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Amal Alamuddin visits Kate Middleton's wedding dress designer

sarah burton

Is Amal Alamuddin taking bridal inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge? George Clooney's bride was spotted stopping by the London headquarters of Alexander McQueen on Thursday, accompanied by her mother Barria. The elegant brunette is said to have spent more than two hours at the fashion house, and was pictured hugging a seamstress as she left.

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Amal Alamuddin was seen visiting the Alexander McQueen headquarters

It has sparked reports that Amal, 36, has

commissioned a McQueen bridal gown

for her wedding to the Hollywood star. There was previously speculation that she might choose a designer from her native Lebanon – Elie Saab or Zuhair Murad.Alexander McQueen is one of London's leading fashion houses – and given that Amal is based in the British capital, it is perfectly placed to craft her wedding gown.Furthermore, it is synonymous with

timeless, elegant designs

, much like Amal's personal style.

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The Duchess of Cambridge in her beautiful wedding gown

Of course, it was McQueen's creative director

Sarah Burton

that Kate Middleton chose to create the fairytale dress she wore to

marry Prince William

. That design has gone down in the history books as one of the

most breathtaking and iconic royal wedding gowns

- so it is little wonder that Amal might choose to follow in the Duchess' footsteps.Sarah previously described working with Kate for the royal wedding as a

"highlight" of her career


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Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton


She looked so beautiful

," said the designer, who

received an OBE for her work

. "She's got such an amazing

sense of grace and style

, it was quite easy to make her look good. For me, it was a huge highlight of my career. It came completely out of the blue, it was all very exciting and I felt very privileged."Amal and George are expected to tie the knot later this month

at his villa on the banks of Lake Como


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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are expected to tie the knot later this month

According to reports, the groom has been

very hands-on

when it comes to planning the perfect day for his bride."Everyone has been so impressed with how involved he is with everything," an insider told

E! News

. "He really is a fantastic man and

it's very obvious from his actions how much he loves Amal


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