The ultimate Golden Globes fashion accessory: Amal Clooney

Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:07pm EST
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By Piya Sinha-Roy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amid a wave of nominees and stars wearing red and white, all eyes were on the new Mrs. George Clooney as she made her red carpet debut in a striking black Christian Dior gown at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

Amal Clooney, who married Clooney in a lavish Italian ceremony last year, offset her one-shouldered flowing gown with her own white opera gloves as she accompanied her husband, who will receive a lifetime achievement award on Sunday.

The human rights lawyer added a "Je Suis Charlie" pin on her purse while Clooney wore one on his lapel, in support of the victims of the attack on French satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" last week.

Since getting engaged, Amal Clooney has earned praise for her high fashion picks, opting for French, Italian and British designers and becoming a staple on best dressed lists. Her gloves on Sunday set off their own viral Twitter trend, #GoldenGloves.

"Amal is the big 'get' in the fashion world right now," said Eric Wilson, fashion news director at InStyle fashion magazine.

"Wearing gloves on a red carpet, as simple as it sounds, is a very dramatic move," he added.

White was the chosen hue for the chilly night.

Nominee Emily Blunt spun a Grecian twist on the classic white dress in a draped Michael Kors gown, while Kate Hudson opted for a flesh-baring Versace fitted dress with cutouts.   Continued...

Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney arrive at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2015.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni