Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress – stylewatch

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As fast as a speedboat ferrying A-listers down the Grand Canal, the first pictures of Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress have arrived – and as a statement of the couple’s position within the Hollywood hierarchy, this is a gown that speaks a thousand words.

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The cream lace confection is by Oscar de la Renta, a New York-based, Dominican-born designer whose brand speaks of upper-crust Park Avenue gloss, tradition and romance. De la Renta is beloved by celebrities, from Oprah Winfrey to Angelina Jolie, as well as America’s first families – he has dressed Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush, is firm friends with Hillary Clinton and designed Jenna Bush’s wedding dress. Indeed, such is his association with political power circles that a retrospective of his work – “Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style” – is currently being displayed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.

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Certainly, there is nothing rebellious about the dress created for Alamuddin. It’s a princess-moment frock with modest off-the-shoulder straps, a huge train and Victorian-style veil, all finished with a Kate Middleton blow-dry. There’s not a directional design touch in sight – but it’s classy and safe and comes during a week when Alamuddin has already confirmed her position in the fashion firmament.

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Not only was Anna Wintour at the wedding – her presence is a coup, particularly during Paris fashion week – but during a five-day wedding-fest, Alamuddin has worn a sequence of couture creations by some of the world’s most illustrious designers: a short, vaguely bridal, lace-embellished minidress by Giambattista Valli; a cream trouser suit with giant sun hat by Stella McCartney; a dramatic red ball gown by Alexander McQueen; a black and white striped sundress by Dolce & Gabbana.

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See her Stunning style during her Wedding weekend 

The term ‘paparazzi’ was coined in Italy, and this choreographed succession of outfits was a dream come true for the assembled photographers.

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In the past, Clooney has moved to quash rumours that he is flirting with the idea of becoming a politician – but this elegant, risk-averse wedding dress is a fashion statement worthy of a first lady.

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Written by Jasmine Gill

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I'm the associate entertainment editor at FashionStyleMag.com, which is a fancy way of saying, "I write about celebrities doing stuff." One day I hope to become the world's preeminent Beyoncéologist, as well as the proud owner of at least five or six pugs. I also enjoy fine bourbons, college basketball, and pretty much any television show that involves magical creatures.