Great style doesn’t automatically equate to glamour or luxury. Just look to the North, where natural beauty and functional fashion dominate. No one better embodies this look than Lady Catelyn Stark, who watches over Winterfell in classy yet practical wools and furs. But always a Riverlands girl at heart, Catelyn has also injected into the North a natural palette of blues and greens, the colors of the river she was raised on.
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Our second style icon is the last living Targaryen. While we haven’t yet been able to confirm if she has truly raised real dragons in the East, we know for sure that Daenerys Stormborn has birthed a new style all her own. This khaleesi has an ability to expertly wear fashions from around the world, and for her open-mindedness and willingness to take risks, we salute her as a fashion icon.
Above is the first spread from our “Style Icons” feature. From the moment she stepped foot in King’s Landing as Queen, there has been no one more influential within Westerosi fashion than Cersei Lannister. She’s made the careers of couturiers and cordwainers, of hairstylists and smiths. Young girls and grown women alike comb through the capital looking for textiles and jewelry similar to those worn by Cersei. For her sophisticated styling and undeniable influence, we present Queen Cersei as one of our style icons.
In honor of the start of a new season, we’re running a series on our favorite style icons from Westeros and beyond. Look out the next few days to see who made our cut. But we also appreciate your input: Who is your favorite style icon, and why? Who, in your opinion, is winning the Game of Clothes?
Michele Clapton, couturier to the court in King’s Landing, spoke to the LA Times about what’s to come in Westerosi fashion.
Here are a few choice quotes from Ms. Clapton’s interview:
On what’s next: ”…as society is changing in King’s Landing and as the war is coming, everything just tends to get a little bit more extreme. People dress up more, people armor more — it’s that false security. ”
On Helmut Lang: ”I didn’t know anything about it! I’m really flattered because Helmut Lang’s a great label and I admire their work. I come from a fashion background myself and I remember in the past saying, “You know, we could really make a great collection from these costumes.” In fact, some of the padded skirts we’ve made for men, I’ve made into dresses for myself!”
Yesterday we reported on Daenerys Targaryen’s magazine cover. Now, a full image of her blue gown has been released. The young khaleesi looks resplendent in a wash of soft blue and gold. The pattern calls to mind the work of Matthew Williamson, or even, dare we say it, the Atlantis collection of the great Alexander McQueen.
This young lady has been seen around the Red Keep as of late. Rumor has it she’s an associate of Tyrion Lannister, the new Hand of the King. We’re not exactly sure how she fits into the power structure in the capital, but we love this gown, especially the decorated belt.
Daenerys Targaryen has been featured on the cover of an Essos magazine, and we think she looks absolutely lovely. Her beauty is kept simple - a fresh face, natural brows, and perfectly wavy hair. We can’t see much of her dress on the cover, but based on the bodice, it’s sure to be a stunner of silky blue fabric and gold detailing. And while we don’t want to call her baby Drogon an accessory per se, we think his red coloring greatly complements the cool palette she’s working.
It is said the Dothraki follow power when they choose a khal. At Game of Clothes, we follow style. And we’ll gladly bow before this khaleesi.
Catelyn (with Loras in the background)
Catelyn Stark was sighted at newly crowned Renly Baratheon’s camp wearing a high, beaded collar. While the birthright to the Iron Throne remains up in the air, we think Cat’s collar takes the crown for the best way to dress up an otherwise plain traveling cloak.
And on closer inspection, is that a pattern of florals and vines? Or Tully fish? We’ll let you know if we get a better look.