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What do Amal Clooney and Marilyn Monroe have in common?

October 14, 2014
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All eyes were on human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as she married George Clooney in September in front of a star-studded guestlist, however it seems that beautiful bride brought her own touch of Hollywood to the ceremony in Venice. Amal's breathtaking Oscar de la Renta wedding dress was made of lace designed by Sophie Hallette, the same lace design which Hollywood siren Marilyn Monroe chose for the premiere of her hit film How to Marry a Millionaire in 1953.

Amal Clooney wore a stunning lace dress for her wedding to George 

Marilyn's gorgeous strapless dress was designed by William Travilla, who also created her iconic white halterneck gown for The Seven Year Itch, and featured lace detail, which she accessorised with some dazzling jewellery and a glamorous fur stole. Fast forward six decades, and Amal, who has quickly cemented her status as a modern day style icon, has chosen the same lace (Design 97094.1/90) for her custom-made bridal gown, which was embroidered with pearls and diamanté accents, and finished off with off-the-shoulder-sleeves.

Marilyn Monroe wore the same lace design for a film premiere in 1953

The 36-year-old also wore a veil which had a matching lace pattern, and left her raven locks tumbling loosely over her shoulders, keeping her make-up simple with peach blush and coral lips. Meanwhile, George looked handsome in a custom-made black tuxedo by designer and friend Giorgio Armani, as part of his Made to Measure collection. The groom was gifted with a pair of cufflinks ahead of the ceremony from Amal, with his name inscribed in Arabic.

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