Amal and George Clooney at the American Film Institute Honors, aka the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood 07.06.2018

Amal Clooney on Thursday paid unprecedented public tribute to her movie star husband George Clooney, calling him a gentleman, an amazing husband and father and the love of her life.

The human rights lawyer was addressing a star-studded lifetime achievement award ceremony in Hollywood for “Ocean’s Eleven” star Clooney.

But she said it was easier for her “to address a court on behalf of detainees than to speak publicly, as I am doing for the first time tonight, about my husband.”

First, he is a gentleman. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word and in a way that seems so rare these days and perhaps even outdated,” Amal said adding that George has never forgotten his Kentucky manners.

Amal Clooney cited examples of George’s gentlemanly conduct on his sets, including the time on the set of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in Montreal, he “refused to wear a warm winter jacket unless every actor got the same one even though it was 40 degrees below zero.”

The second thing about George that Amal raised was his generosity. “He is generous with his time. He finds out about people who have suffered the same health issues as him and he writes to give them advice. He helps young people pursue their passion for film. He’ll visit an elderly lady at our local nursing home as he thinks it will make her day,” she said.

Referencing the famous story of George giving his “boys” a huge cash present, Amal said: “He must surely be the only person in the world to invite his 13 closest friends to dinner one night and give them a suitcase filled with $1 million in cash. But it must be said, the 14th closest friend is still upset about it.”

Amal’s third thing was George’s commitment to “good fights.” She listed his work in Sudan, work with the UN and more recently some of the survivors of the Parkland school shooting in their efforts to achieve gun control.

To illustrate George’s “moral conscience,” Amal read out a letter from famed newsman Walter Cronkite who said that the actor had “character and “class” and also “a thoroughly admirable lunatic courage, diving off the high board without knowing if there’s any water in the pool.”

Amal ended the speech by revealing how before she had met George at the age of 35, she had “become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster.” She said that from those early days hiding from the press in her London flat she knew she “would never want to be with anyone else.”

She spoke of how George “is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time,” and with her teary-eyed husband looking on, she added, “My love, what I have found with you is the great love I always hoped existed. And seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life.”

On the subject of children, Amal said that George fills their home with laughter and happiness even “before the children have worked out that ‘da-da’ is actually Batman, a talking fox and friends with Mary Poppins.” She concluded that by reiterating her pride in his accomplishments that “when our children find out not only what you have done, but who you are, they will be so proud of you too.”

A full transcript of Amal Clooney’s speech is below, followed by video from inside the event.

“Here are a few things you may not know about George. First, he is a gentleman. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word and in a way that seems so rare these days and perhaps even outdated. Everyone who knows him, even those who oppose him politically or who have quarrelled with him professionally, will tell you, he has not forgotten his Kentucky manners.

On every set I visit, I’m told by the crew that George sticks up for the most vulnerable. His security team told me that when shooting [Confessions of a Dangerous Mind] in Montreal, George refused to wear a warm winter jacket unless every actor got the same one even though it was 40 degrees below zero.

Now it’s true that George’s pranks, that we have heard about tonight, are an exception to his gentlemanly comportment. As Matt Damon found out when despite his rigorous workouts his trousers kept getting smaller, and tighter and tighter every time he appeared on George’s set.

But other than that, George is definitely a gentleman.

The second thing is that George is incredibly generous. He is generous with his time. He finds out about people who have suffered the same health issues as him and he writes to give them advice. He helps young people pursue their passion for film. He’ll visit an elderly lady at our local nursing home as he thinks it will make her day. He has a big heart and he puts it into everything he does, whether its making movies, hosting a fundraiser or often as quite often happens these days pranking our latest guest by using a nappy and a pot of Nutella. But George is generous in traditional ways too, by donating money to causes he believes in and spoiling loved ones. He must surely be the only person in the world to invite his 13 closest friends to dinner one night and give them a suitcase filled with $1 million in cash. But it must be said, the 14th closest friend is still upset about it.

Third, George picks good fights. Even before I knew him, I admired George’s commitment to taking up causes like exposing corruption in Sudan. And to taking moral stances like opposing the War in Iraq when it was far from popular to do so. Recently he worked with survivors of the Parkland school shooting on the campaign for gun control and he continues to mentor some of them today. He was even the UN’s messenger of peace, but the reality is he fights for what is right as a way of life. George shows us all what it is to have a moral conscience and how powerful it can be when combined with eloquence and courage. This aspect of George’s character was noted many years ago by Walter Cronkite, the famous newsman, who wrote George a letter that I found in our home. Here’s how it begins:

“Dear George, In the course of my chequered career I have encountered a fair number of movie stars. Most of them used their power badly, usually to prop up a frail ego. Some of them had style, not many had character, very few of them had any real class. You have character and you have class. You also have a thoroughly admirable lunatic courage, diving off the high board without knowing if there’s any water in the pool.

Walter was right and his words are all the more poignant at a time when many of us feel that character is lacking in some of the leaders we count on most.”

Although George modestly attributes much of the success we are celebrating here tonight to luck, I think it’s incredible talent and character that got him here. And these attributes also make him an amazing husband and father. I met George when I was 35 and starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster. Then we met and started hiding out in my London flat and very soon it felt like, no matter what happened, I would never want to be with anyone else.

I couldn’t sleep when we were apart and I’m told that I would display a particular grin and head-tilt when reading his text messages or the letters he would hide in my bag. Five years later, none of that has changed. He is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time. My love, what I have found with you is the great love I always hoped existed. And seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life.

You fill our home with laughter and happiness and that’s even before the children have worked out that ‘da-da’ is actually Batman, a talking fox, and friends with Mary Poppins. I’m so proud of you, my love. Congratulations on this great honor that you’re receiving tonight. I’m proud of you, but I also know that when our children find out not only what you have done, but who you are, they will be so proud of you too.

Despite being one of the most celebrated couples in Hollywood after their 2014 marriage and the birth of twins a year ago, Amal and George Clooney rarely speak of their private life.

On Thursday, Clooney was the center of attention as an American Film Institute lifetime honoree. Friends ranging from former U.S. President Barack Obama to Julia Roberts and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel spoke of his wit, charm, generosity and work for causes including refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan and victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

“He always looks better than me, does the whole gray hair thing better than me, may be more debonair than me,” joked Obama, appearing by video. “He is a good man, a good friend, a good citizen, and an outstanding maker of films.”

Via Hollywood Reporter


Style Files

Amal Clooney wore a beautiful bespoke silk dress by PRADA

Emily Blunt wore in the past a pink Prada dress with train. Amal and Emily are close friends.

with JIMMY CHOO Cate clutch

And AQUAZZURA First Kiss sandals

Available here

With kunzite and diamond earrings by STEPHEN RUSSEL

Hair and make-up by ROD ORTEGA with CHARLOTTE TILBURY products



All pictures via Getty

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Amal Clooney stunning in an Ossie Clark dress at Il Marino di Puntaldia in Italy 04.06.2018

Days ahead of twins Alexander and Ella’s first birthday, proud parents George and Amal Clooney escaped to one of their go-to getaway locales: Italy

George and Amal were photographed sharing a romantic scooter ride through Sardinia over the weekend, and were later spotted heading to dinner on Monday evening.

The two stepped out for dinner at Il Marino di Puntaldia in Sardinia, Italy after taking a motorcycle ride through the streets.

Amal Clooney wore an oriental turtleneck maxidress on her way to the restaurant, pairing the statement piece with beige crisscross sandals and a bright red clutch.


Style Files

Amal Clooney wore a beautiful oriental printed dress by OSSIE CLARK

Vintage dress from 1968-1967

Here an OSSIE CLARK jacket with a similar print

with

MAISON MARGIELA MM6 open toe

Here a similar style

With a red clutch twin skulls by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Here a gold version of the clutch

And citrine earrings by PARISA JEWELLERY

Available at Harvey Nichols in London


Amal and George Clooney spotted going out in New York 06.04.2018

Amal and George Clooney looked so chic for their night out!

The couple were spotted as they stepped out of their home on Friday night (April 6) in New York City.

Amal looked stunning in a bright yellow coat paired with neutral thigh high boots while George opted for a classic suit.


Style Files

Amal Clooney wore a

LANVIN yellow Alpaca wool coat from the Pre Fall 18 collection 2998 Euros

HUNTING SEASON

Black Lizard Compact Clutch

$1,550.00

Available here

BALMAIN over knee boots ?

This look reminds me the catwalk of Versace


Amal Clooney in Halpern for the Casamigos Halloween Party in LA 27.10.2017

 

Amal Clooney attended the annual Casamigos Halloween party in LA on Friday night.

Amal wasn’t alone at the Casamigos Halloween Party in Los Angeles. She attended with Cindy Crawford, and Cindy’s husband Randy Gerbe, who co-ordinated their looks with Amal Clooney.

 

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STYLE FILES

Amal Clooney wore a top and wide-leg trousers by

HALPERN

from  the spring summer collection 2018

 

with LINDA FARROW

Round-frame acetate and rose gold-tone sunglasses

$636.65

were available here

 

with a JUDITH LEIBER

Fuchsia minaudière

 

with twisted gold hoops

here a similar style

 

about the shoes I found these ones by

SAINT LAURENT

Farrah metallic cracked-leather platform sandals

€830

available here on Net-à-Porter

 

or these ones by GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Design
‘Betty’ Platform Sandals

 

Hair Style by ROD ORTEGA

 

 

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Amal and George Clooney spotted arriving for dinner in Venice, 01.09.2017

Amal and George were joined by Grant and Lysa Heslov as they enjoyed a bite to eat at Da Ivo restaurant after attending a private event as part of the Venice Film Festival.

Suburbicon is set to premiere on Saturday night (September 2) at Venice Film Festival.

Style Files

Amal Clooney wore a

MISSONI blue dress

from the Resort ’18 collection
Strapless Fringe Gown
€2.980

This Missoni gown features a sweetheart strapless neckline, corset bodice construction, and a fringe detailed skirt.

was available here

This MISSONI dress is available at Bergdorf Goodman here

And you can rent this dress here at Armarium

MISSONI sandals

GUCCI earrings from the Cruise collection

Here similar earrings by Gucci

KOTUR
Margo Crinkled Metallic Minaudière

was available here

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Make-up by Charlotte Tilbury and hairstyle by Rod Ortega.

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Pictures via Justjared

Amal Clooney in Elisabetta Franchi leaving the Gatto Nero 06.08.2017

Amal and George Clooney were spotted leaving the Gatto Nero Restaurant in Cernobbio, Italy on Sunday evening with Baria Alamuddin.

 

Style Files

Amal Clooney wore an

ELISABETTA FRANCHI

striped jumpsuit from the 2016 spring collection

 

 

with a SARAH’S BAG

Classic Pins clutch

$250

available here

 

and TOTALLY TALA

by Tala Alamuddin

Tassel earrings

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Pictures Popsugar

Amal and George Clooney spotted at Villa d’Este, Italy 18.07.2017

Amal and George Clooney and Ben Weiss and his wife enjoyed a romantic dinner just the four of them at Villa d’Este. While they are staying at Villa Oleandra, in Cernobbio, Italy with children Ella and Alexander.

 

 

 

Style Files

Amal Clooney wore a

PIERRE CARDIN

Haute Couture

Pleated Silk Abstract Print Mini Dress c.1968

Offered By Rachel Zabar Vintage

was available here

with big thanks to Maud for the ID 🙂

 

with MANOLO BLAHNIK

“Nove” patent wedge sandals

 

with a MARZOOK

sphere nacre clutch