Game of Thrones is officially back for its third season and last night's premiere was definitely worth the (cruelly long) wait--both in the fashion and drama department.
Jon Snow's hair is as magnificant as ever (if a little dirtier), Daenerys is really learning how to kick ass (and accessorize!) and the Margaery/Cersei "fashion fight" that G of T's costume designer Michele Clapton told us about is shaping up to be every bit as snarky as we hoped it would be.
Click through to see the fashion from the first episode of season three.
Daenerys's Blue Ensemble and Necklace:
Daenerys needs an army, and she's dressing the part of the warrior queen. Gone are the pretty, ethereal frocks and in their place is a simple blue gown, a huge horn/fang/claw necklace (where can we get one?), with dusty leather riding pants and boots underneath it all. And those braids? YouTube is going to be falling all over itself on Daenerys hair tutorials this season, we suspect.
Robb Stark's Fox Stole Is On-Trend:
Who really did it first, Marc Jacobs or Robb Stark? At least Robb's fur stole serves a very practical purpose--it's cold in Winterfell!
Margaery Doesn't Give a Sh*t:
We love Margaery already. Juxtaposed against the image of Joffrey holding a handerkechief to his face as he's carried through Fleabottom (obviously that's the bad neighborhood), comes this exchange:
Margaery's lady (after a bucket of, erm, human waste is slopped all over the ground): "You'll ruin your dress!"
Margaery replies, "I have others," as she sloshes through the muck to get to the poor orphans.
She's obviously the Kate Middleton of Westeros.
Sansa Seems Weighed Down:
Sansa got dumped by Joffrey, and is thinking about her escape in the first episode. She obviously has a lot on her mind, and even her dress and hair seem heavy. Her hair is slicked down and seems like it could use a good trim, and that brocade dress looks like it weighs about a hundred pounds, especially when compared to Shae's barely-there halter neck dress.
Two Would-Be Queens Get Snarky:
This was the best fake compliment exchange we've seen since, well, fashion month (joking!).
First Cersei tells Margaery (wearing a cut out dress with plenty of cleavage on display) she looks lovely, but imagines she must be quite cold. Nope, Margaery is hot blooded! Then Margaery compliments the detailed metal work on Cersei's gown (for G of T geeks, it features lions, which is of course the Lannister's family sigil). Then Cersei recommends that Margaery might want to look into getting some armor, too.
It's all very bitchy and fun to watch.
Slave Girl Dress:
We won't discuss that whole nipple thing that happened in Astapor while Daenerys was looking at slave soldiers to buy, but how amazing is the translator's gown? This must be the slave dress that Clapton mentioned to us. (We don't like the idea of that slave collar--but that is some amazing cleavage.)