Following reports of drama between Amal Clooney and her Met Gala gown designer Tom Ford, a source close to Ford is squashing the rumours.
A story in the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column reported friction between Clooney and the famed fashion designer, claiming Ford’s team was upset with the Met’s co-host after she decided not to wear the specially designed Tom Ford gown just hours before the big event.
However, a “source close to Tom Ford” claims that nothing could be farther from the truth.
“This has been blown completely out of proportion,” the source told People magazine. “No one on at Tom Ford is irate and it’s a total exaggeration.”
According to the “Page Six” account, Ford’s team spent “weeks” creating a one-of-a-kind gown for the lawyer, which she ultimately ditched, instead choosing to wear a “backup” gown by British designer Richard Quinn.
However, Clooney actually wore both gowns. She started the evening in the design by Quinn, then made a quick change in the Met Gala gift shop to don the full-length Tom Ford gown, designed to look like a stained-glass window.
“She wore this incredible dress on the red carpet that was designed by young British designer called Richard Quinn,” Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour told Stephen Colbert about the gown switch. “But it was made of tin foil so she was a little bit concerned it might rip during the evening so she went into the gift shop and she changed into this extraordinary Tom Ford dress that’s designed to look like stained glass.