From The Vatican to Versace, Get Excited For Next Year’s Religious Themed Met Gala Hosted by Amal Clooney on May 10th 2018

It is no secret that the Metropolitan Museum of Art’sGala (formally known as the Costume Institute Benefit) and the Costume Exhibition are a few of the most anticipated fashion events of the year. Well, as of last week, the world-renowned museum announced its 2018 Costume Exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. It will be presented at The Met Fifth Avenue in the medieval galleries and the Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as The Met Cloisters.

The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters will exclusively open the exhibit to Met members on May 8th and will open to the general public on May 10th, and it will conclude on October 8th. Heavenly Bodies will open with the world-renowned Met Gala on May 7th. The hosts of this prestigious benefit will be fashion leaders Amal Clooney, Rihanna, Donatella Versace, and Anna Wintour. Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman will serve as the honorary chairs, and additional contributions are made by Conde Nast.

Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, released:

“The Catholic imagination is rooted in and sustained by artistic practice, and fashion’s embrace of sacred images, objects, and customs continues the ever-evolving relationship between art and religion,” said Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Met. “The Museum’s collection of religious art, in combination with the architecture of the medieval galleries and The Cloisters, provides the perfect context for these remarkable fashions. Fashion and religion have long been intertwined, mutually inspiring and informing one another. Although this relationship has been complex and sometimes contested, it has produced some of the most inventive and innovative creations in the history of fashion.”

Next year’s exhibit will feature 50 masterpieces from the monumental Sistine Chapel. The last time such items were sent from the Vatican to the Met was in 1983.

Of course, the most sought-after part of the exhibition is the fashion. The exquisite and carefully curated array of ensembles will include those of:

Azzedine Alaïa

Cristobal Balenciaga

Geoffrey Beene

Marc Bohan (for House of Dior)

Thom Browne

Roberto Capucci

Callot Soeurs

Jean Charles de Castelbajac

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

Maria Grazia Chiuri (for House of Dior)

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana (for Dolce & Gabbana)

John Galliano (for House of Dior)

Jean Paul Gaultier

Givenchy

Craig Green

Madame Grès (Alix Barton)

Rei Kawakubo (for Comme des Garçons)

Christian Lacroix

Karl Lagerfeld (for House of Chanel)

Jeanne Lanvin

Shaun Leane

Claire McCardell

Laura and Kate Mulleavy (for Rodarte)

Thierry Mugler

Norman Norell

Guo Pei

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli (for Valentino)

Pierpaolo Piccioli (for Valentino)

Elsa Schiaparelli

Raf Simons (for his own label and House of Dior)

Riccardo Tisci (for Givenchy)

Jun Takahashi (for Undercover)

Isabel Toledo

Philip Treacy

Donatella Versace (for Versace)

Gianni Versace

Valentina

A.F. Vandevorst

Madeleine Vionnet

Vivienne Westwood

Learn more about The Metropolitan Museum of Art and “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” here.

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Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad at the United Nations Security Council Chamber 21.09.2017

Amal Clooney with Nadia Murad attended the UN Security Council meeting on Thursday as the council voted to investigate ISIS war crimes following her campaign that sought justice for Yazidis and other minorities.

Because of the vote, UN investigators can now help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against ISIS.
The council unanimously passed a resolution that asks the UN to establish an investigative team to help Iraq preserve evidence ‘that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide’ committed by the Islamic State group / Daesh.

 

 

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Style Files

Amal Clooney wore

a BOTTEGA VENETA

Pre-Fall 2017 suit and blouse

with MANOLO BLAHNIK

Alba Suede Block-Heel Pump
$665.00

available here

 

with a MICHAEL KORS

Large Bancroft Leather Top Handle Satchel

in the color “Desert”
$1,190.00

available here

 

ZANZAN

Ortolan Tortoiseshell Gold Metal Arm sunglasses

OUT OF STOCK

 

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Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad discuss the importance to bring ISIS to justice on CNN 19.03.2017

Amal Clooney and her client, Nadia Murad tell to Fareed Zakaria why it is necessary to bring ISIS/Daesh to justice.

(CNN) A Yazidi woman who was kidnapped and taken as a sex slave by ISIS told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday that the Iraqi government and the UN should establish an investigation in order to bring members of the brutal regime to justice.

Nadia Murad, along with her counsel, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, described her ordeal to Zakaria. It began in 2014 after ISIS militants arrived at her village in Sinjar, Kurdistan, she said.

“Early morning on August 3, 2014, they attacked us,” she recalled.

“Nearly 6,500 women and children from the Yazidi were abducted and about 5,000 people from the community were killed during that day. For eight months, they separated us from our mothers and our sisters and our brothers, and some of them were killed and others disappeared.”

Murad’s mother and six of her brothers and stepbrothers were executed. Murad, along with other unmarried women, was taken as a sex slave and passed around various ISIS militants.

At one point, she told the UN Security Council in 2015, as punishment for a failed escape attempt, she was gang raped until she passed out. All of this, she said, was considered legal under ISIS rule — which dictates that Yazidis, because they do not practice Islam, can be taken as slaves on religious grounds.

“They sold girls, girls that were underage, because ISIS considered that permissible under Islamic law,” Murad said. “They came not just to attack certain people, but they came for all Yazidis.”

The violence against the Yazidi community continues to this day, said Clooney, who represents Murad. More than 6,000 Yazidis are believed to remain in captivity, some of them from Murad’s own family, Clooney said.

It’s time, she said, to bring ISIS to justice for committing some of “the worst crimes of our generation.”

“We know that there’s a military campaign going on where ISIS is being taken on on the battlefield. What we want is to see ISIS members also in a courtroom,” Clooney said.

There hasn’t been a “single prosecution against ISIS in a court anywhere in the world for the crimes committed against the Yazidis … for any international crimes,” she added.

Last week, Clooney addressed the UN in a bid to convince the Security Council to set up an investigation in Iraq to start collecting evidence. “ISIS is not a local threat, it’s a global threat,” Amal Clooney said.

“So, my message to the UN was, this is a global threat. It needs a global response. And part of that response must be a judicial one. It cannot be only on the battlefield. You can’t defeat ISIS on the battlefield alone, because you have to also deal with future recruiting. And I think trials and exposing the brutality of ISIS and trying to make a dent in some of their shiny propaganda by showing that it’s not a holy war and showing what they’re really doing to children, to women, is one way to help that,” she said.

Clooney believes an investigation also is crucial to ensure that evidence is properly collected. “ISIS has set up a whole bureaucracy involving the slave trade where they’ve set up committees, they’ve set up courts, so there are documents, there’s DNA, there are mass graves, and nobody is actually collecting this evidence. And if it gets lost, it means we can never have trials and we can never have justice,” she said.

Amal Clooney said she is asking the Iraqi government and the UN to step in and set up a thorough investigation. In order to make that happen, she said, Iraq needed only to send a letter to the Security Council saying, “Please establish an investigation.”

“There’s already a resolution drafted and ready,” she said, “And if Iraq just sends the letter, then there will be a vote. And from all of my conversations, including with the Russian ambassador and the United States ambassador and others, it seems that there’s actually broad support in the Council.

“So, this actually should move forward. It’s in line with the Iraqi government’s interests, because they’re going after ISIS.”

Murad, who now lives in Germany, said she hoped ISIS would finally be brought to justice.

Then, she said, switching from her native language to a halting English, she “wondered,” that “maybe if I can speak English, maybe the UN, they can understand … what we want. But I can’t.”

“We can hear you no matter what language you speak,” said Zakaria.

Source CNN

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Amal Clooney leaving New York on 10.03.2017

Amal Clooney was spotted leaving New York at JFK airport on last Friday evening. She looked perfectly styled in a luxus casual chic style.

Style Files

Amal Clooney wore

AKRIS

Long Knit Reversible Car Coat, Camel/Moonstone
$5,990.00

available here

and with the same AKRIS shirt as on the model.

BOTTEGA VENETA

Cruise 2017-2018 bag

Amal Clooney wore J BRAND

Mama J Cropped Serena Maternity Jeans
$277

available here

with big thanks to Jill for the ID !

JIMMY CHOO

Hatcher crystal-embellished leather ankle boots

$1,250

available here

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Amal Clooney meets UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres with Nadia Murad 10.03.2017

United Nations, New York, USA, 10 March 2017 – Amal Clooney Meets with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Amal Clooney, is the Legal Representative for Nadia Murad Basee Taha and other Yazidi survivors and she is at UN to ask for justice for her clients.

It was also Nadia’s 24th birthday.

 

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Style’s Files

Amal Clooney wears a navy pleated dress

by CHRISTIAN DIOR / JOHN GALLIANO

year 1990 – 1999

was available here $800

with thanks to Maud for the ID !

with a BOTTEGA VENETA

Olimpia Intrecciato Small Shoulder Bag
$2,470

available here at Barneys

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