It's been a month since the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 finale left us reeling (or weeping, maybe) on our couches, but the HBO smash-hit seems to have remained at the very forefront of fashion's collective mind. Earlier this month, Valentino debuted a seemingly "Game of Thrones"-inspired collection at Paris Couture Week, while one of the show's breakout stars Emilia Clarke hit the promotional circuit — on crutches, mind you — for her new "Terminator" reboot.
Now, Vivienne Westwood is joining in on the Westeros-friendly fun with her fall 2015 campaign — titled "Unisex" — starring none other than Brienne of Tarth herself, Gwendoline Christie. The ads show Christie, who has been in heavy rotation on "Game of Thrones" since Season 2, decked out in frocks, coats and even an evening gown — with nary a piece of Valryian steel in sight. Juergen Teller lensed the characteristically spooky images backstage at the designer's fall 2015 show in Paris, in which Christie walked.
At 6' 3", the British actress is a stellar choice for this particular campaign, and not only because of its gender-neutral theme. In a release, Westwood explained it best:
In this collection the same suit can be worn by a man and a woman, then I realized Gwendoline would be perfect and would fit the clothes so I asked her to do it. She is such an attractive woman — when I asked her to be in the show, as well as the campaign, we got to know each other, she is a really interesting woman.
It is so relevant for Vivienne Westwood to reassert their activist mindset and create a collection that takes us beyond our current gender stereotypes with beauty and intelligence.
It's settled, then: Clarke better watch her back — "Game of Thrones" has a new fashion darling amongst its cast.