Like many of the other female guests attending New York’s Met Gala fundraiser Monday, Amal Clooney certainly looked stunning.
While her tiered ruby gown has been hailed as “elegant” by some, the theme dress has attracted a lot of negative attention for the wife of A-list Hollywood actor George Clooney, as it was created by disgraced fashion designer John Galliano, a known anti-Semite.
The Daily Mail reports the 37-year-old human rights attorney created the “illusion of curves with her voluminous John Galliano gown.” Along with George, Amal walked the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Photographed smiling, the trendy couple was not shy with a little PDA, and cameras obliged their every move.
All was well, and life was grand… that was until Vogue magazine shared a photo of Amal and her dress on Instagram:
Users were quick to point out the British-Lebanese activist, who has been married to Clooney for seven months now, was supporting Galliano, a designer who was found guilty of making anti-Semitic remarks in France, where the expression of such language is prohibited.
Per the Mail, in 2011, Dior announced they had suspended the Italian-British designer following an arrest over a racist tirade made at a Parisian drinking establishment.
Galliano was put on trial and found guilty the same year. A French court sentenced him to pay a total of €6,000 in suspended fines, and he walked away from the industry.
The Mail reported in March of 2011, the designer’s alleged victims said the 50-year-old thought they were Jewish, and told them he “loves Hitler” and that their parents should have been sent to a gas chamber. Video then surfaced of the incident, and showed a heavily intoxicated Galliano slurring his words, and stating that he “had a problem” with the assumed Jewish bar patrons.
Watch the video below:
Last year,Galliano made his return by becoming the creative director for Maison Martin Margiela, according to the British publication.
All was forgiven, and despite centuries of persecution of Jews at the hands global hate groups, apparently even human rights attorneys have a soft spot for high fashion.
That dress sure looked nice.