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Influences why Amal Alamuddin changed her last name to Clooney
OCT 21, 2014

Photographer Julie McCombs was on the set in Greer when George Clooney was filming

George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin nearly three weeks ago and Amal announced that she is changing her name to Amal Clooney. 

While Amal opted to take Clooney as her last name, her age (36) and professional identity as an international lawyer are factors that would make one think that she would have kept her maiden name in some way (perhaps as a middle name).

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'Downton Abbey' costumes coming to Biltmore House
OCT 3, 2014

Biltmore's conservators recently debuted the first costume appearing in the exhibition, a costume worn by actress Dame Maggie Smith for her character Violet Crawley. It is on display in the Second Floor Living Hall in Biltmore.

"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times," opens Feb. 5 and continues through Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 at the Biltmore House in Asheville.

The exhibition features more than 40 costumes from the PBS series "Downton Abbey." The clothing will be showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House in groupings inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, the Vanderbilt estate of the same era.

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