Amal Clooney draws attention to a courtroom from all sectors of the media. While a year ago it would seem unlikely E! Online would be anywhere near the European Court of Human Rights, now that Amal Alamuddin has married George Clooney and started to appear on the red carpet, the barrister’s fashion choices are fair game.
Just as Clooney was set to begin an important legal case at the ECHR, a Telegraph reporter asked her about her style. Referring to her legal uniform, she quipped about her choice of brand. The story was tweeted out by the Telegraph journalist and picked up by E!, among other outlets.
I ask Amal Clooney about the fashion speculation. She laughed & pointed to her robes, “I’m wearing Ede & Ravenscroft” pic.twitter.com/cEsuy87Vda
— Bruno Waterfield (@BrunoBrussels) January 28, 2015
Ede and Ravenscroft sells legal robes and wigs. The long, white opera gloves that Amal Clooney sported at the Golden Globe Awards when George received a lifetime achievement award are likely not in the E&R catalogue.
Clooney’s attention-grabbing legal work comes as George’s rep denied to media sources that the high-profile couple is heading towards divorce. UPI picked up denials published in the last week in GossipCop and RumorFix that denied a media report that George and Amal are unhappy and that expensive divorce proceedings are on the way.
Stan Rosenfield told RumorFix, “This story is totally made up in order to sell their magazines.”
The original report, denied by Rosenfield, said Clooney was “embarrassed by [Amal’s] behavior at the Globes,” stating she’d talked during his speech and given “judgmental looks” to big Hollywood names. That report seems in direct contradiction to the gushing assessment of his romance that Clooney provided during his speech.
“[A good year] means a whole new thing when you find someone to love. Even better when you’ve been waiting your whole life, and when your life is 53 years. Cue, [Globes co-host] Amy [Poehler], start the jokes. Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”
As if to further solidify his commitment to the marriage, George wore his wedding tux to the Golden Globes.
Amal Clooney is representing Armenia in the case before the European Court of Human Rights. It is an appeal of a 2013 ECHR ruling that a Swiss law that prohibits denial of the Armenian genocide is a violation of freedom of speech.
[George and Amal Clooney image Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via E! Online]