10 Best Fashion Moments From Game Of Thrones
Season five of George R.R. Martin’s medieval fantasy Game of Thrones (GoT) premieres on April 12th on HBO Canada. After nearly a year long hiatus, like a Targaryen dragon emerging from its egg, fans can rejoice knowing every Sunday night they’ll see the dangerous and heart palpitating exploits of the inhabitants of the Seven Kingdoms, for the next several weeks at least.
While we know little about the twists and turns this season's plotline will take, we’re guaranteed to see more battles, devious schemes and steamy bedroom scenes than ever before from our favourite characters. Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen we’re pointing fingers in your direction. However, one feature of the awarding-winning show that constantly wows us is the gorgeous gowns and outfits worn by its characters.
As the popular saying goes, “Clothing makes the man (or the woman)” and in the case of GoT’s characters it sets the tone and mood of the environment they live in and their circumstances. For example, when the series begins, Daenerys is an innocent young woman who dresses in soft and feminine Grecian style gowns. However, by season two and well into season four she’s conquering cities; her clothing is more elaborate and royal, proclaiming her as the Mother of Dragons and a ruler to be reckoned with. Then there is the mysterious Melisandre who gives the term ‘Lady in Red’ an entirely different meaning. She is always seen garbed in head-to-toe rouge, which enhances her otherworldly beauty and mystical powers.
Weddings, normally a happy occasion, take on a completely different meaning in Westeros. Political maneuvering takes place when the great families of the land are joined in matrimony, which also serve as an occasion for them to display their inherited wealth. Remember Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding outfits? And who could ever forget Margaery’s rose and throne inspired wedding dress worn to celebrate her memorable (yet epically short) union to King Joffrey?
To usher in GoT season five, we’re taking a look back on the 10 best (and our favourite) fashion moments of the show. Click on the gallery above and behold the fabulous fashions of the Seven Kingdoms.