Amal Clooney’s last-minute Met Gala dress changes pissed off Vogue & Tom Ford


The 2018 Costume Institute's MET Gala Benefit - Red Carpet Arrivals

I really don’t know why we’re still talking about Met Gala drama instead of Laurels, Yannys and Thomas Markles, but here we are. We’re still talking about the Met Gala, and this year’s gala co-chair, Amal Clooney. Amal and George Clooney were two of the first people to arrive at this year’s gala. Amal made sure her Richard Quinn mullet dress/pants ensemble was photographed extensively. Vogue devoted an article to the process of making that fug design and as I covered, Amal’s reasoning behind it had nothing to do with the actual theme of the evening. Vogue also noted last week that Amal didn’t even stay in the Quinn design for much longer beyond the red carpet. She finished the red carpet, went into a bathroom and changed into a Tom Ford gown, the red gown which looked like stained glass, which would have been perfect for the gala. So here’s the shady backstory on all of that:

The Met Gala is over, but the fallout from a high-level fashion drama over Amal Clooney’s glamorous gown lingers on. Page Six has exclusively learned that Amal infuriated powerful fashion forces at Vogue and designer Tom Ford’s team after his atelier had toiled for weeks to make a custom Met Gala gown for her — and she decided hours before the event not to wear it.

Media sources tell us that the famed human-rights attorney decided at the last minute to walk the red carpet in a dramatic “backup” outfit by hot British designer Richard Quinn, a bustier and pants with a billowing floral train. We’re told that when Amal told the Tom Ford team about the last-minute change, “they were annoyed, obviously, but they were gracious, and said it was fine to go with [another designer], but they would prefer that Amal not wear the dress at all if she wasn’t going to wear it on the Met Ball red carpet.” Vogue also lobbied Amal to stick to the original script, we’re told.

Ford’s fashion house had hoped, if Amal didn’t debut the dress that they would be able to show it at a different A-list occasion on another star, sources said. But they were stunned — and furious — when Amal ignored their request and, after the media blitz of the red carpet, changed into the Tom Ford dress once inside at the more private affair. Vogue editor Anna Wintour said on “The Late Show” that Amal had insisted on changing gowns in the museum’s gift shop. Amal wore it for the rest of the night. We’re also told that Vogue staffers — who coordinate the red carpet for the gala, often brokering arrangements between designers and stars — were mortified by the debacle, especially as Amal is Vogue’s May cover star.

[From Page Six]

There are many people who refuse to hear a word of criticism against Amal Clooney, so I suspect they will defend her on this. But seriously: this is bad. This is a really tacky thing to do on her part. This isn’t a case of “poor Amal is just an amateur at all of this fashion stuff.” No. She’s been spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on couture ever since she got with George Clooney. She’s been working side-by-side with designers to create custom pieces. She’s lauded all over fashion blogs for her style. She was the motherf–king co-chair of the Met Gala. She knew better. And she chose to embarrass Vogue and piss off Tom Ford. And I seriously don’t even understand why she even chose the Quinn look, considering it had zero to do with the theme of the night!! The Tom Ford gown is SO MUCH BETTER.

George Clooney and Amal Clooney head back to their hotel after the MET Gala festivities

George and Amal Clooney are looking sharp after the Met Gala in New York

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  1. Char says:

    Uh, you in danger, girl.
    So tacky and so arrogant, but that’s what happen when people put someone in a pedastal that fast. She isn’t as fashionable as she obviously believes she is and people like Anna Wintour made her feel.

    • Carrie1 says:

      She and George are both this way at times. This was bad tho. Very disrespectful and it seems all for the sake of standing out, unless this other designer was in desperate need of something and she felt she was helping him out. It’s rude all around tho. But then, this is what George is usually too tho he’s gotten far mellower and more considerate with age. All their friends are the same. Rich people problems I gather 🤷‍♀️

  2. Sankay says:

    You can hate the dress but it was on theme.

    Maybe if Amal infuriates enough designers they’ stop working with her. Yes, it’s not going to happen.

  3. Goats on the Roof says:

    What an ass! And ignoring a request from Tom Ford’s team to not wear the dress altogether is tacky. She won’t make friends acting like that.

  4. Jess says:

    That really is odd. The red dress is great but it’s not as dramatic as the one she chose – guess she wanted the big train moment in the red carpet. But that is so tacky to immediately change into the red dress.

  5. Lee says:

    I’ve always found her smug and overrated, so I am not surprised.

  6. JustJen says:

    Ahh but will there be consequences? I’m not a fan of Amal, I’m just not. Will Tom Ford refuse to dress her in the future? (He should).

    • RedOnTheHead says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised. Obviously I don’t know the man, but in every interview I’ve seen with him he presents as quite bitchy. He also has a reputation of not giving a flying f*uck. I suspect if you piss him off, he WILL hold a grudge.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      He might. He should. He also should’ve snatches back the dress the second she decides not to wear it on the carpet. It’s not actually hers. But this is what happens when celeb butt is kissed incessantly.

  7. OSTONE says:

    That is extremely tacky of her. The Tom Ford gown was a trillion times better than the mess she wore on the red carpet. All I can say is that you don’t piss off Tom Ford when it comes to fashion.

    • Felicia says:

      I suspect that Tom Ford is a bit of a fake and a phony himself, sadly. I hit the sales in Paris last summer, including his store. Usually in that city, I can find my dress size and shoe size during the sales, because the French women are, on average, a few inches shorter than I and also a couple of shoe sizes down. When I expressed a bit of frustration that inhabitually, my sizes were scarce, I was told that most of the clientele was Russian or Eastern European.

      Remember when he said that Melania wasn’t “the image he wanted to project” and thus wouldn’t dress her? I thought of that statement at that moment, because she’s EXACTLY the kind of clientele he has, at least in Paris.

      I ended up buying 2 handbags. I was given a handwritten receipt from one of those booklets that you can buy in the stationary store. No letterhead. No description of what you bought, it just said “2 handbags”. The same sort of receipt you get from a flea market stand or some tourist market in half the world. It was shockingly tacky and like NOTHING any designer store, high end or not, considers acceptable.

      I was honestly shocked enough when she handed that to me that I blurted out “Is this a joke?”. They had black quilted toilet paper in the washroom, but can’t afford custom printed receipt pads or stationary (if they really need to handwrite) or a computerized system? No little thick card stock envelopes like Chanel, Dior or any of the other big designers tuck your receipt into?

      • Darla says:

        I’m sorry you had to go through that.

      • Harryg says:

        I want that black quilted toilet paper!

      • Kitten says:

        And how are you doing today? Have you recovered?

      • Ada says:

        Oh no! Not the Eastern Europeans! Because they’re all basically Melania-like fascists with tacky stationary tastes!

      • Kat says:

        I never have trouble finding my size when I shop at Tom Ford, even for the sales, and my experience there has been unbelievably great..in NY & LA in particular. Plus, the clothes are STUNNING. And there are frequently very good sales. So my experience has been quite different from yours.

      • Felicia says:

        Lol… I actually kind of wanted to know where they got the black quilted toilet paper as well. As for the rest: to explain… what was left on the racks and shelves, there were a lot of big zippers and padlocks on things. Not exactly where the Parisian ladies are likely to shop. So his target clientele there are either Middle Eastern or Eastern European, particularly as they had shoe sizes available that you don’t usually find easily in Paris.

        As for the receipt thing… this is a guy who disdains flipflops. And yet what they were giving was the receipt equivalent of exactly that. It was literally one of these things:

        http://www.printitcafe.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A6-NCR-PADS.jpg

        Would you expect that in a Tom Ford store? I sure didn’t.

      • lamaga_hyun says:

        Actually in higher end establishments it’s considered tacky to have custom automated everything. FYI.

      • WhatElse says:

        To all of you asking about the black toilet paper, it’s from a Portuguese brand (RENOVA). There’s also red, purple, pink, green…
        Here’s their website:
        https://www.myrenova.com/c/1/colors

      • Bridget says:

        Felicia, I appreciate that you are a good sport about this. Also, this whole thing is pretty hilarious to me :)

      • Sophia's side eye says:

        I would definitely expect a hand written receipt in Paris. That’s what I got when I went shopping there in their boutiques. I got a printed receipt when I went to a drugstore though.

        @Darla, lmao!

      • Ada says:

        Sorry, what now, Felicia? Zippers? Most parisians are not tiny-footed, chic puffs of magically non-aging cigarette smoke, but they all get to benefit from the stereotype. Most Eastern European or Middle Eastern women are not zippered track suit and full fur-wearing ogres, yet only get to be trashy or nouveau riche to the Western imagination. Sorry if preachy, I work on this, so it’s kind of a hot-button topic. Hope the handbags you got were nice and that you stole some of the toilet paper to take home!

      • Felicia says:

        I have nothing against a hand written receipt, although I can say from personal experience that Dior in Paris does not give you a hand written receipt and neither does Chanel in Hong Kong.

        My issue was that if you are going to present yourself as a “high end establishment” you should, at the very least, be using something with the company letterhead on it and not some tacky generic receipt pad.

        My other issue was the not listing the items by model and size seperately, if for no other reason than eventually needing to prove, be it for household or moving insurance reasons or simply eventually getting tired of the item(s) and selling it (them) on, that they are not counterfeit(s) and were purchased legitimately in a Tom Ford store. I’m not even sure that a handwritten receipt from a generic receipt pad that doesn’t bear the company name anywhere and doesn’t list the items would be accepted as legit by the Customs people if you want to get the VAT back when leaving the country.

      • Felicia says:

        Hi Ada: I’m not talking stereotypes here. I actually lived in Paris for several years so I’ve got a relatively good grasp on the what sizes tend to still be available by sale time in Paris, something that usually works to my favor. As mentioned, I am several inches taller than the “average” french woman and my shoe size goes with my height.

        I mentioned nothing about track suits or ogres. It was in fact, the saleslady at the store who told me who their clientele largely consists of and presumably they too are taller than the average french woman and their shoe sizes also match their height. Since those sizes appear to be the same as what I wear, it would be pretty odd for me to consider that “ogreish”.

        Also, what is considered chic and desirable is different from one country to the next. The french have a “chic” of their own which, from observation, tends to be well-cut and discreet and lacking in large eye catching details. That’s not a slight on any one country’s idea of chic, it just is what it is.

      • Kalani says:

        I would wonder if they were up to something like suppressing amount of sales they report. Did you pay cash?

      • Felicia says:

        Hi Kalini,
        That thought occured to me. No, I paid by credit card on a French bank. That doesn’t exclude the possibility of under reporting sales though, I guess. I suppose it would be easy enough to say that an 8k handbag had some minor damage and was steeply discounted to the amount I paid for the two or something like that. It’s possible.

        Question for the ladies who have shopped TF in the US… did you buy a handbag and if so, did it come in a box or just with a dust cover?

    • Khadija says:

      He’s been known to keep a grudge, so it’ll be interesting to see if Amal will be on his hit list or not.

  8. STRIPE says:

    If this is all true, it is so incredibly rude. Not only rude but the decisions make no sense at all.

    If I were Tom Ford I would not dress her again. Ever.

  9. C. Remm says:

    Yes, the Tom Ford dress is much better, but not on skinny Amal. There is a foto of Amal standing next to Cindy Crawford and can you imagine how Cindy would have worked that dress? She has curves.

  10. Really says:

    Thirsty. Wanted the more “showy” dress that would get her the most attention, hence the mullet dress/pants. Tom Ford red dress was too low key for her entrance.

  11. Josephine says:

    could she have been doing a favor for the other designer? i know nothing of these things and have never heard of the mullet designer. not making excuses, just wondering what her motivation was. the quick change made me wonder whether she was trying to gain exposure for two outfits/designers in the same night. but i assume tom ford doesn’t need the exposure?

    • bucketbot says:

      I had the same thought. I think she was trying to give the British fashion designer a push since Anna Wintour + the Queen attended his show and gave him some award this year. She lives in Britain now so maybe had some good intentions. Still, she went about it the wrong way and her excuse that it was a feminist move was such lame PR , something I’d expect from the Cambridges, honestly. She shouldn’t have changed into the Tom Ford dress or she should have gotten a better dress from Richard Quinn. It was very rude and tacky. She deserves shit for all this.

    • Sophia's side eye says:

      Well then she should have kept the first dress on, or had that same designer make her a different dress for her to change into. Tom Ford designed her that dress for the red carpet. They requested that she not do exactly what she did, and she did it anyway. It’s quite rude as Ford only dresses one woman per event, so he had no showing on the red carpet.

  12. Jegede says:

    It was tacky of Amal and her team to do,

    However neither outfits are all that.
    The Tom Ford number looks a little too ‘Joan Collins’ for me.

  13. barrett says:

    Yeah she’s thirsty on the red carpet. Ego driven as we say at work. Remember the yellow dress w train at Cannes that got wrapped around everything? The other female stars looked pissed. She wants the limelight but is amateur about execution. It shows she’s really a lawyer not a model or actress. She needs to be gracious and stay in her lane a little more. I’d rather admire her intelligence w fashion sense than her full on ability to be a pseudo Blake lively.

  14. Mia4s says:

    When I was first reading this story I thought, so what she changed her dress choice? It happens. But then I got to the part where she put the other one on inside?? Wow. That is seriously tacky. Completely rude and tacky. It’s not like she paid for either dress. Really poor manners on her part.

  15. Smokey says:

    I find her very tiresome. It’s nice to hear I’m not the only one.
    All the money and effort expended to make her a thing, SMDH.

  16. Gil says:

    No one should piss off Tom Ford. It is Tom Ford for God’s sake. People “fight” to be able to wear his designs on the Red Carpet.

  17. Darla says:

    I don’t like the Tom Ford dress at all, and I did like the outfit she ended up wearing. I know most didn’t, but I loved it.

  18. CoffeeWench says:

    Is it just me, or is there anyone else here who is not particularly fond of her? I mean, I like what she does in her professional life, but outside of the court, she’s such a famewhore…. Ugh.

    • Darla says:

      lol how about most here don’t like her, going back to the very start when they thought she was coming for angie’s title of…whatever. I dunno.

    • DearWhitePeople says:

      I am completely “fond” of her. The Mullet dress is more “her”, and it must have been battle of the fashion egos. The problem with the Met is that Wintour manipulates celebs like runway models, and clearly, Amal wanted to wear her own style. Kudos for this slow painful arm wrestle match! , When Wintour steps down the Met Gala can go back to a more real thing with real celebs expressing their real style.

    • Sid says:

      When it was announced that she and Clooney were getting married, I was surprised and somewhat impressed that he could win over someone as intelligent and accomplished as she is. As time has worn on, I see that she seems very taken with the flashiness that comes with being an A-list celeb’s spouse, so it makes sense in hindsight.

    • Kitten says:

      The entire thread is full of people expressing the exact same opinion as you, actually.

  19. Marnie says:

    I don’t like the Tom Ford dress either. Both looks are meh.

  20. Rapunzel says:

    Tacky for Amal to do this to someone lending her a specially made piece. Tom Ford has every right to furious. Not only did she not wear it on the red carpet , but she prevented it from becoming a red carpet look by wearing it to the after party. With all the work that goes into a dress like Tom Ford’s, I can’t believe she would do something so outrageously rude. That dress deserved to be on an Oscar red carpet or Golden Globe red carpet or some fabulous movie premiere. It did not deserve to be worn in badly lit, poorly posed paparazzi shots at the Met Gala.

    • Felicia says:

      One has to wonder what Tom Ford did to piss her off. Because surely she knew what she was doing…

      • Betsy says:

        That would be about the only thing that could redeem this kind of faux pas, if he had done something really heinous to her. Without any such backstory, however, this is just jerk move.

      • Kiwiforbreakfast says:

        I don’t think TF did anything to piss her off; I think her head is even more swollen than it was pre-Klooney and pre-Vogue cover and she thinks any designer would be happy if she just spent three seconds in public with their dress. Arrogant and self-obsessed woman. Love Tom Ford as a public figure! Not a bad film-maker either! Please can this take-down of the Klooneys be complete so coverage of this power-couple-wannabe is drastically reduced and we don’t have to see her making love to the cameras anymore?!!!

    • Khadija says:

      Those paparazzi photos of Amal on the way to the after party are not particularly flattering to either her or the dress. It would have looked much better with the lighting and careful posing that come with red carpet events.

  21. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    Her judgement is sometimes questionable. This one gets filed alongside representing Julian Assange.

  22. Lexilla says:

    Forget about Amal. What’s going on with George’s suit in the pap shots? Are those pants even tailored?

  23. girl_ninja says:

    Don’t go burning bridges girl.

  24. Beatrix says:

    That is a HOT, beautiful red dress.

  25. vanna says:

    It was just disrespectful towards Tom Ford. It wasn’t a second choice dress – it was meant for the red carpet, not some back exit.

  26. bitchy architect says:

    Anna Wintour only has herself to blame. She created this fashion diva.

    • Kiwiforbreakfast says:

      She saw the big dollar signs and millions of clicks when Amal surfaced, just as she did when the idea of putting Kim and Kanye on the cover first struck her. Now she’s backpeddling with how no one had ever changed in the gift shop and how she was trying to get Klooney to keep up her end of the bargain. Haha. Karma for inflicting this thing upon us!

  27. JA says:

    Overrated woman with somewhat questionable taste in fashion does something dumb…shocked I say!! ;-)

  28. Gaby says:

    This woman is just ridiculous.

  29. Tiffany says:

    So, Ford and his team requested her not to wear so it can have another debut since she changed her mind and her response was, ‘You’re not my supervisor’.

    Okay then.

  30. Stacy Dresden says:

    She looks great in the red Tom Ford. Man, that is a beautiful dress!

  31. Michele says:

    Don’t worry, George will come out fighting her honour. He wouldn’t dare have anyone dissing his world savior, Human Rights Activist wife. The Clooney’s are the all serious world power couple now!!! No bad publicity. Wait for a response by Clooney publicist Stan in…… 1.2.3.

  32. Jessica says:

    Looks like I’m going to have to eschew the consensus and say that what she wore on the carpet is a LOT better than that Tom Ford dress. She should have kept it on. Changing the way she did when the designer specifically asked her not to is the problem here.

    Unbelievably tacky, rude and entitled behavior on her part. She’s going to end up burning bridges if she keeps at it. I say this as someone who otherwise really likes Amal and has defended her in the past.

    (While we’re discussing this, I have to say her Vogue shoot was so underwhelming. Especially the super budget looking cover. The Rihanna shoot for June was miles better.)

  33. Harryg says:

    Why is George making those faces? He’s like a toddler.

  34. Bridget says:

    I find it interesting that they were going to re-use the dress for someone else. It’s Tom Ford – they’re picky about who they dress, so it would have been someone of a certain stature. And they were going to dress this (likely very tiny woman) in something Amal declined. Don’t get me wrong, it’s icky that she ignored very specific requests, but I find this part weird too.

    • Kiwiforbreakfast says:

      I don’t think it’s weird; it’s probably standard because celebrities do change their minds all the time (feeling sick, weather changes, bloating, whatever). No one would have ever seen the dress – if she hadn’t engaged in her usual thirsty-for-coverage behaviour and changed into it so she could get more clicks.

      • Bridget says:

        Tom Ford doesn’t just dress anyone though. He’s very selective about who he dresses for the red carpet, and they’re not usually women that would accept someone’s rejected gown. Can you picture Gwyneth going for it?

        But it’s a long sleeved gown in May. It’s not weather appropriate for events really until maybe Toronto, and this is a major dress (Tom Ford doesn’t really do the Emmy’s). By the time the next red carpet season starts this will be old. And again, the women Tom Ford dresses for the red carpet don’t really wear old stuff.

  35. Penelope says:

    That red dress is everything…wow.

  36. Philo says:

    The Quinn outfit’s colouring does LOADS more for her regardless of style. I happen to like it a like – not entirely sure of the blue trousers – but still a winner for me. The Ford looks amazingly well put together (not sure it has any more relevance to the theme than the other) but the red does nothing for her. I don’t think the dress does much for her either. It also is much easier to move around in and typically that does seem to be the case – you wear the impractical dress for moving on the red carpet and then something a bit more mobile a little later.
    I think her biggest mistake isn’t the switch – it’s that she didn’t honour their request not to wear it at all if she wasn’t going to feature it on the red carpet. That dress could and likely should have been worn and shown off by someone else more suited. I see a tall, willowy blond in that.

  37. WhoMe? says:

    Entitled and disrespectful. Ew.

    I always hoped that I would hear more about Amal’s work in the legal field and impact on social change and causes. But really her work, call to social justice and feminism is more implied.

    Her dress was as messy as her attitude tho (sorry Quinn). I prefer the Tom Ford look, but I could cry when I think about team at the atelier working so hard to complete it.

  38. Veronica says:

    Unwise to anger a major designer like that, but I’m wondering if something happened to the other outfit. The train was long enough that I could see it getting damaged easily.

    • Rapunzel says:

      I’m wondering if that was the case too…

      The Tom Ford dress seemed like it might be too warm for the weather, so it’s possible she went with the backup dress because it would keep her cooler.

      Then maybe she ripped the backup on the carpet, didn’t have access to that third dress she wore (A Versace) and changed into the Ford…

      This would explain why she didn’t even wear the backup dress during the event.

      • Kiwiforbreakfast says:

        They probably would have leaked an explanation by now if that were the case, since George is so careful about his public image. It’s probably just pure bad form on her part. She thinks she’s doing any designer a favour by appearing in it for 3 seconds.

  39. tearose11 says:

    The Tom Ford is 100000 miles above that gross tinfoil dress.

    It should have been worn by Cate Blanchett, because she would have Ice Queened the hell out that dress. But now we are not going to get to enjoy it because of idiot Amal.

    I don’t care that Amal is a lawyer, she stinks of tryhard every time I see her. I don’t get the fuss over her style either, she is all over the place, one day it’s Jackie O, next day it’s a 3 yr old. And how much money did she make before Georgey Porgey? Because she was always seems to be rocking $$$$ just on shoes or bags alone. So much for a humble human rights lawyer. I’d be pissed if I went to the UN and saw her wearing outfits worth a small nation’s yearly budget, while spewing bs.

    Which not to say, smart women can’t be fashionable, it’s just that she is super thirsty and it shows in her tacky style.

    • Kiwiforbreakfast says:

      Well said. She usually wears complete outfits right off the catwalk rather than putting interesting outfits together herself.

      And while Baria and Klooney PR love to claim she’s a self-made woman who pays for her own clothes, she dressed in regular high street stuff pre-George; the DM did an inventory of an outfit she wore when photographed with Assange (“How Mrs Clooney’s worn £34,000 of clothes in 14 days while grandstanding as a champion of the downtrodden”): “Back in February 2011, singleton Amal’s work staples were more likely to be drab High Street odds and ends such as this £250 Jaeger trenchcoat, £175 Russell & Bromley heels and £45 bag — from none other than Marks & Spencer.”

  40. FuefinaWG says:

    It’s called #FashionGluttony. When a celebrity grabs numerous dresses for one event and then wears them all in one night so no one else can wear them to any future events. It’s really a sh!tty thing to do, Amal.

  41. Shannon says:

    WOW. I don’t have strong feelings about her either way, but I’m not even a big fashion person (I’ve never even read Vogue except maybe in a waiting room or something) and even *I* can see how tacky this is. Sounds like she’s really full of herself (I mean, moreso than most Met Gala attendees). What was she even thinking? The second dress (the one she changed into) would have been so much better on the red carpet. Girl, check yourself.

  42. tw says:

    2 comments, both frivolous and petty:

    1. She is thirst-ay
    2. Her makeup with the red dress is bringing vampire vibes. Girl looks harsh.

  43. Jenny says:

    Wow! I really liked Amal but this is such self-centered, princess-y behavior that it’s completely disgusting to me. She really showed her true colors here, non?

    Not a fan of Tom Ford, he seems like a mean girl diva to me, but I do hope he refuses to work with her again. And his design was so much better in every way, esp for the theme, I really don’t get why she did that, except maybe for more attention on the red carpet, as others have pointed out.

  44. CK3 says:

    Meh. I’m not an Amal fan, but I really just don’t care. This is the beast that the fashion industry created when they all rush to dress and accommodate the skinniest person with the highest profile at every red carpet. This is the reckoning that they deserve. You sent her the dress. She wore it when she wanted to wear it. These were “requests”, not “contractual obligations”. Amal is perfectly within her right to ignore them and I’m not going to judge her for that.

    George Clooney is her husband and absent her murdering Anna Wintour, she’s always going to be on the red carpet in someone’s design, whether it be a well known designer or one of the many budding designers that would love the boost.

    • Guest says:

      So entitled, obnoxious behavior from a PR-styled humanitarian is fair play as long as there is no “contract.” Utterly ludicrous.

      Amal Clooney’s entire existence is like satire. She exposes herself as more of a fraudulent joke with every passing second.

      • CK3 says:

        “Entitled, obnoxious” Leave it for CB to describe a woman that they don’t like choosing to wear what she wanted entitled and obnoxious.

        These were simple requests. She chose to refuse them as is her right. How does that make her entitled or obnoxious? Was she supposed to put her wants below Tom Ford’s or some unknown Vogue editor’s? Is she not allowed to have a decision in what she chooses to wear?

      • Kiwiforbreakfast says:

        It’s not about criticising a woman for exercising choice at all. She behaved poorly and didn’t respect other people’s time and resources.

        It wouldn’t have been a big deal for her to leave that custom-made red dress unworn for the night. It was a big deal for Tom Ford’s team to work on it for weeks under the impression it would give their label red-carpet coverage.

        They’re a business, not freebie central. Another celebrity could have given the red dress the marketing justice it deserved at another event (without it being a recycled dress).

        But Amal is an attention seeker so she had to do her outfit changes.

  45. sunshine gold says:

    Makes no sense. The red carpet outfit was terrible.

  46. ladida says:

    Can’t stand her anyway, but this behavior is very unprofessional.

  47. Trashaddict says:

    Devil’s Advocate: unless she was getting the dresses comp’ed, if she paid for them then I think she should be able to wear whatever the hell she thought was best. Why should the women who are consuming the fashion and paying the $$$$$$$$$$$ (more than men pay) be under the heels of the (mostly male: https://fashionista.com/2017/06/gender-inequality-fashion-industry) designers? The designers are not gods. Some immensely talented yes, but no reason for their female clients to be victims to their egos. The fashion world has a ridiculously inflated sense of self-worth, and they’re not inclusive to all comers. So I have no problem with this. Nor do I expect this woman to wallow in fake self-abnegation.
    Only one caveat: absolutely NO upstaging the bride at the Royal Wedding. Now THAT would be unforgivable.

  48. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    If this is a fact re the Tom Ford dress, then she is acting extremely entitled. I find most of her pics to be showing a very thirsty woman – she loves the limelight. She’s seeking out the camera with her eyes constantly. Meh.