of many extraordinary talents. She’s an incredibly accomplished lawyer, human rights activist, author, and a style icon. Amal has an uncanny knack for putting together looks that are classic, elegant, and timeless, but I think you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would call her a fashion risk-taker.

Until now, that is. Last night, Amal went out to dinner with friends at New York City’s Monkey Bar, and she wore an outfit that really defies the laws of reason: she paired a shimmery yellow, high-waisted, wide-legged pant with a midriff-baring and feathered black top. It sounds absolutely insane on paper, but on Amal, it was gorgeous.

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Honestly, what is even happening here? What black magic is this? I’m getting the sense that Amal just threw this outfit together after a busy day of fixing the world, and I can really only sit back and start a slow clap for her.

Amal’s high-waisted pants are a part of Giambattista Valli‘s pre-fall 2015 collection, and they were originally created to be worn with a matching yellow jacket (click here to see the look). I think we can all agree that Amal’s decision to pair the pants with a black top and jacket was wise, no? The pants alone make a statement that says, “I’m taking a huge risk and killing it.” The pants and jacket together say, “I’m an eccentric woman who loves shag carpets, the casino, and my parrots.”

I think I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the last time Amal made waves in Giambattista Valli was the day after her September 2014 wedding. Remember that insanely gorgeous floral-embellished white dress she wore while boarding a boat in Italy? It was hands-down my favorite fashion moment of 2014.

Anyway, what do you think of Amal’s high-waisted, yellow pants? Are you slow clapping with me or not so much? Let me know what you think in the comments!