Amal Alamuddin let Vogue come to her Oscar de la Renta dress fitting

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I don’t want to oversell this or anything, but Vogue Mag just released their exclusive article about Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress fitting and it is AMAZING. You can read it here. It’s SO sycophantic. First though, Vogue gave us this photo from her fitting. I’m assuming Vogue brought along a wind machine!! Or maybe Oscar de la Renta has his own wind machine in his studio. As for the article, here’s what I learned:

*Amal describes de la Renta as “He is the man every woman wants to hug!”

*Amal’s vision for her wedding: “George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can’t imagine anyone more able than Oscar to capture this mood in a dress.”

*Her sister Tala lives in Singapore and has a 12-year-old daughter, Mia, who was Amal’s flower girl.

*Amal has acted as counsel to the United Nations when they were investigated drone strikes.

*Oscar de la Renta recommends that brides take their veil off completely once they are married.

*Amal speaks flawless French to one of de la Renta’s tailors.

*Amal speaks flawless Arabic to her mother.

*She’s so thin, she easily fits into the sample dress that comes from Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2014 line. This is the dress she wore for the reception, and de la Renta changes up the design, moving the hemline to mid-thigh because she wants to show off her legs.

The October issue hits newsstands October 1st.

[From Vogue]

Overkill? Of course it is. But it’s also sort of interesting. This is the first real interview/profile of Amal since the engagement. She’s always been something of an enigma, so it’s nice to see a little personality slip through.

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  1. frisbeejada says:

    No, still not buying what they are selling and it’s getting sickly, creepy…

    • black orchid, says:

      iam out of logistics statistics to describe this strange occurence (so iam cooking upp nonsense from now on abt theses two),me thinks Amal is planning to be the next Vogue editor

    • Miss Melissa says:

      I never believed the gay rumors… until now.

      There is an unmistakable disconnect between them. She was excellent casting, but there is no chemistry.

      • Jen2 says:

        I don’t think he is gay, but I see no “heat or chemistry” at all between the two of them. He seemed more into Stacey. He is doing the “presenting” like Cruise did with Katie. They look like they were both spray tanned on that Hello cover and they look uncomfortable. They could have chosen a better shot for the cover.

      • Jules says:

        100% agree…………..

      • pantalones en fuego says:

        Agree. She couldn’t look more stiff on the cover. One has to wonder why they even used this shot.

      • rin says:

        He is going into politics. She’s the perfect next Jackie O.

      • Janie says:

        The photo is gorgeous! She does remind me of Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn. She’s very classy and elegant. I wish them a lifetime of love, happiness and joy.

      • Mia V. says:

        I don’t think he’s gay, I just think he needed someone to play the role of the “perfect wife” cause his shtick was getting old. To me he’s a misogynous guy who can’t deal with a succesful woman. Look all the types he dated and suddenly he finds this inteligent and pretty girl? And since they started “dating”, there were no news of her work. George Clooney is gross.

      • FLORC says:

        Also never agreed with the gay rumors and agree with the no chemistry. Sure, it’s likely they’re a behind closed doors couple, but that would still show a little bit in their interactions.

        Yup. Clooney has always angled for politics. And it’s been said numerous times he would need a wife of high standing with career, education, and in some type of political job. That Amal is a very skilled lawyer and familiar with international law/human rights hits the mark perfectly.
        Also, that this is very much a whirlwind romance after Clooney swore off marriage is suspect. By his own admission he said he was a terrible husband and knew he would never change for any woman.

        End of the day there love could be real. And hurrah if it is. There’s still an undeniable aspect here of him pushing for politics and she seeking the fame and attention. Time will tell and until then we’re all just speculating.

      • Chris2 says:

        I reckon if he were gay, it would have been leaked by now. And having dived enthusiastically into marriage he’d be an idiot to cheat, from a PR aspect. So, how to explain his new arrangement which most here have such strong doubts about?

        This is awfully prurient, but could this be a mariage blanc? A non-physical relationship that suits them both?
        Imagine George has developed some physical impediment or degeneration in his libido, or performance. Let’s say that Amal dislikes the physical aspect of relationships, But how will she find a life companion who’d be happy without it?
        Imagine George were known to want a suitable companion, who’d be ok with that kind of a setup, and he sent out word to find such a woman.
        At some dinner party, among people who know Amal very well but who also know this private thing re George, there’s a lightbulb moment! Get them together.
        Imagine Amal having assumed there’d bever be a guy for her, as an emotionally intimate partner….and one day her entire lifeplan is turns upside down. And how!!
        If we hadn’t seen her obvious delight for this last 12 months, I’d not dare suggest any woman were searching for a man…..but she obviously is filled with joy. Perhaps the broad grins and smiles in Venice were of relief; each gets the perfect partner, a one in a million chance.
        Probably not so at all, but it *would* make everything add up!
        Nor would it preclude genuine love and enjoyment between them.

    • original kay says:

      yes, 100%.

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  3. Dallas says:

    Every woman should have a wind machine when being photographed. Love her wedding gown…..Flawless!

  4. ManchurianGlobal says:

    Oh, good grief. They just got married and I’m already sick of them.

    • word says:

      Yeah I have to agree. They should have kept this all private. I know fans want to see, but this is not how George usually is. He’s so private…it’s weird he’s letting the cameras in.

    • Misstee says:

      I was sick of them March 31st about a week after the engagement announcement – but its like Gossip Crack and I click then regret at leisure.

      Seriously I thought everyone promised no more GC after yesterday, for the love of God let it stop….

      • Dallas says:

        Exactly the way I feel when seeing a JP post…. And today, a month later, we have the “wedding gift” post. Please!


        Make it stop!!!

      • lisa2 says:

        @ Dallas..

        difference is the JP wedding gift post is not true. And besides that they didn’t issue a press release about it.

        so nothing to really STOP

    • Pandy says:

      Agree. I’m not going to click on any more of their stories. They just aren’t interesting.

    • Mia V. says:

      They are getting more annoying than Kimye post-wedding and there’s no interesting piece od gossip: no golden bathroom.

  5. Jaderu says:

    Gust of wind moved through her luxurious hair just as the photographer snapped his shot.
    Angels sang
    Unicorns danced.
    Surprised a bluebird didn’t land on her shoulder.

  6. Lindy79 says:

    Of course she did…

    “She’s so thin, she easily fits into the sample dress that comes from Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2014 line”

    Given how painfully thin she is, this sentence scares the bejeesus out of me.

  7. Angie says:

    They are a lovely couple… but what on earth is this spectacle about??? They’re both famewhoring at epic proportions. What is up with u Georgie???

    • Loopy says:

      This is the same thing that happened to Tom Cruise, he was always the cool understated movie star and then suddenly went bat shiz crazy for attention. It’s like some weird hollywood mid life crisis.

  8. Jen2 says:

    Agree that there is there a wind machine in the room. She does look like Anne Hathaway though in that enlarged photo.

    The shark has officially been jumped!!!!! Good God.

    • Kiddo says:

      And the dead horse has been beaten…repeatedly, and without mercy.

      • Aussie girl says:

        Amal also let vogue come to the toilet with her. She used double ply and was a folder not a scruncher. The wind machine was needed to air out the toilet.

      • Kiddo says:

        Amal loves Wite-out!
        Amal likes attention!
        Amal can speak in tongues and raise the dead!
        Amal wears short dresses!
        Amal has a double-jointed thumb!

    • reba says:

      No, I think a wind machine would be blowing the stuff on the desk. Instead, I believe she totally did a head toss for this thing, just like a model shoot. That is the vibe she gives me. She is always, always mugging for the camera. Luckily, she is stunning to look at.

      And, Kiddo, thanks for mentioning the thumb – I call that a hammer thumb and it usually means the person has a fairly dominant personality.

      There just seems to be something so wrong here, but I can’t put my thumb on it.

      Look out, George, that’s what I say.

      But I’m so often wrong. *sigh*

      • Kiddo says:

        You’re not trying hard enough to put your thumb on it. Try bending some more, lol.

      • Hazel says:

        Well, it’s all been like an extended fashion shoot. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the outfits worn by Amal for the four-day extravaganza in Venice were all from the latest shows–this is all for Vogue, People. Hello, & photographed by Annie Leibowitz. Anna Wintour is a heckuva wedding planner. She got all the fashion-promotion bases covered.

  9. pwal says:

    Vogue did her dress justice.

    Very pretty.

  10. AmandaPanda says:

    Thank goodness she’s not the kind of girl that wants attention. I don’t think the world is ready for that girl.

    • Misstee says:

      She has a bigger attention seeking ego that all the previous girlfriends combined

      – maybe im biased but ive worked with a few Barristers and had to go through a court case myself with one in tow and ive rarely ( apart from politico’s) met a more status hungry, entitled braggy bunch – the man doing my case explained that it wasn’t even about upholding the Law that did it for him but the rush of beating someone with your gargantuan intelligence – the Court room was like an arena to him.


      • Ag says:

        i’m a lawyer, but not the courtroom/trial type, i do research and writing. and i have to agree – many trial lawyers tend to possess a certain type of hunger for power, as little as that power may mean in the larger scheme of things, and exposure. :) having said that, i know trial lawyers who are good people who want to help others out and don’t do it for the money, but to uphold the law (most public defenders, but also prosecutors and private plaintiff’s attorneys). perhaps it’s money that’s the demarcation line – you won’t make much being a PD, so power-hungry people aren’t really attracted to such positions.

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  11. blue marie says:

    Am I the only one who’s not really impressed by the dress? I mean it’s pretty but hardly worth all the secrecy they kept about it.

    • Jaderu says:

      It looks like cross between Kate Middleton’s and Jackie Kennedy’s. I like it, but I agree it’s not a show-stopper.

    • Ag says:

      the dress is… fine. nothing to write home about. esp in Vogue.

      • Zombie Shortcake says:

        Given what she tends to wear, I expected her dress to be a lot more Avant Garde; makes me wonder if George picked it out.

    • Kiddo says:

      It’s okay. meh. She’s a fan of lace, I take it.

      • Chris2 says:

        Definitely a snore…..
        But speaking of Vogue……Amal is the absolute incarnation of the marvellous Izak Zenou sketches of Nigella Lawson, when she had her cookery column in the (UK) magazine. (Sorry, can’t find a blasted link, so this is a pretty pointless comment!)

      • Kiddo says:

        I love your colorful comments even though I am at times clueless, so thank you.

    • Tiffany27 says:

      I thought it would be more, Idk, interesting? It’s pretty, but I’ve seen 6 different versions of it on Say Yes to the Dress.

      • Jen2 says:

        I watch that show to laugh at the “hooker chic” of the Tournae gowns. I like this one more, as I like lace, but it is nothing spectacular, but it is pretty.

      • Hazel says:

        Mmm, yeah. Jill Duggar’s was just as pretty.

    • Eugenia says:

      I think it was only secret because no one is supposed to know or see it before the big day. However, I will agree with you that I am underwhelmed by the dress. Don’t get me wrong it is pretty in an inoffensive typical bridal way. It is a white lace off the shoulder dress. However, I was expecting something a bit more haute couture and less traditional from Amal. Something more over the top and dramatic that would make me gasp, especially after seeing the stuff she has been wearing in Venice. Sure it is Oscar De La Renta but still seems like you can find this for a good price at any half decent bridal salon.

      The big surprise is that it wasn’t McQueen.

      • minxx says:

        I agree. It’s nice but I expected more. It seems like her mom chose the dress for her, it’s not really her style at all.

    • Lexie says:

      It’s remarkably unsophisticated. Which surprises me, given that it’s Oscar de la Renta.

      But then again… her normal style is pretty unsophisticated so I don’t know what I was hoping for.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I think it’s classic and elegant, but yeah, I didn’t gasp or anything when I saw it.

    • Medusa says:

      Nope, I feel the same. I don’t like it at all.

  12. Kit says:

    She’s beautiful.

  13. frisbeejada says:

    Wish I hadn’t mentioned the word sick earlier – I can feel a bucket episode coming on…

  14. Julie says:

    Did they have a wind machine blowing on her? lmao

  15. kennedy says:

    I never thought George Clooney would give us the most obnoxious wedding of the year.

    • TheCountess says:

      I know, right? He’s basically out-done Tom Cruise’s sofa-jumping antics as the barometer of crazy.

    • Sassy says:

      The reason it is tasteless is the over the top publicity of every detail of the wedding, pre- wedding, etc. Nothing wrong with anything they did as far as having a lovely wedding and zipping through the canals of Venice. It is publicizing an event that should be simply family and friends that takes it over the top. My take is this – perhaps George has no class, and the reason he dated bimbos for such a long time, is that he was comfortable. Perhaps to him, Amal is classy. A lid for every pot applies here.

  16. TheCountess says:

    Try Hard, Part XIX.

  17. aqua says:

    Great article, and it’s been said that Amal couldn’t have been nicer and was very appreciative to everyone for all of their hard work and it really shows.

    • Medusa says:

      There aren’t many journalist who will say someone is obnoxious in an interview or photo shoot.

      • Green Girl says:

        *cackles* Yup, I agree. If you want to keep your job, you pretend you didn’t have to wait an hour for your interview subject, etc.

        Although, I think if people are writing about it and making a point to include her politeness in their articles, then maybe it’s true? I think there are enough jerks out there that any time someone is polite and decent, it’s considered “news.” Which is sad, but that’s another story.

      • aqua says:

        @ Medusa and Green Girl All right, all right, point well taken!

      • Hazel says:

        For the most part, true. But there was was journalist willing to speak up about Brittney Spears–wiping her chicken-greased hands on the silk dress, for example.

  18. maddelina says:

    I thought the whole thing was beautiful!!! She’s gorgeous!

  19. lower-case deb says:

    the bottom part of the dress reminds me of H-GDuchess Stephanie’s Elie Saab wedding dress, so fluffy and floaty. and when it was draped down the steps of the altar it looked like a long-exposure photograph of a crisp creek.

    *suddenly very hungry.

  20. Green Is Good says:

    Now that the wedding from Papparazzi dreams is over, maybe Amal will become reacquainted with food. Seriously.

  21. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Yes it’s sycophantic, but to be fair Vogue was in the presence of THAT HAIR, that hypnotic mane of glory.

    • Jen says:

      Her hair is pretty standard for Middle Eastern/South Asian people. It always weirds me out when white people think it’s soooooooo amazing.

      • poppy says:

        this is absolutely true yet there aren’t many women featured on celebitchy with hair so long and thick that aren’t wearing pieces/extensions.

      • HK9 says:

        I know it standard, and you know it’s standard, but when you live in a society where most women have hair extension/weave, when you see someone who actually has a great head of hair one must acknowledge it. :-)

      • aqua says:

        It is! her hair alone has taken over and as been one of the most talked features in almost all things George and Amal.

      • kibbles says:

        Exactly. Women of her ethnicity pretty much ALL have fabulous hair. That is true of my Indian friends as well. Most Middle Eastern and South Asians who take care of their hair have great hair.

    • poppy says:

      i too am in the process of selling my soul to have that hair.

      • AG-UK says:

        You can for a price, a lot of weaved hair comes from those areas. Plus they have hair that seems to grow very quick.

  22. minxx says:

    She looks like Anne Hathaway on the photo from the fitting.
    Dress is very pretty but I hate having a veil attache to flowing locks.. just looks random somehow. She would have looked better having it done in a nice updo for the veil (I said the same thing about Kate’s sausage curls under the veil).

    • Adizzydaisy says:

      Agree she looks like Anne Hathaway in the photo! Good call – I couldn’t place who she reminded me of at first.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      Anne Hathaway crossed with a prettier Christiane Amanpour.

    • Luciana says:

      Yes!!!!! She looks like Anne and is annoying as Anne (or even more).

    • ElleV says:

      And can we take a minute with that “take off the veil” nonsense de la Renta’s spouting? I’m not spending good money on fancy pants mosquito netting to discard the shroud seconds into the evening!

  23. Adizzydaisy says:

    I feel like they look A LOT alike. It really skeeves me out!

  24. paola says:

    I don’t get the hype in this wedding. or maybe I do but I don’t really see all the fuss in marrying a 50 something year old gay man.
    Probably millions of women around the globe go ‘Yawn.. 20 years ago maybe’.

    • Someonestolemyname says:


    • kibbles says:

      The only Facebook friend who mentioned this wedding as well as in an envious/positive light is a woman who is close to 50 and seems to care about really superficial stuff. She’s also rail thin. So I’m guessing the only women who are envious are women who are around George’s age who fell in love with him during his ER days.

    • Santolina says:

      LOL, paola. That really needed to be said.

  25. reba says:

    The first thing I noticed in that photo was the hair fling. I don’t think it’s a wind machine, I think it’s a FLING.
    She is such a camera-eater.
    This whole thing is fascinating me too much. Can’t wait til dies it down. But then, like the ladies were saying on the other thread, it’s only just begunnn (with music) since now comes the bump watch.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      She still has to go take Hollywood red carpets by storm for George’s Golden Globe award in a few months. I don’t think these two will be disappearing for awhile.

  26. break says:

    She has breast implants, right? I mean, if she fits into a runway sample dress, what are the chances that…

  27. george says:

    she looks like a drag queen in that Hello cover photo

  28. Me me me says:

    I think George has serious pain issues. Back pain or whatever from some injury a while back. I wouldnt be surprised if he put his sexual life out to pasture because of it. If you look at some photos of him it is obvious that he is in excruciating pain. That could explain the short term “relationships” he has had in the past. Perhaps Amal accepts this and traded off a sexless marriage for the fame and money that being Mrs. Clooney provides her.

    I’m somewhat surprised that there has been no mention or “expose” of any of her previous relationships. It makes me think that she didn’t have any. If she has been single mindedly focused on her education and career while still living at home with her mother in a traditional family, there probably hasn’t ever been any other men. That could also explain her atrocious and juvenile street style. She still dresses like a teen girl because that’s where part of her emotional development stopped. Now she is married to a wealthy and glamorous man who treats her and her family well yet has no/minimal sexual expectations or demands.

    Also, where is Oprah’s couch when we need it?

    • Luciana says:

      You could be right or totally wrong. I love gossips!!!

    • Ag says:

      i think clooney has talked about a serious back injury he’s suffered at some point (filming syriana? if that’s right, i am sad to recall that), and being in excruciating pain because of it.

    • kibbles says:

      This makes a lot of sense and could be entirely possible. There are actually a lot of professional women who have never had a real relationship well into their 30s. Some never have a relationship. Especially women from more conservative cultures. It is sad but my friend who is from a conservative society where women’s virtue is still considered important said that some of her friends in their 40s have never been kissed. Otherwise, these women still come off as professional modern women.

      This could entirely be another Madonna/whore situation with George – like so many men (cough, Sofia Vergara’s douche ex-bf) who like to date hot women they consider to be sluts or “below their level”, but ultimately want to end up with a virgin wife.

      And who knows who George is really like behind his carefully crafted public image. I think either he really is a player and misogynist, he’s gay, or as you said he has a medical problem that prevents him from being sexually active. All of those scenarios are possible at this point because his relationships and even this marriage seem so fake and shallow.

    • siri says:

      She studied, studied, studied, and worked. It’s not that unusual for people of her generation to find a partner later in life, or to actually never find one. Priorities are different nowadays, as are the ways of communicating. There also could be a cultural thing in this, like no sex before marriage, or the idea it should be an experienced older man with plenty of means to secure her lifestyle, and make her feel save. She does look like a little girl at times, a well-guarded one. After all, her parents are very wealthy, and perhaps quite snobbish. Money marries money. And connections, of course. I really don’t think she’s that attractive for young men of her own generation. Not that I trust Howard Stern, but if he tells that she was talking about her work at a party- how exiting would that be for a ‘normal’ guy her age? I think she’s boring, and frankly, so is George. Add to that his health problems, and somehow it all makes sense. And she comes with good connections to Arab oil money- comes in handy for producing movies. Because his days as an actor might be counted. Is he gay? Honestly, I don’t care, could be both, actually. Or asexual, and what we’ve seen so far (think Monika Jakisic) was just part of fooling the public.

  29. Icarus says:

    Do I need an eye adjustment, because, not to sound rude, but I don’t find Amal the least bit attractive. I think she has gorgeous hair, but I don’t find her stunning in the slightest.

    They are really wh0ring this wedding thing, huh?

    • reba says:

      I find her stunning because her face just makes me stop and stare. As in, WTH, “I’m stunned”. But I don’t really think the exaggerated features are beautiful. Or maybe I’m just jealous because I am so not stunning. Anyway, I can see why you would not find her attractive.

    • Someonestolemyname says:


      • Someonestolemyname says:

        I don’t find her stunning either , but she has great hair, but the rest is not attractive. IMO

  30. Nicole says:

    Oh! The comments are brutal. She’s a very attractive woman! He reads straight (and with very specific taste in women) to me.

    • Vava says:

      She’s beautiful, intelligent, and works for a living. I like her, and I also like George.

    • Icarus says:

      I don’t find any of the comments to be brutal to be honest. Just people stating an opinion. It’s like there’s people who think Cumberbatch is hot, I don’t find him attractive, I do find that he has gorgeous eyes.

      Different tastes, different strokes for different folks, beauty’s in the he if the beholder, blah, blah, I don’t find her or Clooney particularly attractive, but you do. It’s your preference.

      Edit: a few are brutal, the one about the drag queen was pretty brutal.

  31. Miss M says:

    Amal ” human rights lawyer-aspiring model/celebrity/First Lady ” Clooney.

  32. maria1981 says:

    what a downgrade, amal…

  33. Vava says:

    The comments here crack me up!

    Personally I find Amal and George a lot more interesting than the Cambridges. Great to have someone new to watch.

  34. jane16 says:

    She is gorgeous, and that dress is utterly amazingly gorgeous. Love OdlR for timeless beauty and elegance. She could not have done better!

  35. Luciana says:

    Yes! She reminds me of Janice from Friends. Painfully thin, big hair, annoying voice???

  36. Etheldreda says:

    This photo doesn’t look real to me at all. Like she’s been superimposed on a background photo of the office. The way she’s posing, and the way her hair is lying, doesn’t look real.

  37. ileana says:

    Her nose was photoshoped in this Vogue photo. And maybe the lips as well.

    • taxi says:

      I think she had subtle rhinoplasty a few months ago. Her nose is noticeably smaller after her weight loss. Then again, maybe Oprah is right? Oprah says she never had a nose job because hers got “smaller” when she lost weight!

      • Sara says:

        Yep, definitely. She’s certainly tweaked her nose since her Oxford days, had some dental work, and her undereye area looks A LOT more rested. Maybe some work there as well.

    • kibbles says:

      Yes. The vogue photo is really photoshopped. Compare it to the Hello cover. In the vogue photo it looks like they just used a lot of airbrushing to soften her skin and hard features. She looks about five years younger and more like Anne Hathaway when airbrushed. In reality not so much.

  38. Aline says:

    Let… or begged?

  39. Saddie says:

    Isn’t George gay? Maybe I’m wrong ////

    • Sarah says:

      Umm well… he just got married to a lady called Amal (there hasn’t been much coverage of it in the media so you might not have heard about it..!) so I’d say that yes you probably are wrong! Unless you’re suggesting it’s one big cover-up?! I know there’s been lots of speculation about his sexuality in recent years, but I’m buying this relationship.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      He reminds me of Tom Cruise.

  40. Dany says:

    The top part of the dress reminds me in Princess Madeleine´s dress, the rest looks very Elie Saab.
    I think designing wedding dresses is hell of a job. The end result will always look familar because it´s all been done before. There is little scope left when it comes to long white gowns.

  41. V says:

    Why is her arm two different colors? She couldn’t find some spray tanner to fix that? Or is it some type of weird photoshop?

    ETA: I mean her arm on the cover of Hello

  42. Josefa says:

    She looks like an eastern Anne Hathaway in the Hello cover. Really, really pretty.

  43. Sarah says:

    That short dress with the structured skirt seems so obscene to me! I must be getting old! I feel like if you’re going to wear a dress that short (too short, in my opinion, for wedding festivities, even though her legs are fantastic!) then the skirt needs to be more fitted. Short and lifted out away from her body? It’s like she’s airing out her undercarriage…and leaving it all a bit too…umm…accessible? Sorry I’m trying to be polite, but the dress just seems so vulgar to me!

    • Lexie says:

      I agree. Nothing wrong with showing off her great legs but it’s just unsophisticated (as I said in my comment above). On a 20 – something I might be okay with it but isn’t she in her 30s? I have nothing against youthful dressing but style needs to evolve in it’s interpretation with one’s age (especially if one’s new husband is supposedly going into politics).

  44. Sarah says:

    Hey, remember when Amal used to be described as a lawyer??

  45. M.A.F. says:

    I don’t get it. I don’t get him and what he is now about. Her…well, she has a brain & from what I can tell she uses it. And she’s got great hair to top it off.

  46. lisa2 says:

    Why do people go crazy because someone speaks more than one language. She is an international lawyer. It would make sense that she is bilingual. She is Lebanese. and I think that many speak French.. I have a brother that speaks 3 language.. I don’t. He does because he played professional sports and lived in France and Israel. So he speaks both. Doesn’t make him a great person.. (HE IS THOUGH)..

    I’m sure she is very accomplished, but I find it offensive to the women he dated before that she is held up to be better. I don’t know what Stacy or the other Clooney women did. They didn’t commit any crimes other than not being raised in an affluent family. Clooney dated “American” women but none of them according to some were “good enough”..

    I don’t have any negative about 2 people finding each other and building a life together. But such classicism is strange to me. A college degree or even a high powered job doesn’t make you “better”.

    Regarding the chemistry.. I never see chemistry with George with anyone. maybe as someone said he is more sexy behind the bedroom door. But looking at all the wedding pictures I don’t get a sexy vibe from them as a couple. It is just not there to me. Not in the way they look at each other or how they touch. Maybe it is because they are still “new” to each other and that kind of intimacy comes in time. I always imagine a couple having sex.. not in perverted way; but I think about it in general terms.. and I can’t ever picture George in bed. I can’t get his dynamic. I don’t think he is gay but I just don’t see them having passionate sex. And that has nothing to do with age.

    • siri says:

      I have the same impression, sort of asexual. Never understood why women fall for him. I guess it’s more a phantasy than anything else. He simply doesn’t exude any sensuality. Could be that he’s more of the big brother, the father, the mentor, the good friend- which actually would be plenty of qualities. Just real chemistry he doesn’t have with anyone I ever saw him with.

      • als says:

        @lisa2: I completely agree with you.
        It’s a heavy amount of classicism involved here and it is insulting to his ex partners.
        Also, a great education often comes from big money. Not all people have that kind of money and that doesn’t make them any less good people.
        The woman can be both smart and fashionable in the same time, no one has a problem with this girl from this perspective. The problem is how hard they tried to sell her (and she allowed them to do this) through her intellect, her job and education – all great stuff, but she wasn’t applying for a job, she was getting married.

      • siri says:

        @als: Agree. It’s not just bad style, and offensive, it’s simply wrong to try to make her the extraordinary one in comparison to the other women (aside from the fact that Clooney picked them). That for me was a real turn off. And it does show arrogance, and a feeling of superiority I really dislike. His mother also talked into that direction, so I would guess Amal is her dream girl because of her education. Just let’s see what this dream woman will do with her high education further on. She already declined a good opportunity to use her skills within the UN Comission to Lebanon. And besides all that- life experience, and practical skills is something you don’t learn at university.

    • SillySimone says:

      Actually, it is an accomplishment to speak several languages, fluently. And yes, she is absolutely of more substance than his previous waitress and panty model girlfriends. Not because she speaks more languages. Not because she has more money. But because her life is her own and not dependent on a guy with money to take care of her. His Italian model girlfriend was epitome of plastic and useless. So I say let’s all go ahead and cheer that a man who many regard is a great catch married a woman of substance and not yet another model/actress.

  47. Santolina says:

    Echoing paola, upthread, all the overblown trappings of love and romance seem so mismatched to this obvious business arrangement. A simple handshake would have been more appropriate. George’s sexuality is another matter. You can’t manufacture chemistry. The human eye is just too good at discerning it.

    • paola says:

      Exactly right.
      They have no chemistry.. as George didn’t have any chemistry with all the others former girlfriends.. I think He looks hotter and more natural when he’s with Matt Damon or Brad Pitt.

      • siri says:

        True, he seems far more relaxed, and himself with the boys.

      • Jen2 says:

        He looks happiest with his boys and his smile and demeanor is more genuine when he is with Pitt than anyone I have ever seen him with. I think he cares for Amal, but it seems like he is presenting his daughter like she is a debutante….white dress and all.

  48. Annie says:

    Good god – I don’t say this about many women but Amal is GORGEOUS – like a prettier Anne Hathaway, who I already always thought of as quite a looker.

  49. SillySimone says:

    Astonishing that everyone has something negative to say. It has been a long time since we have had an accomplished, intelligent, lovely, educated woman who is NOT waisting her life and accomplishments in the celebrity business, rather, actually making a difference in the world. We finally have an actual woman of substance to fawn over rather than an endless stream of talentless, shallow, materialistic idiots that have been forced down our throats. She is no duchess, as she actually works for a living. Her education is not in “art history” as a way of getting ready for married life of do-nothing. Her interests appear to be human rights, not endless lunches and celebrity events. I have heard her lecture on issues relating to Egypt and international law. She seems principled to me. Add to that her unique beauty and glamorous style, and she is absolutely a woman that embodies everything that is what a modern woman should be aspiring to be.

    I don’t believe that a woman of value such as she is would agree to a life as a beard or some promotional arm-candy, as many have been saying. Could it possibly be that an actor, a-list even, might actually be in love with her? That would be entirely absurd. Right? We should be celebrating this woman so that more woman as a way of letting the various celebrity industries know that we are sick to death of the Kims and Jessas we are being peddled.

    As for the chemistry comments, those are absurd. She is from a different culture, one that does not value PDA as an indicator of actual commitment.

  50. I’m confused. When did she become q celebrity? Okay you married George Clooney but the media is treating her like she’s Waity Katie and she just got the crown (or in Waity’s case the blue sapphire). I am really confused why there’s so much publicity surrounding her and why she’s courting it.

    This all leads me to believe Amal’s really hoping to be the next Jackie Kennedy. had it been quite I might admire her (she has a brain! She has a career!) but it’s so try hard with all of this I instantly dislike her. You’re supposed to be a high powered lawyer, not a fame whore.

  51. Mari says:

    She is one wind gust away from showing off more than a little leg.

  52. Saddie says:

    I think this is another John Travolta or Kanye West deal – gay man marries to appear straight.

  53. designliu says:

    I’d read a while back that Amal had previously dated at least one high powered older man, I think in the tech industry.

    Someone (Lainey?) said she was a perfect mashup of Huma Abedin and Anne Hathaway, Ithat is spot on. She has striking features that translate on camera and in court pretty well but must look large in person – kinda like Elizabeth Canalis (the surgeon’s wife, LOL)

    I get a sense that GC is straight in the sense that he prefers women sexually but usually prefers to spend the bulk of his social time in the company of men. He reminds me of so many other men’s men; a guy who hasn’t historically been friends with women (apart from maybe Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts, who are accomplished and also hammy themselves and get in on his pranks and jokes; I’ve heard his ex wife interviewed and she has a “one-of-the guys” sense of humor, maybe that’s how they related). He’s liked arm candy before but when they come to expect too much after a year or two into the relationship he’s had to cut them short.

    I think Amal and he have fallen and think they’ve found what each other is looking for, where he finds brains and beauty and someone he’s in awe of and who shares his interests but who can drink and hang out with him and his pals at Casamigos.

    That said, we’ll see how long that lasts until reality sets in. I assume he was around when she was handling the OK and JA cases so maybe he knows what it is like to be Mr. Alamuddin; and maybe she gets what it is like to be Mrs. Clooney, but I’d like to see how they juggle those competing interests year in, year out. I think she can handle it, I’m not sure he can.