Amal Alamuddin: The latest celebrity style icon

Amal Alamuddin is many things: She’s a lawyer, an activist, an author and a human rights campaigner, but now, she can add fashion icon to the list, too.

What does it take to become the latest IT girl and fashion icon? Take a tip from Amal Alamuddin: It takes sophistication, intelligence, a romantic wedding in Italy to spark everyone’s curiosity and marrying one of the most sought-after celebrity bachelors doesn’t hurt, either.

Since Alamuddin married actor, George Clooney, over the weekend, all eyes have been on the British-Lebanese lawyer and her sleek and sophisticated fashion choices.

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Amal Alamuddin is a fashion icon

She wore a striking red gown from Alexander McQueen’s 2011 Resort collection in the lead-up to tying the knot in Venice and, then, was spotted wearing a tailored white pantsuit by Stella McCartney for the civil ceremony, along with a glamorous wide-brimmed hat.

But what fashionistas and hopeless romantics have really been waiting to see is the wedding dress. The photos have been released and they haven’t disappointed.

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Both Hello! in the U.K. and People magazine in the U.S. scored the rights to publish the first images of Alamuddin and Clooney’s big day, which, of course, included a photo of the all-important dress on the cover.

“George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can’t imagine anyone more able than Oscar (de la Renta) to capture this mood in a dress,” Amal told American Vogue about her choice of designer.

“Meeting him made the design process all the more magical, as he is so warm and such a gentleman.”

What’s the consensus? Is Amal Alamuddin your new style icon?

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