Amal’s Oscar wedding dress

Amal Alamuddin with George Clooney posing for Hello! magazine on their special day.

Amal Alamuddin with George Clooney posing for Hello! magazine on their special day.

I thought it was only timely to write about a celebrated wedding and a funeral.

When Amal Alamuddin announced her plan of marrying George Clooney, the fashion circles immediately buzzed about Amal’s wedding dress that would launch a thousand gondolas.  Not since Kate Middleton’s bespoke wedding dress has there been a gown as talked about. It was a fitting and poignant honour to the iconic designer Oscar de la Renta, who in an ironic twist of fate, died a few weeks after the illustrious wedding. It was almost as if he had to wave his magic wand for a celebrity muse for one last time before going peacefully into the night.


Dream dress

During Amal’s gown fitting, De la Renta was quoted at a magazine interview saying “It’s the most important dress in the life of a woman. Any girl from any walk of life dreams of that special dress.”  That dream dress turned out to be a resplendent creation of ivory tulle appliquéd with delicate Chantilly lace. The bateau neckline beautifully showed off Amal’s shoulders and shapely neck, while beading and crystals were hand embroidered onto the bodice.  A gorgeous final touch was the cathedral veil also embellished with lace and crystals.

Get the timeless look

The fashion press already predicted that Amal’s elegant dress will surely inspire countless copycat looks –a natural reaction when Hollywood blue bloods tie the knot and become the apple of the paparazzi eye!


George and Amal's wedding rings on display.

George and Amal’s wedding rings on display.

For brides-to-be who wish to channel Amal’s magnificent dress, I suggest zeroing in on its beautiful details. The wide bateau neckline, for example, is a sexy and classic look that shows off just enough skin and is a nice detour from the popular strapless gown.  And of course, the gorgeous French lace – a timeless detail that seems to be the bridal look of the moment. If you’re looking for similar styles, Spanish label Pronovias is synonymous with lace. The 2014 collection by Elie Saab enchants with ‘Folie’, a gorgeous wedding dress featuring a wide neckline and elbow-length sleeves in lace appliqués, adorned with precious stones at the waist.

Of course, it’s one thing to be inspired, and another thing to make it your own. With the right personal details and accessories, you can be your own star!

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