Ooh, imagine yourself in this ‘Game of Thrones’ clobber
Inspiring costumes to translate into your formal-wear
Michele Clapton, the costume designer on hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, has won awards for her attention to detail (working with embroiderer Michele Carragher, jewellery designers Yunus and Eliza, and plenty of others). The embellishments and silhouettes she gives Daenerys Targaryen , Sanza Stark and others are brilliant.
Sanza Stark started life as a shy Winterfell Lady, but by season seven is a stronger, more powerful young woman. In season three she was forced to marry Tyrion Lannister in this masterfully proportioned wedding dress:
The dragon scale in the costumes of Daenerys Targaryen has grown as her character has grown in strength. It’s just one of the messages woven into the embroideries of the show’s costumes. As Daenerys grew from a young girl into a strong woman to become a warrior queen, her look developed to match. Rich fabrics and strong, caped silhouettes became her staple in season three.
Former slave Missandei, played by Nathalie Emmanuel, is usually draped in Grecian-style halternecks. Since becoming an aide to the Dragon Queen, her clothes mimic her leader’s without ever outshining them.
Cersei Lannister’s look is quite medieval, with heavier regal dresses and etched plate-like belts. In season five she has the bold sleeves of the period.
Margaery Tyrell was another character who favoured a medieval court-style look. Often in her house’s blue hue, her dresses featured interesting cutout panels.
Michele Carragher, chief embroiderer on the show, describes Margaery Tyrell’s wedding dress from season four as one of her favourites of all to make. Its train is covered in hundreds of handmade flowers.
Melisandre, the red woman, usually wears her signature colour. Draping is a great tool for creating drama and mystery in her look.
– © Telegraph Media Group Limited (2019)