Amal Clooney Gave A Flawless Response To A Fashion Question

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Maybe you've noticed that we're fascinated by Amal Clooney. While we're naturally impressed with her education, activism, and her enviable C.V., we're also intrigued by her style. We can't help it: We're fashion writers, and the idea of a powerful woman who's so seemingly together in every way — and unafraid to express herself through clothing — is catnip to us.  That said, we'd never argue that Clooney's fashion sense (or husband, for that matter) should define her — as it often does in the tabloid media. But it's the tendency to ask such questions which resulted in a most awesome rebuttal from Clooney. As Buzzfeed reported, Clooney recently appeared in the European Court of Human Rights, representing against Turkish politician Doğu Perinçek. The case involves Perinçek's denial of the Armenian genocide in 1915, statements of which can be considered a crime in some European countries. It's a thorny and hotly-debated issue — so when, in court, a reporter from The Telegraph asked her about her clothing, she replied thusly, and perfectly: "I'm wearing Ede & Ravenscroft" — that company being purveyors of legal wear, like robes and wigs (they're a U.K. company). And, with that, Clooney gracefully turned the attention back to her work, and her purpose for appearing in court. Add a quick, dry wit to the list of things we like about her.

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