Over the weekend, the news reports of George Clooney's Venetian wedding with Amal Alamuddin were laden with labels: Dolce & Gabbana, a striped maxi dress the bride-to-be wore while arriving in the Italian canal city; Alexander McQueen, the red number that she donned for the rehearsal at the Hotel Cipriani; and a short Giambattista Valli floral dress she wore the day after the wedding.
And that doesn't even include the white Stella McCartney pant-suit Alamuddin wore at the couple's civil ceremony on Monday.
But the wedding gown for the formal (if purely ceremonial) wedding on Saturday was something of a mystery.
Although everyone seemed to know that the 36-year-old human-rights lawyer had opted for some Oscar de la Renta-designed gown, the public hadn't been privy to what it looked like until People published photos of the wedding Tuesday morning. (The Hollywood heartthrob wore an Armani tuxedo, in case anybody cares.)
For the year's most celebrated bride and the year's most anticipated wedding, de la Renta put together a traditional French lace gown which has pearls and diamante stones hand-embroidered on it.
The Dominican designer opted for an off-the shoulder, sleeveless look. The train on the gown was long as was the lace-edged veil, which draped elegantly on the crown of her head.
“It was simple and grand,” a wedding attendee said to People about the dress. “It had all the hallmarks of a grand de la Renta style.”
In photos taken after the ceremony, the couple can be seen wearing simple platinum wedding bands.