Friday, January 16, 2015
If the Glove Fits...
This week a little tempest in a teapot has been brewing about Amal Alamuddin Clooney's long white gloves. She's been getting flak about their being inappropriate for the occasion (hardly a tempest), ill-fitting (true) and the fact that she "sewed them herself that morning".
Long white gloves, aka "opera gloves", were once part of an elegant outfit and not relegated to debutantes or strippers. The long black gown she wore and the red carpet occasion were perfect foils for the gloves. They make her great arm candy for black-and-white tux-ed George Clooney. Or is he arm candy for her??? Either way, not an issue in my book.
Why she would ever take the time and make the effort to sew them herself? She's a human rights activist and lawyer. Couldn't she help save the world a little bit last week? I notice the "Je Suis Charlie" button on her evening clutch. And the gloves don't fit. Scrunchy is one thing, but she could get George's hands in there with hers.
There is one thing that bothers me even more than the white glove controversy. Do you notice how thin— painfully thin— she is? We have been oohing and ahhing about Amal Style since George let us meet her. She looks great in clothes. Her wedding-weekend-in-Venice wardrobe was to die for. But at what price to look like a supermodel? Notice her upper arms in the photos and the hip bone jutting out in the picture below. Some women are naturally reed slim. I hope she's one of them.