Back when Amal Clooney was just dating George Clooney, tongues wagged that Angelina Jolie was none too pleased there was another international do-gooder in the George and Brad Pitt pack. Well, years later, Angelina got the boot and is talking trees with THE QUEEN, and Amal is ushering us all into springtime fashion on the May cover of Vogue with an interview. All you need to know has she somehow mandated what her children’s first word was, and the reporter has never heard of a greenhouse.
I got really excited by the idea that Vogue had somehow sent in some reporter who had gone in on Amal for wearing those home conomics-sewn white gloves to the Golden Globes, but I guess Anna Wintour sacrificed her quota of Conde Nast interns for the month and wasn’t feeling as humorous or manipulative as usual. Vogue mostly talked about Amal’s works as a human rights lawyer, the book she’s writing. but they did talk about George. They talked about how George wooed her, and it also seems like he knows his place. Because when it came to their twins learning how to talk, Amal says he knew what he needed to do…or else:
“We’ve had some ‘Mamas’ and ‘Dadas.’ George was very careful to ensure that ‘Mama’ was the first word.”
I’m sure the only reason George did that is because one of the twins came close to saying “Rande Gerber” or “Lady Oceans 11 is gonna suck” as their first phrase, and I have no idea where that could have come from!
I also love how Vogue described a fucking greenhouse:
“Abutting the house is a small, glass-covered garden room full of citrus trees.”
Amal is on the cover of Vogue’s May issue, because she’s co-chairing this year’s Met Gala, which means she’s working with designers over a dress that will most certainly have to get Anna’s approval and not include gloves. With any luck, it will just be a dress made entirely OF gloves and show all those high-fashion harlots (and Kim Kardashian) that lawyers just wanna have fun, too!
Pic: Annie Leibovitz/Vogue