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Amal Clooney's Wedding Dress Headed to Houston

Post by Donnamarie on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 03:45

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Amal Clooney’s Wedding Dress is Headed to Houston

Epic Hollywood Affair Part of MFAH’s Blockbuster Designer Exhibit


BY CATHERINE D. ANSPON // 09.26.17
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Amal Clooney and Oscar de la Renta, 2014, at the OdlR atelier during her bridal gown fitting. Now this storied dress heads to the MFAH. (Photo Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
[size=110]One of the world’s most fabled wedding gowns will be on view in Houston come fall as the blockbuster “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta” arrives at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, unveiling October 8 and running through January 28, 2018.[/size]
The now historic dress to be showcased is a couture creation designed by Oscar de la Renta for Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin) when she wed George Clooney September 27, 2014, in Venice. The Clooneys’ opulent multi-day festivities were attended by a who’s who of internationals and Hollywood royals, and will go down as one of the weddings of the new century, comparable to the nuptials of Jackie and JFK, or Grace Kelly and Prince Ranier’s walk down the aisle in Monaco.

POIGNANTLY, THE TIMELESS BEADED-TULLE, SILK, AND HAND-EMBROIDERED LACE WEDDING GOWN FOR THE HUMAN-RIGHTS ATTORNEY AND ACTIVIST MIZ CLOONEY WAS ONE OF THE DESIGNER’S FINAL CREATIONS BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 20, 2014.

He also designed her party dress post-nuptials, a frothy Gatsby-style number (which is not included in this exhibition).
There are fashion designers, and then there are couturiers whose career and influence fan across decades and inspire generations. Oscar de la Renta was the latter. In the postwar era, he upheld the platinum standard for what an American designer could aspire to be: impeccable, classic, elegant, and, throughout a career that exceeded half a century, intensely relevant. From Manhattan to Texas, he dressed many a ball chairman and their court, from the Met Costume Institute Gala to the MFAH Grand Gala Ball, as well as a litany of Hollywood royals on Oscar night — for it was Oscar who ruled the hours of the evening. And then there were his beautiful dresses and suits for daytime, which appeared at luncheons of substance and ceremony.
The MFAH’s exhibition is curated by the late designer’s friend — and well-versed fashion insider — André Leon Talley (who will attend opening night and several other functions) and MFAH curator of decorative arts, craft, and design Cindi Strauss. The exhibition brings forth nearly 70 creations, from American sportswear to demure luncheon ensembles and entrance-making ball gowns, garnered from the fashion house and the designer’s personal archives, the archives of Balmain, private lenders, and the fashion troves of the MFAH.

The exhibition offers a grand arch of a half-century of Oscar de la Renta, from the Dominican Republic-born designer’s beginnings in Madrid with couturier Balenciaga to the launch of his label in 1965 and his days at Balmain, where he was the first American designer to head a French couture house (1992 to 2002).
The heirs apparent and multi-talented designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, who also design the Monse collection, took over as lead designers a year ago, although both had worked with Mr. de la Renta for many years prior and have garnered high praise.
The MFAH makes the case for de la Renta as a museum-level master, even mounting the gowns, cocktail dresses, and frocks alongside paintings and decorative arts culled from its permanent collection. This is the third of a series of de la Renta tribute exhibitions curated by Talley — others were at San Francisco’s de Young in 2016 and the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015 — and marks perhaps our final chance to see this master’s talent through the eyes of one who knew him well. Get more info and tickets here.

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Post by carolhathaway on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 16:25

By the way:
She wore this dress exactly three years ago, on September 27th, 2014.

So today is their third wedding anniversary, the first one accompanied by Ella and Alexander!
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Post by annemarie on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 16:34

Happy anniversary George and Amal. I'm sure it is even more special with your two beautiful babies.

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Post by Donnamarie on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 19:54

Oh I forgot it was their anniversary. Thanks for the reminder carol.  I hope they are enjoying their special day together with their new family.

Thanks annemarie for posting the article!!
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Post by Donnamarie on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 21:28

The article includes comments from the curator of the event about the loan of the dress from Amal.

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Post by annemarie on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 21:37

The dress is lovely and the veil is gorgeous.

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Post by Donnamarie on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 21:47

I agree Annemarie.  It is so beautiful and feminine.  It's a shame Amal only gets to wear it once.  Maybe she can pass it on to Ella.  It's a timeless design.
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Post by party animal - not! on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 01:29

That veil! Gosh, we never really got to see how beautiful it was, did we?

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Post by annemarie on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 02:59

No she didn't cover her face during the ceremony.

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Post by ladybugcngc on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 17:05

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Amal Clooney’s Wedding Dress is Staying in Houston

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Amal Clooney’s Wedding Dress is Staying in Houston

[size=16]The Most Glamorous Exhibit Ever Gets Its Run Extended at MFAH[/size]


BY Shelby Hodge // 01.22.18
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Amal and George Clooney on their wedding day, 2014. The bride wore Oscar de la Renta. The gown will be showcased in this fall's blockbuster highlighting the designer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opening October 8, on view through January 28, 2018. (Photo Getty)

[size=80]While they are handing out Oscars in Hollywood at the Academy Awards on March 4, Houston will hold onto its own Oscars — Oscar de la Rentas, that is — through March 18 as the much-ballyhooed exhibition, The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta, enjoys a seven-week extension at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
From Amal Clooney’s wedding dress to ensembles worn by Beyoncé, Penelope Cruz and our town’s Lynn Wyatt, the collection’s 70 designs showcase the depth and breadth of the iconic designer’s portfolio. The exhibition is a fashion maven’s nirvana and even for those without a high style quotient, the collection of gowns, luncheon ensembles and a sprinkling of sportswear is indeed a stunning presentation.
Ladies and gents alike have been swooning over the exhibition since its grand opening last fall and the Grand Gala Ball preview with special guest André Leon Talley, who curated the collection along with MFAH curator of decorative arts, craft and design Cindi Strauss.[/size]
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