One woman, five very different ensembles: Amal Alamuddin’s Venetian journey
Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin’s Venetian wardrobe for her wedding to George Clooney travels from the traditional to the avant garde
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Alamuddin made a splash on arrival in the Italian city of Venice with a Dolce and Gabbana sundress. A favourite from the pair’s Sicilian-influenced Spring/Summer ‘13 collection, the black and white striped dress is made from heavily textured lace with a lot of perfect movement - perfect for leading a flotilla down the Grand Canal.
An Alexander McQueen gown with a dropped hem was the dress of choice for Alamuddin at a pre-wedding dinner with friends and family. From the label’s Resort ‘11 collection, a similar version of the dramatic red and black silk gown was worn by Michelle Obama at a White House state dinner in 2011.
Alamuddin wore a traditional, custom-made Oscar de la Renta dress for her wedding ceremony. The off-the-shoulder French lace dress had a full circular train and was embroidered with crystals and pearls. The pictures, which are now on the cover of People magazine in the US and Hello in Europe, are surprisingly intimate. Clooney, meanwhile, succinctly describes marriage as “pretty great”.
A couture minidress by Giambattista Valli was an unorthodox choice for the day after the nuptials. The current season gown also sports a dropped hem. A pleasantly subversive macrame bridal frock embroidered with crimson and mauve blooms, this was the third lacy number worn by Alamuddin.
For the 14-minute civil ceremony, Alamuddin selected a cream trouser suit by Stella McCartney. The simple shape, contrasting navy band and wide-legged trousers make for a very modern bridal ensemble. Lest we forget, the wide-brimmed hat really tops the look off (so to speak).