Last night saw the season series premiere for the new series of Game Of Thrones, and it is safe to say that they beautiful, statuesque Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth, completely stole the show in a dress that was almost a work of art.
The dress, a couture gown from Iris Van Herpen, made her resemble an exotic butterfly, with flowing sleeves and skirt in the wispiest of fabrics. Gwendoline is famously tall (6ft 3inches) and is stunning, a goddess of a woman with porcelain skin and glorious blonde hair. She once walked past me on Oxford Street and I can confirm that she is incredible in the flesh. She is also very much a fashion person, one who takes risks on the red carpet by wearing avant garde couture that stands out from the crowd. (Tilda Swinton is another actress who does this.)
Gwendoline’s couture gown virtually broke the internet this morning, trending on Twitter, with everyone wondering why this woman isn’t playing a super hero, or at least the goddess Athena. Fashion lovers were virtually unanimous in praise of a look that will long live in the head of fashion lovers.
Natalie Emmanuel who plays Missandei in the series, was also in attendance, and looked truly beautiful in a red/orange strapless gown that tied in with the flames theme. Rose Leslie was there with rather beautiful husband Kit Harrington (I’m not jealous Rose, honestly) and also continued the red theme in another glorious dress.
And then there was the always stunning Emilia Clarke. She is always one to watch on the red carpet, and this occasion was no exception. This dove grey dress is ethereal and lovely, with acres of tulle, covered up, but just so elegant. She looks absolutely perfect, another triumph for the Mother of Dragons.