The secret behind Amal Clooney's Met Gala dress

It was not what Tom Ford had in mind

The secret behind Amal Clooney's Met Gala dress
Stars Insider

05/16/18 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Amal Clooney

While there is no doubt that Amal Clooney was stunning on the Met Gala red carpet, the famed lawyer and activist ruffled some feathers with an abrupt outfit change. Originally, Clooney was going to wear a dress from Tom Ford. He and his design team worked for weeks to create a custom dress for Clooney—and she put it on in the gift shop.

Instead of wearing the full-length crimson gown on the red carpet that Ford had planned for her, Clooney opted for a “backup” number designed by Richard Quinn, which was a pantsuit with a long floral train.

The high-fashion snub not only angered Ford, but Anna Wintour and the Vogue team as well, who had put immense work into planning the prestigious event. According to reports from Page Six, sources said, “they were annoyed, obviously, but they were gracious and said it was fine to go with [another designer], but they would prefer that Amal not wear the dress at all if she wasn’t going to wear it on the Met Ball red carpet.”

However, Clooney then decided to change into the Tom Ford-designed gown while inside the museum gift shop. Adding fuel to the fire of this ensemble debacle, Clooney is Vogue's May cover star—however this may not be the star behavior they had in mind.

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