Is Amal Clooney About To Take On The Fashion World?

She’s an international lawyer and card-carrying member of the Hollywood elite. Now, is Amal Clooney about to add fashion force to her resume?

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by Grazia |

As a high-profile human rights lawyer married to Hollywood royalty, Amal Clooney is already straddling two disparate worlds. Since being launched into public consciousness following her wedding to George Clooney in 2014, her flawless courtroom and red-carpet looks have also seen her hailed as a style icon, who regularly tops best-dressed lists.

Now insiders say that Amal is increasingly feeling the pull of the fashion world, which is clamouring to claim her as one of its own. According to one source, ‘A number of fashion houses have contacted Amal about becoming the face of their brand.

In the past she’s brushed off similar approaches from huge fashion magazines who’ve begged to shoot her, telling friends she’s flattered but needs to concentrate on her legal work. Increasingly, she feels tempted to stretch her wings.

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She’s believed to be engaged in talks with Oscar de la Renta’s creative director, Peter Copping, as well as Giambattista Valli, who’s punted the idea of her having a co-consultant role at the brand.

‘Amal has long been obsessed with clothes, but she never considered working in the fashion industry. Since finding herself in the spotlight, she’s collaborated with designers who have created custom-made pieces, and had a very hands-on role.

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She’d love to develop these working relationships further, but doesn’t want it to detract from her day job at Doughty Street Chambers. Her life is already one huge balancing act.’

Perhaps Amal is right to be cautious. She’s been accused of exploiting ‘the Clooney effect’ to advance her career, but insists that she exercises her profile in ‘an appropriate manner’. Last month, a tabloid columnist branded her ‘Kim Kardashian with a law degree’, trilling, ‘God save us all from Amal Clooney the attention-seeker.’

‘Amal is well aware her critics will have a field day if she enters the fashion arena, and that is part of her reservation,’ added the source. ‘She doesn’t want to be seen to be neglecting her work as a barrister. George is said to be hugely supportive and it’s believed he thinks that if she can combine her love of fashion with her “day job”, there’s no reason why she shouldn’t.’

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Natalie Kingham, buying director at Matchesfashion.com, thinks consumers would be keen to steal Amal’s style: ‘Amal resonates with many of our international customers as she opts for timeless, luxurious pieces which have longevity and can work in many different ways for different occasions. Her look is elegant and fashionsavvy.

She was spotted with Balenciaga’s iconic Le Dix bag when it launched and that became a best-selling shape for us.’ Our source concluded, ‘The wheels are already in motion, so it’s just a case of whether Amal decides to take the leap.’

Take a look back at all of Amal Clooney's greatest sartorial moments in the gallery below:

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Amal stunned at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in an haute couture Dior gown accessorised with white gloves from her own wardrobe and Harry Winston jewels.

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Amal donned this season's most sought after trend at the Cannes Film Festival, finished with a rouge lip.

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Amal attended the 'Hail, Caesar!' premiere in a floral appliqué Giambattista Valli minidress, finished with retro curls and a bold lip.

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Amal donned a red John Galliano dress accessorised with Lorraine Schwartz jewels to the Met Gala back in 2015.

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Amal attended the launch of Charlotte Tilbury's 'Naughty Christmas Party' in a William Vintage 1967 Lanvin crop top and culottes.

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Amal showed us how to do the nineties the right way with a spaghetti strap dress (featuring a tulle overlay) from Yves Saint Laurent. The look made its debut at the Hail, Caesar! premiere at the 66th annual Berlin International Film Festival.

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Amal wore a custom Maison Margiela by John Galliano silk dress for the premiere of her husband George Clooney's new film Tomorrowland in Tokyo.

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Amal donned a Stella McCartney jumpsuit during a private marriage ceremony at Venice's town hall in Italy.

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Amal met Pope Francis in Rome at the Un Muro o Un Ponte Seminary wearing a lace Atelier Versace dress and pleated turban.

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Amal looked blooming marvellous the day after her wedding to George Clooney as she holidayed in Italy.

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Even off-duty, Amal achieves sartorial success, as she demonstrates how to work the suede trench. The teal Burberry Prorsum jacket offsets her tweed Dolce and Gabbana dress.

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