Scooter crash didn’t stop George taking Amal out on a date

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George and Amal Clooney were spotted on a date night, last weekend, in Cernobbio, Italy. Above, the couple in Venice. (Reuters)
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Style icons: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. (AFP)
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Style icons: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. (AFP)
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Style icons: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. (AFP)
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Style icons: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. (AFP)
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Style icons: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. (AFP)
Updated 05 August 2018
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Scooter crash didn’t stop George taking Amal out on a date

  • The stylish couple, who own a villa nearby, left Gatto Nero in Cernobbio, Italy after dinner on Friday
  • Clooney was recently hit by a car while riding his scooter on location in Sardinia

JEDDAH: Hollywood star George Clooney and his Lebanese-British barrister wife Amal were out and about in Italy enjoying an intimate date night near Lake Como, just weeks after the actor was hurt in a motorcycle accident in Italy.
People.com reported the stylish couple, who own a villa nearby, left Gatto Nero in Cernobbio, Italy after dinner on Friday.
Ever the gentleman, George held Amal’s hand while escorting her out of the restaurant as she flashed a big smile.
The stylish duo stepped out in well coordinated ensembles as the 57-year-old actor-director looked suave in a black suit while his wife, 40, wore a black and white asymmetrical striped Michelle Mason dress paired with nude heels, black dangling earrings and a beige leather bag by Gabriela Hearst.
George has been recovering since his scooter accident on July 10. He was hit by a car as he rode to work during the filming of the Hulu Limited series “Catch-22” on the Italian island of Sardinia.
George was briefly hospitalized, but did not sustain any serious injuries. Although he left the hospital shortly after the incident with only bruising, his wife and family were devastated.
“Amal wouldn’t leave his side,” People.com had reported. “It was obvious that she was concerned.”
It was not the first time the “Gravity” actor had been injured in a motorcycle accident.
Back in 2007, George suffered a broken rib when he crashed riding with his then-girlfriend Sarah Larson in New Jersey. Larson suffered a broken foot.
George and Amal tied the knot in 2014, in Venice, Italy. The couple have twins – a daughter named Ella, and son, Alexander.
In June, Amal paid a heartfelt tribute to her husband at the American Film Institute’s 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute, where he received the Life Achievement Award.
“I met George when I was 35 and was starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster,” she had said.
“Then we met and started hiding out in my London flat and very soon it felt like no matter what happened I would never want to be with anyone else. Five years later none of that has changed. He is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time,” Amal said.
“My love, what I have found with you is love that I’ve always hoped existed, and seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life. I’m proud of you, but I also know that when our children find out not only what you’ve done, but who you are, they will be so proud of you too,” she added.


Georges Hobeika steals the show at Paris Couture Week

Updated 22 January 2019
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Georges Hobeika steals the show at Paris Couture Week

DUBAI: Lebanese fashion house Georges Hobeika sent models down the runway in a dreamy collection of gowns on Monday as part of Paris Couture Week.

The elite fashion week, which kicked off on Jan. 21, features four designers from the Arab world — Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Georges Hobeika, Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad — who are showing off their latest couture collections alongside the fashion industry’s most sought-after labels. 

The Lebanese labels are joined on the fashion week schedule by the likes of Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Ralph & Russo in the four-day showcase that will wrap up on Jan. 24.

Hobeika’s spring/summer haute couture collection went on show at Paris’s National Theater of Chaillot and saw models, including French star Cindy Bruna and Angolan Maria Borge, strut down the catwalk in a line-up of regal evening wear.

Pastel shades, sequins and feathers were interspersed with dramatic dark gowns, with A-line skirts and bare shoulders on show.

Highlights included a lilac, 1950s-style dress with a tea-length skirt and boxy jacket with a square neckline. The look was completed with fingerless gloves, which looked more chic than punk due to the fine embellishment on show.

A galactic gown dazzled onlookers with its rainbow-toned palette and glinting sequin work that created the overall effect of a multi-hued milky way drifting down the runway.

The couturier employed a range of rich fabrics in the collection, such as silk, duchesse satin and chiffon and even presented a bridal gown that was encrusted in crystal work with a semi-sheer bodice and wide, train-heavy skirt.

Lebanese designers Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad will round out the Arab offerings at Paris Couture Week with their shows, both of which will be held on Wednesday.