Amal Clooney steps out in a $6400 suede Burberry coat in London: fab or crazy?

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Amal Clooney has been enjoying her time back in her hometown of London for a few weeks now. I believe George Clooney is still with her in London, and they’ve been going out with friends and she’s been doing interviews and press conferences on behalf of her ongoing cases. I believe – and I could be wrong – that she’s much more comfortable in London. Like, she thinks of it as her home turf, she’s lived there for years and she’s probably happiest there, as opposed to New York, LA or Como.

Anyway, Amal was spotted last night outside of The Frontline Club, where she was meeting up with her client Mohamed Fahmy, who was recently released from Egyptian jail (Fahmy is a Canadian journalist who was falsely imprisoned on terrorism charges). But instead of discussing that, all of the media outlets are talking about Amal’s crazy Burberry coat! It’s soft suede and it retails for (NO JOKE) $6400/£4200. I love looking at Burberry coats because they’re beautiful, but I cannot imagine spending that kind of money on a COAT. Now we know why George didn’t give Amal anything for their anniversary: she’s spending his money like crazy. She’s blowing his millions on coats, thigh-high lace boots and blowouts. Speaking of, the National Enquirer has another hilarious take on the Clooneys’ marriage.

George Clooney has cruelly dumped wife Amal on the eve of their one-year wedding anniversary, sources told The National ENQUIRER.

“The honeymoon is definitely over,” said a friend, “and George has ditched Amal and gone back to hanging out with his drinking buddies while she’s buried in her court duties. When he proposed, the deal was struck on very clear terms. This is a marriage of equals, and Amal takes her work far too seriously to make compromises, so the only way it can work is if George fits his schedule around her,” a source claimed. But now that businesslike arrangement is crumbling. “It’s a nightmare for George, and he wants out,” the source said.

According to an insider, the 54-year-old heartthrob’s marriage was a sham from the start, based on a “wedding contract” that the superstar regards as not worth the paper it’s printed on, sources told The ENQUIRER.

“To George, his marriage certificate is just like any other contract,” an insider revealed, and contracts can be renegotiated. “Unfortunately, at this point a renegotiation means a $220 million divorce!”

The ENQUIRER reported that the actor’s next move will be into politics, and to achieve that he needed a glamorous, powerful wife — and it seemed Amal fit the bill.

“It was more like a contract deal than a romance for George; he believes he can get out whenever he wants. “It seems like Amal is finally wising up to the fact that her marriage is one giant sham that’s going to dissolve in a $220 million dustup.”

[From The National Enquirer]

The rest of the story is basically just a recap of the Enquirer story from July, wherein George spends his days wondering how “The Amal Experiment” blew up in his face so badly. While I’ve always believed that most of George’s romantic entanglements involved a contract with generous terms, I also believe that George really wanted Amal to be “different.” He thought he was playing it so smart, and the PR campaign around Amal in the beginning really reflected that. He was trying something new: dating someone who was “his equal.” But yeah, it wouldn’t surprise me if George was getting tired of it, or will get tired of it soon enough.

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  1. MelissaManifesto says:

    I like Amal, but she can appear thirsty for the fame which is always a turn off for me. It does not mean she is a bad lawyer/person, but as a smart woman, I wish she would play the game better.

    • Andrea 1* says:

      Exactly this +1000000000👏👏👏👏

    • Loulou says:

      Sometimes I feel like the only person on this site that likes her…

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I like her. I’m liking her less, a little, but I think it’s just having her constantly shoved in our faces, and I don’t blame that on her. I think some of the red hot hatred is startling. Not that everyone who criticizes her hates her, but some people are just rabid about it.

      • MrsB says:

        I like her too, @loulou. We can go sit in the corner together.

      • Elisa the I. says:

        +3 and the coat is FAB!

      • vauvert says:

        Not the only one, I like her too. Yes she gets lapped a lot but I really am not sure if that happens because the Clooneys call the paps each time or whether the paps now follow her more since her pics sell so well, you know?
        PS Love the coat and see nothing wrong with spending the money on it if you have it.If she wore a target special people would put her down for that too. Seriously, no matter how much she spends on clothes and hair, it’s not like she will bankrupt him. And at least it is their cash, not the taxpayers’… cough Kate Middleton Cough.

      • Kitten says:

        I’m pretty much indifferent to her. Like her more than hate her I guess? Still think she’s overexposed but also think that the hate is so OTT. “Goldigger”?

      • FLORC says:

        I like her a little less with each pr story George pushes. GNAT nailed it.

      • Lotta says:

        No, I like her too. She seems smart, always seem happy and smiley, she has gorgeous clothes, and I think she is very beautiful. I don’t usually l believe in conspiracies but I tend to believe that most of the times things are what the seems, so I believe that they have a real marriage (with a prenup ofcourse).

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        Oh I like her too, and that coat is everything!

      • Maia says:

        I like her very much. I think that the venom that she triggers is because she draws out the worst insecurities in women, with good reason too. You have to be extremeley secure in your own skin not to feel a pinch of jealousy for her. She is without question beautiful, very accomplished and speaks well. And please don’t try to say that an LLM < JD. That is irrelevant. People that get LLMs usually want to practise a different kind of law from those that get JDs. Apples and oranges. She graduated from Oxford, had impeccable credentials at NYU and clerked for the top people. She was well-known before her marriage and had some top clients. It is fruitless to try and downplay her CV.
        All that being said, I also think that she is a bit too swayed by the freebies that are being thrown at her. Because you don't for a second think she is paying for this stuff do you ? Obviously the designers are lending/donating these to her in exchange for her pap stroll. I am surprised that hasn't been mentioned yet.
        I do love her – I think she is awesome and I am rooting for her in every way. But I am raising her eyebrows at her …. ahem… greediness .. a bit. She could just give all of this a pass.. but I guess she must really love her clothes.

      • Nic919 says:

        You don’t practice law with an LLM. Common law jurisdictions require either a JD or an LLB to be able to write the bar exam in the relevant province / country or state. In New York, an LLB from the UK is recognized as sufficient to be able to write the bar. Some states require an American Bar Association approved law degree, which is normally a JD.

        The LLM is usually a specialization of courses in a certain area of law but it does not teach the foundational law courses like contracts, property, constitutional, criminal, torts,etc. I should know since I have an LLM too.

        People in legal circles did not really know her in a high profile way until she started dating Clooney. And since then she has parlayed the international press attention in a way that brings attention to her clients, which helps the clients. She is not the one in the actual courtroom in most cases. She is basically a high profile PR person with a background in legal education, which in international human rights law is not a bad thing. For that kind of law, it is really the press you go to to pressure the shady governments, like what happened in the Fahmy case. She is just not the litigation lawyer people are used to seeing on tv and in movies and pretending that she is pouring over documents for trial or researching minute areas of law is simply puffery.

        As for her work attire, while most of it is out of the price range of most lawyers, it is generally pretty nice. I find that it is her casual wear that is usually out of whack.

      • Amy says:

        I’m right there with you, Loulou. Amal is my spirit animal and I find her absolutely fascinating. Believe me, if I had the opportunity to work when I wanted rather than out of necessity, hang with George at our newly renovated English estate and wear just about anything on the market you better believe I would. She smiles when she sees photographers (a subject that Mindy Kaling actually addresses in her most recent book) and she’s “thirsty.” If she went in the opposite direction and got all frowny and ragey she’d be an ungrateful hag. It’s just a lot of negativity to put on someone we know basically nothing about.

      • noway says:

        @Maia I get a bit bothered by the comments that the negative nillies or “venom” as you say are jealous or Amal draws out our worst insecurities because she is amazing. I appreciate that you think she is beautiful, smart, etc., however that is all your opinion. Others may not feel that way and it has nothing to do with insecurities or jealousy. I personally don’t see the beauty. She is attractive, but not really a woman I would look at and go how beautiful. I have a different taste than you, trust me I don’t want to be her at all. I would be the one flipping the cameraman off, that life is not something I desire at all.

        I think most of the venom comments are because this fairytale love story has been sold to us hard. People buck the oversell. Some of the really nasty comments are just people doing what they do on gossip sites. There is always a portion of this when you have anonymous posts.

      • Maia says:

        Nic919 I did not say that you could practise law with JUST an LLM. I said that those who get an LLM want to practise a different kind of law than those who get an LLB – the point I was trying to make is that those who stop at LLB want a different career path than those who continue for an LLM.
        As for her not being known in legal circles – she may not have been known internationally. But she has always been doing serious work. And Yuliya Timoshenko was her client well before George Clooney popped on to the scene. I disagree with your characterization of her as a PR person with a law degree.

      • SillySimone says:

        I like her a lot. I think the NE story is stupid. I think she is lovely and interesting. If I had the money, I would buy one of those coats in every color.

      • Nerdista says:

        I like her…anyone here who says they wouldn’t be having a ball (thirsty) themselves is full of BS!

      • Danielle says:

        I will always gag when I hear he finally found someone worthy of him. International human rights lawyer.. WAY above actor!!!! Title should be she settled.

      • SunnyD says:

        Nic919 – I don’t know if you have any knowledge of the English legal system but I think it’s ridiculous to say she is basically a high profile PR person with a background in legal education. I am an English solicitor – eight years’ qualified – and I accept she is a highly skilled professional. Don’t listen to me though. Her esteemed head of Chambers clearly rates her:

        http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/obiter/by-george-not/5050984.article?utm_source=dispatch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GAZ170915

    • EN says:

      Well , I like her and also Anne H. , who she reminds me a lot.
      Visibility helps her, why not use it.
      I like strong women who know what they want and go for it.

      This is how the world works, you have to fight for what you want.
      Nobody will bring you everything on a silver platter while you demurely sitting in a corner knitting.

      I think that attitude (expecting things to happen to someone seemingly by themselves through undeniable pull of their virtue) stems from the 19th century when aristocracy was supposed to be all above it all, and merchants who got money through trade were despised. We are long past those times.

    • Sarah Cormack says:

      Haven’t been here for a while, but this story is pushing some buttons, so…
      1) Yes the coat is gorgeous and if I had that kind of crazy money to blow on a coat, that would be the one. (A propos clothing: we all know if she dresses terribly she’ll be torn to shreds in the media, and if she’s dresses well, she’ll be …. torn to shreds in the media).
      2) None of us can know what on earth is really going on in the Clooney/Amal marriage. My take, however, given his past history, is that he *claims* to want/need an intelligent, gorgeous companion at his side (well, maybe he never said “intelligent”…), and now that he’s got one, he’s freaking out a little bit because, guess what, this woman has a career! She’s not going to be a stay-on-the-red-carpet (as opposed to “stay-at-home”) wife! She’s attracting attention all by herself!
      I know, sadly, – as so many on this wonderful site clearly also do – how difficult it is to juggle the demands of partner, own intellectual growth, and society. I’m not sure that we’re ever going to find a solution to this age-old conundrum.

    • Marny says:

      I like what I see of her. The fact that she’s smiles in pics doesn’t turn me off bc I would too- I would be way too embarrassed to be able to keep a straight face all of the time. I know a lot of people don’t like her fashion but I think it’s mostly gorgeous and, at the very least, fun.
      I don’t understand it at all, but it seems that many people treat her like a threat to Angelina Jolie- if you like Angelina you hate Amal. I can’t figure out what they have to do with each other but that’s been my amateur observation.

    • evermoreOriginalhere says:

      Her education is wonderful, but I just can’t respect this woman who is basically George’s fake PR wife, I think the entire thing is fake with them. She went for the fame and she is loving it.
      I don’t even believe they have a real relationship.

    • Sunsetsnow says:

      I really like her too! She is smart, intelligent, and beautiful. So what that she likes the fame! It is a new world to her and she is enjoying it. She is a career woman who loves fashion and just happened to marry a movie star. She is trying to merge her new life with her old, and instead of being miserable, and jumping into bushes, she smiles and acknowledges that popularity.

  2. Andrea 1* says:

    This lady has been hyped to a ridiculous level……. She is high maintenance😫😫

  3. jolene says:

    is it “ombre” or just gradations of crazy posh suedeyness?

    I admit, I have coat envy.

  4. DanaG says:

    The irony is George married the biggest famewhore, gold digger off them all. Amal played the game and got the ring and many have no doubt George is regretting it. He hasn’t been seen at all since the dinner out last weekend it seems Amal is on her own just look at all her pap walks unless George is hiding under the couch. Won’t surprise me if George left with Cindy and Rande. George and Amal spend a lot more time apart then many think this is just a PR arrangement and it is costing George a fortune. Remember all those stories about how Amal came from a wealthy family? Seems there was quite the huneytrap set and George fell into it. Give it another 18 months maybe he will either divorce her or go bankrupt.

  5. Louise177 says:

    Is Amal popular? I skip over her posts because I don’t care but there’s a post everyday about her clothes so she must be getting a lot of comments. Or is she like the Royals where this site is fascinated by their vacation habits?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Here’s my impression. There are three main camps, really. Those who initially liked and respected Amal, including me, and thought she was probably good for George and wished them well. Some of us are starting to find her a little harder to defend because she does seem to pop in front of anything that looks like a camera. (See MelissaManifesto above). Then you have those who hate George and hated everything about her on sight – she’s a complete fraud, not a good lawyer, not a good human being, she’s not pretty, she’s too thin, she tricked George into marriage and hahaha he deserves it. ( See DanaG above). The third camp varies in how one feels about Amal, but thinks the whole marriage is a contract and he’s really gay.

      • paola says:

        Option n.3 here.
        I don’t care for her or him, I just can’t help it but roll my eyes every time I see a picture of them trying to play sexy hot couple.

      • marjiscott says:

        Agreed. The whole thing seems just a long series of photographic opportunities over one loong year. They ‘ve never acted like a married couple.

      • Christin says:

        I think there is a fourth camp, which are those neutral about GC, but find the relationship unbelievable.

        I don’t necessarily buy that he’s bi or whatever; but I do think he tires of things after a year or two.

        That’s why I don’t see this marriage going past year three. She seems more pap hungry and a bigger spender than any of his previous women.

      • noway says:

        I think I am camp 3A – I can’t really decide how I feel about Amal, but I don’t think George is gay, and I can’t really figure out why they got married. It just seems so calculated. Even if I think it’s love, why the elaborate over the top constant push ceremony and selling of their “love story.” Seems like they are too hard.

        As far as Amal, I like that she was a career woman, but now she doesn’t act like any career woman that I have ever seen. She just seems to be on vacation a lot and showing off her fashion too much. Now as far as knowing the price of her clothes, that is a definite sign that someone is calling the media. Logically think about it, a lot of these designer clothes have others and knock offs that look similar, we know the designer and price very quickly on Direct Mail. They are being fed this info, they are not that good of reporters. Plus she never wears the same thing twice. Even Duchess Kate repeats outfits. Amal is basically a walking advertisement for the designers. Nothing wrong with that it just cuts the serious career lawyer image a bit, and makes her seem more celebrity.

  6. paola says:

    She goes out at night to bathe in the warm glow of the pap’s flashes like a plant needing sunlight.
    It’s incredible how the most educated and supposedly wordly people turn out to be the most desperate and banal celebrity wannabes when they’re given the slightest chance at playing famous.
    Anything for a piece of that Hollywood life, I guess.
    She just LOVES the attention but all I see is a beard on duty. No matter how hard they both try.

  7. Eve says:

    I don’t know what it is but she REALLY looks like she is loving the attention and that from her facial expressions and poses she looks like she thinks and sees herself like a Hollywood star. It seems that out of GC’s exes she seems the most media thirsty. Even the ex cocktail waitress and wrestler acted more refined and classy and that saying something. Nothing personal on her though and I still think she is way too good and accomplished for GC.

    As for the coat, don’t like the colour and in general, no coat should be worth that much money, period.

    • Christin says:

      I just wrote something similar, before seeing your comment.

      Our local newscast featured a segment on a freed journalist this morning. I really didn’t hear the whole blurb, because the footage showed AMAL constantly at the center of the screen.

      I was not even sure which man shown walking nearby was the person referenced in the story.

    • sills says:

      Agree with both of you, I think many people (even me) got hung up on she’s a Very Serious And Important Lawyer, so how could she be a fame ho… I guess the camera in your face can be like a drug.

      That said, the girly girl in me loves some of her fashion choices and risks, so keep on keepin’ on Amal, I’ll keep on clicking.

    • PennyLane says:

      “It seems that out of GC’s exes she seems the most media thirsty. Even the ex cocktail waitress and wrestler acted more refined and classy and that saying something.”

      Afraid I have to agree with you – I am used to it now, but at first it was startling to see an educated professional woman being so, so, SO in love with the cameras. Amal adores the paparazzi and can’t hide how overjoyed she is when they show up…she is way thirstier than that wrestler he dated lol.

  8. lower-case deb says:

    the coat, cut and color is amazing. Amal’s pieces can be amazing sometimes.

    but i’m not sure about the dress she wore underneath that coat.

    from the slivers glimpsed, not promising.

  9. MrsB says:

    That color looks amazing on Amal. I love the coat and wish I had the money to buy it.

  10. carol says:

    I want that coat just not in that color

    • MelissaManifesto says:

      Glad to see that you’re finding something positive about this post. The coat is indeed gorgeous, but the color or perhaps texture of the fabric is horrible.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Same. The color looks pretty on her, but there’s something off – almost tacky, no garish? Cheap looking? I can’t put my finger on it.

      • nicegirl says:

        me 3 on the coat, I would probably love it in a chocolate brown, or maybe camel

      • EXACTLY. I may be in the minority here but I always find her sartorial game a bit “off”. She looks best when she is being styled….like when she was in Venice and wore that black and white dress and carried the hatbox (D&G – a look they could have ripped straight out of Roman Holiday) or the Stella McCartney white jumpsuit that was stunning. Those were looks that someone else put together.

        This coat, while I’m sure up close and personal you may be able to appreciate the workmanship, fabric, and detail, does NOT look like an expensive coat. Perhaps partially due to the color, which actually I love, but If you are going to do a suede coat, why wouldn’t you pick a sumptuous “leathery” colour like camel or even burgundy? The teal just looks budget to me.

  11. Sabrine says:

    She has to use sidewalks like anyone else to get to her destinations and has no control over who photographs her. She is just smiling pleasantly. What is she supposed to do, scowl at the crowd? Being nice does not make her thirsty for fame. She likes clothes and if I had her money I’d be buying a lot of them too. I don’t like the color of the coat. I would like a more neutral color especially with something that expensive.

    • stinky says:

      I dont get anything sbout all this nonsense & venom about her! Saying she’s an attention hound is ridiculous. As for the coat – i bet there’s PLENTY of wealthy folk all over the world wearing equally pricey stuff any day of the year … come on now. People need to look beyond their bubble, good lord. And that Enquirer article (???) Wow! Did i just ride in a time machine back to 1979 or something? What rubbish!

    • Lisa says:

      People are going to be interested in her because she’s married to Clooney. What is she supposed to do, hide under a bush? Sometimes people have very bad reactions to confident, capable, professional, talented women. Men never get this kind of scrutiny.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I completely agree that she can’t win. If she didn’t smile, people would call her a stuck up b@tch. If she does smile, she’s thirsty.

    • noway says:

      She can’t win now, if she smiles at the camera she is a famewh*&(& if she just walks by she is a bi*&, but I think George’s PR game has more to do with that than Amal. The whole thing was over hyped and over sold.

      I think a lot of people also believe the Clooney’s are calling the paps for these shots. Mainly because we never catch her anymore looking like a normal person. Always perfectly blown out hair, makeup to a tee, and we know the price and designer of her clothes within hours of her wearing it. Not to mention no repeats on clothes either. A lot of people think this makes her the same as any other celebrity hawking fashion and increasing their popularity by being seen, a la Kardashians. Sorry to say for you who want to believe this is her just walking down the street, the odds of it being called in are just higher with all the info they have.

      I’ll laugh if we now see her walking to Starbucks in yoga pants. I told you she couldn’t win, but at this point they really just need to try and disappear a bit and tone down the we are the greatest love story ever crap and maybe they could get to something normal, but I don’t think they want that.

      • Jayna says:

        Except it’s not about the smiling. It’s the way often she is looking for the camera. No one else is and she is caught far too often looking for the camera or over at the camera or doing things for the camera shot. I’ve never seen anyone be so obvious, loving it, than Amal. And I’m not a hater. I actually like Amal..

        At least here she got it right. She’s just going about her business, even if she called to get her ensemble in the magazines.

      • boredblond says:

        Paps are called by her people, of course. I still smile at the people who tout her lofty education (3 yrs England, 1 in ny) but look down their noses at his exes with four year degrees…she went from a very plain woman who lived with mom into a surgically and cosmetically created fame ho to benefit herself, george and her law firm–and that’s her #1 job now. It’s Klooney now, and she works it every day to deserve the ‘K’.

      • Nic919 says:

        I think Americans in particular assume that because she is a lawyer she is highly educated and an academic, but in the UK the LLB is a direct entry undergrad degree. In the US you need a bachelor degree to apply to law school so while in the States you end up with 6 or 7 years of university to be a lawyer, in the UK it is three. And getting into an LLM program is not that hard. Basically you need a B average. It is well known that you can get an LLM from Harvard a lot easier than getting into the JD program, especially because it is more about having the money to get in. And you can’t practice with only an LLM.
        She is not dumb, but some one with a PhD has had to attend a lot more school than she has.

      • Tina says:

        I agree that Amal’s not educated to PhD level, but very few lawyers are. There’s nothing more advanced in a JD degree than an LLB, other than the age of the people doing the degree. You study the same subjects. Americans do more years of university, but there’s nothing inherent in doing a degree in politics or history before going to law school that makes their law studies more advanced.

  12. Cora says:

    I find it very hard to believe that after only a year of marriage Amal could get a $220 million divorce settlement out of George. No chance. After what happened during his first divorce, George will have an iron clad pre-nup in place and no way he ever agreed to that kind of money. Even if Amal finds a way to wiggle out of the pre-nup, with only a year of marriage and no kids, she’s not going to be able to command huge numbers out of him. That’s a fantasy.

  13. Jayna says:

    George isn’t worth $220 million. How believable can they be if they can’t get his net worth right. Plus, she would only get what he’s made during the marriage, half of that, not what he had before the marriage. I think they are going strong. The rose isn’t off the bloom YET.

    What is so off-putting is she alerts the paps for mosts of her pap walks in England because they only catch her when she is high-end designer clothes that cost a fortune. Not once has she been in a normal outfit that might cost her like $400. It’s always, $6,000, $5,000, on and on. Carolyn Kennedy didn’t do that. She was always dressed chic, even if it was just corduroys and a sweater, effortlessly chic. This is like someone so thirsty and always in expensive designer clothes when she is papped. Like the Stella McCartney outfit a month or two back when she just happened to be papped coming out of her home. No other photos the whole time there, but just that one shot of her in Stella, which was thousands of dollars.

    It’s such a turn-off when it’s so obvious what she’s doing. Like she was planned, another photo of her to show what a “style icon” she is.

    • Christin says:

      And Carolyn actually had a valid reason for dressing up, if she wanted to do so. Her JOB was in the fashion industry.

      Even in days of tacky trends, Carolyn looked both effortless and timeless. And she didn’t court the paps, that is for sure.

      • Jayna says:

        No, she didn’t court the paps. And I don’t mind Amal wearing couture and dressing up going out. I have enjoyed the fashion, actually. But she obviously carries it to the nth degree with certain pap walks that are happening far too often. I wouldn’t even mind this pap walk because I love the coat, but there’s been so many blatant instances this past year that it is set up and she’s never caught any other time. It’s because there are no paps looking for her in England during the day, and she alerts them for certain shots, like that Stella shot the last time she was in London. She needs to dial it back, because it’s so obvious. That doesn’t mean she has to stop loving clothes and taking advantage of the clothes she gets from these designers. Just not try to make everything an event, like you walked out for paps with a perfect outfit to get a cup of coffee. LOL

      • nicole says:

        I loved Carolyn Bessetts style, to me she had real class and never seemed fame hungry, she seemed to geuinely feel uncomfortabe in front of the papz. Still so sad she died so young and tragically.

      • Christin says:

        @Nicole, I was admittedly a bit envious of her in the 1990s, just for marrying JFK Jr. (my teenage crush). With all the fame-chasers of today, she was uncommon in how she didn’t like the attention.

        And it was such a tragedy, how they lost their lives.

    • anon says:

      She has always dressed really well. I knew her ten years ago when she worked in NY, and she always looked very put together, with expensive clothes. So I wouldn’t assume that she’s dressing up for the paps.

    • Nina says:

      I wonder if she’s getting paid to advertise the clothing. That would be the reason why so many articles about who and what she’s wearing.

  14. Lilacflowers says:

    That coat would look better on me. My blonde hair against that teal suede would do wonders for it.

  15. Des says:

    I hope this was tongue in cheek because I can’t believe we’re still talking in 2015 about how a woman with an international law practice needs her husband’s money to buy high-end couture.

    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I can understand snarking on her but I don’t know why the commentary on this site always devolves into how she must be “expensive”. If she could afford her kind of education and lifestyle before she met George, she can definitely afford to buy her own clothes.

    • lisa2 says:

      I think they are saying that based on how she dressed before she got with George. I don’t know if he is paying for her clothes.. but maybe his status has opened doors to designers she didn’t have access to before.

      • Fa says:

        True, for example after her engagement she wasn’t wearing high designer but after the marriage she start wearing haute couture because she got access to the money

      • Hissyfit says:

        This. For those of us who have seen how she used to dress before she married the Klooney, she had a total made over ala Katie Holmes. She used to wear Hello Kitty and sequined skull tops that kid under 10 would wear. I don’t have any problem with her getting a make over, I mean, it’s free designer clothes, but it’s the fashion icon title status they’re pushing that is bothering me. Like, girl, we know how you used to dressed like before Klooney and it don’t look half as polished and elegant as you dress up now.

      • Wellsie says:

        @Hissyfit: I have an inexplicable desire to see pics related to the HK and skull wear. LOL.

      • SillySimone says:

        Then they are not paying attention, because she had a serious wardrobe before she married him. And you know what, even if she is using some of her husband’s money to buy clothes, who cares? I use my husband’s money. So what? When I had a career I contributed to our money, but as a mom, that is my career now.

    • Mrs Darcy says:

      She is a junior barrister with less than 5 years of experience – international or not.
      She is Lebanese and most probably her parents paid for her education- no shade, I too come from internationl background, have an IVY leage degree and my family paid for the intial 2 years, I won a scholarship for the rest – family paying for our education is the norm,

      And a junior barrister working for a chamber like her will not make millions. Some examples:
      http://www.chambersstudent.com/where-to-start/newsletter/how-much-do-barristers-earn
      http://www.prospects.ac.uk/barrister_salary.htm

      Key point to note: “Around 80% of barristers are self-employed (The Bar Council , 2014) and have to contribute towards the running/overheads of chambers from their income, as well as covering their own tax and pension arrangements.”

      So even if she earns to the higher end of that spectrum of around 60k /annum…I would assume she pays taxes and then to buy a 5k coat – while possible, seems excessive and certainly a result of her marital connections… for all we know these designers loan her this stuff since we never see her repeat these high-end designs….and rentals are fairly common among celebrities.

      • Nic919 says:

        Real life lawyers can’t afford high end couture to the extent that she wears it. Movies and television make it look otherwise, but corporate lawyers probably make the most and they are usually equity partners and pull in a few millions. The rest is downhill from there. She is in human rights, which is not the most profitable area of law. If she makes low six figures that would be it. The money is in having equity in a firm and making money off the backs of other lawyers… She is not there yet.
        Now since her name brings her international PR, she may be commanding a higher price than ever before, but that only been for the last year.

      • Tina says:

        Nic919 is right. Being a barrister can be very profitable (Lord Sumption was probably pulling in £3-5m per year before he went to the Supreme Court) but he was the top corporate QC (senior barrister or ‘silk’) in the UK. Partners at the top law firms will make £1-2m per year. Amal’s not a QC and won’t be eligible to be one for another 10 years (you need 15 years since ‘call’ which for her was in 2010).

      • Maia says:

        I think that she is getting these clothes for free and parading them around in exchange.

    • noway says:

      If it was few pieces, I would believe you, but it is constant and very different from her previous attire. Clooney’s fame or money is paying for this. Plus some of the fashion isn’t even available for purchase yet. How would a normal barrister be able to do that?

      On an aside note love how people use the letter K now whenever they are trying to reference fame hungry. It seriously make me laugh. What a legacy the Kardashian’s are leaving.

  16. Fa says:

    This is poor way to show your wealth & she wasn’t like this when the engagement was announced she was wearing normal outfit but since she signed the marriage paper she took to the next level, even Hollywood A listers don’t show that they rich & show the world every single day what expensive outfits they are wearing except red carpet only the TV realities people who always dress up for papz

  17. anna says:

    What person walks around with that look on the face? Totally posing and so smug.

  18. lisa2 says:

    I like the coat..

    and other than her fashion displays.. I don’t know why she is being talked about. I never see many news outlets carrying her conferences or talking about the issues that she is trying to push. So I guess she is a celebrity; without being a celebrity.

  19. PHD Gossip says:

    Let’s not forget the upskirt photo of her getting out of the car wearing thigh high hooker boots.
    That photo screamed famewhore. Hope Duchess Kate learns how to really do the upskirt photo opportunity.

  20. Fa says:

    Media would have not talk about her expensive outfit if she dress down but she always dress to the nine & that why they forget to report about cases, but about what she is wearing, for example Angelina Jolie always dress down (simple) when she meet with head states and no one report her outfit but report the purpose of her visit

  21. Katie says:

    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t she a human right attorney? Shouldn’t the excess of a $6400 coat be something that would revile her?

  22. HK9 says:

    I love the coat and the colour on her. If I had the money I would be tempted to buy it-not gonna lie.

  23. Cinderella says:

    The coat is divine and she looks good in it, so famewhore away.

  24. Castor & Pollux says:

    I actually don’t care for the magical unicorn that is Amal, but here’s the rub – they’re not “equals.” She is far, far more educated, well-traveled (I assume), and sophisticated than George. Yes, he’s an A-list actor who does some charity work, but he is most definitely not her equal. I didn’t Wiki him before writing this, does anyone know his education level? Even if he has some college experience, I feel my point is still valid. I’m not saying partners always need equivalent educations to be well matched, suited to one another, or equal. But in this particular case, the partnership is not balance. For her I picture a decorated doctor, some sort of PhD researcher, perhaps someone in her field who works at The Hague? Don’t get me wrong, I get all sorts of thirsty ‘I want to be a stahhhh, darling’ from her, but he’s the one who is dating above his league. Sad that being an actor (or at least a celebrity) passes as the gold standard these days.*

    *Kylie Jenner, I’m lookin’ at you hard, buttercup…oh wait, I forgot – she’s some sort of business mogul who takes meetings in private jets! Silly me…

  25. HolyShitake says:

    How much does Amal look like Caroline Bingley from the BBC Pride and Prejudice mini series? I can’t unsee that now. Wonder if their personalities match as well. 😱

  26. Pippa says:

    Eww looks like a man in a long wig!

  27. Sumodo1 says:

    OK. I am TIRED of the “That Girl” (Marlo Thomas’ TV SHOW)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoh1LGADKI8
    look on her face EVERY time she’s papped. Furthermore, there are only two ages for black tights: girlhood and widowhood. Sheer black hose for YOU, Thirsty Girl.

  28. kri says:

    I want that coat if they get divorced. Can that happen? Can I add a little clause to the pre-nup and some how get that coat? I wonder if thhey can do a faux suede? Someone help, I’m jonesing for that coat. In grey ombre.

  29. Val says:

    I looooove the coat. Major jelly!

  30. Paloma says:

    The coat is gorgeous. For me, traveling all the time to be with your spouse for a few days/ weeks would get old.

  31. Vava says:

    The coat is great! Love it! I wouldn’t buy it though, I’d rather go for smooth leather. Suede is so tricky and prone to showing dirt, grease, stains. I s’pose if you can afford something this expensive, practicality isn’t important. But to me, it is.

  32. Corrie says:

    Fab… because only certain people can wear it without looking crazy.

  33. FingerBinger says:

    I love the coat but not the color.

  34. Bianca says:

    She deserves it, she just got a Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy released from a Egyptian prison. He’d been there for over a year.

    • siri says:

      She did not get him released. She/her chamber lost the case in court, and he was pardoned by president Sisi, along with 100 other political prisoners, on the occassion of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

      • Maia says:

        Umm. That is called getting him released. Did you think that the Egyptian govt would accept that they were wrong and put out a statement saying that Amal (and almost every OECD government) was right and here we go – Fahmy’s out.
        HR lawyers like Amal work through diplomacy and pressure. And there is compromise on both sides. This is what ‘release’ looks like.

      • siri says:

        She HELPED getting him released, as one of many lawyers, as well as governments and organizations, involved. Sisi was about to attend the UN general assembly in NY where he would likely have faced questions about the controversial case. There have been so many people involved in this rather complicated process that I don’t see a point in pretending Amal Clooney was the one who got him out.

  35. Missa says:

    Considering there were MAYBE eight to ten photographs I can remember of her out and about from the end of the Tomorrowland press tour in May through the beginning of September, if she’s fame wh***ing she’s doing a terrible job of it. And several of those pictures were taken with a long lense as they got on and off the boat in Como, just going to dinner like people do. There’s more attention now because it was their anniversary, so the paps are looking for her more than usual.

    In this picture, she’s going to a business meeting; she should be wearing a Hello Kitty Tahiti and ripped jeans so that we know she’s still ‘real’? Come on. Her work wardrobe has always been spot on, that hasn’t changed. Her casual style is a little funkier than my taste, but when was the last time we saw her not heading to work or going to dinner in a restaurant with a dress code? We have no idea how she dresses in her downtime these days. Which is weird, because if she were such a fame wh**e, you’d think we’d know what she looks like morning, noon, and night.
    A woman who comes from a wealthy family, makes good money, and has a wealthy husband spend lots of money on clothes! Shocking!😒

  36. Jasper says:

    I wish I could pull that coat off! Love it.

  37. Sarah01 says:

    Amal is a very beautiful woman, this coat is ok at best, I do like the colour but not the coat. She doesn’t look grumpy or hey I’m a celebrity and need to hide my face when I walk, she is a confident, stunning, educated woman and quite a few of the these ‘feminists’ posters here like to bring her down which is sad, really.

  38. Jayna says:

    At the Frontline Club where Amal was papped going in her coat, Mr. Fahmy was interviewed at length, but check out the closing comments from Mr. Fahmy and Amal at around 1:25:00, the last ten minutes. I’m so happy for Mr. Fahmy and his family.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=5649&v=3OCZPa0bgoM

  39. Sue says:

    I’m with most of the women here, in that I think she loves the paparazzi attention. I lost all respect for her, when I read on another site (crazydaysandnights.net) that she calls the paps before she makes her daily stroll. I’ve never seen her in the same outfit twice. I’m not sure that buying lots and lots of clothes is the best use of your time and money.

    • Nude says:

      Some photographer basically confirmed it on Twitter. I think it’s with her mum’s help (mum’s a PR person, or was). They both want the soft power, and maybe to keep options open for the future. Or at least George does want that authority or credibility. But, yes, she loves being a celebrity for its sake. Maybe she tried modelling when she was younger and didn’t get anywhere. Poor Amal, turning out to be such a hackneyed fame-loving type despite all the hype about her background. She’s just Kim K with a very good degree.

    • OverFirstAve. says:

      Tanna’s assistant pap who covers London and Kate the Duchess , tweeted one day , implied he was being tipped off by Someone’s PR .
      Started getting most of her Daily (Mail) pap walks and even AirPort strolls.

  40. LAK says:

    Green suede??!!??!! Eeewwww!!

  41. Nude says:

    She probably gets sent all the stuff. I mean, imagine all the free coverage she’s given burberry just with this. I don’t think George is paying for any of this.

  42. Kj says:

    If she is married to someone with 220 million (?) dollars a 6k coat would be like me buying a .50 coat at a flea market. If she wore the same clothes all the time people would moan about it. I’m no fan, but the perspective of rich folks is way different than you and me.

  43. Mary-Alice says:

    That’s less than two months salaries (average) for a classic style jewel colour autumn trench (because this is a trench cut). I absolutely will look for this coat. It’s fabulous and its style will never go away while jewel colours will always be my autumn choice anyways.

  44. Estelle says:

    Do not be deceived … Mr Clooney is a man of ambitions …

  45. khaveman says:

    I wish she would quit the “Oh, hey, what, is that a camera over there???” look. Just be real. Soooo thirsty. Just be classy about it.

  46. Whatever gurl says:

    It really bugs me when Clooney says “she’s my equal.”

    Because the other women are beneath them?

    Was he thinking “you are so not worthy of me, you are not my equal” to the gorgeous women he dated throughout the years?

    His ego is out of control.

    He is all about Image.

    Amal will hopefully kick him to the curb.