Wedged in

Striding through Japan’s Haneda Airport, it’s Amal Alamuddin Clooney in a knit dress by Missoni that described, aptly enough, as “breezy.” My attention is guaranteed:

Amal Clooney at Haneda Airport in Japan

I adore the color scheme. But what they wanted to show you, apparently, was the shoe, so let’s get a closer look:

Espadrille wedge by Valentino

A tricky shoe indeed. If you’re watching from the side, it might look like a jacked-up (four and a half inches) T-strap, but the shoe — “Rockee” by Valentino — obviously lacks the center strap that defines the T. says that it “simultaneously elevated and grounded her look.” There’s also a black version, with the same neutral-colored platform. Either way, it’s $845 at

You may notice, in the full-length shot, the Ordinary Folks trying their best to get a picture of Mrs. Clooney as she walks away from them.



  1. Tatyana »

    5 June 2015 · 8:17 pm

    She (or somebody who knelt in front of her) was putting those sandals in a hurry – notice how she didn’t put the strap through the “ear” on one side?

  2. CGHill »

    5 June 2015 · 8:25 pm

    I did notice that, and spent an extra six minutes or so at looking at the shoe from several different angles to see if it was supposed to look like that.

    Then again, it’s not falling off of her, so maybe it fits well? (The store says they run small.)

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