Among other things, Game of Thrones exists to remind us that even when you’re constantly in danger of being murdered, you shouldn’t compromise your commitment to fashion. There’s rarely a death on the show that doesn’t ruin designer duds that are the envy of everyone from Braavos to Winterfell, and Season 7 is no exception.
As new photos surface from Season 7, it’s evident that Game of Thrones keeps upping the ante in the costume design department. Let’s take a closer look.
In a behind-the-scenes video from Season 7, costume designer Michelle Clapton talks about the importance of costumes in driving the Game of Thrones narrative.
“I like the fact that you use costumes to tell a story and to create character,” Clapton says in the video.
Now that it’s officially winter our characters have to suit up, and boy do they make us miss the cold.
1. Jon Snow
He’s always been a winter child, but the resurrected Night’s Watch commander ain’t got time for feeling cold as the “great war” begins. He’s more bundled up than ever and even his fur seems more elaborate (you’re not wearing your dog, are you Jon?). After all, the new King in the North has to look the part of a leader, and no steward’s cape will give you that.
2. Daenerys Targaryen
She may not be queen of Westeros (yet), but can we declare her the queen of Westerosi fashion? Daenerys has been slaying the game since well, since she was widowed and abandoned by her Khalasar, but LET’S FOCUS. Now that she’s in a less-than-warm climate for the first time in for-fucking-ever, Dany gets to show off her cold climate threads, which include fabulous sleeve stitching and shoulder pads to die for (someone probably did!).
Look closely at the shoulder and sleeves of that last one, which contain intricate work for no effing reason. Clapton is a hero, and I’m out here wearing the same Burlington Coat Factory number for three winters straight with mismatched gloves from Target (why throw out one just because you lost the other?).
3. Cersei Lannister
Cersei had a real style awakening when the Septa Unella hacked off her trademark blonde locks before slut-shaming her in the streets (#tbt). Hundreds of people paid for that haircut with their lives, and now she’s embracing the brand of mournful murderess. Full sleeves and high collars are in this winter in Westeros, especially with gray and black ensembles. Accessorize with a sword sheath and golden hand, like Jaime, or with a glass of wine, which matches any ensemble.
We’d like to think that if any of these characters do meet in Season 7, they’ll pause for a moment of mutual respect for each other’s fashion choices and know that no matter who sits on the Iron Throne, the future of the seven kingdoms’ style is in good hands.
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