When Emilia Clarke isn't cloaked in a platinum wig while filming HBO's "Game of Thrones," the 29-year-old British actress has been known to lure the attention of some of fashion's most esteemed — and for young starlets, coveted — design houses. Only since June, Clarke (who last month was named 2015's Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire) has stepped out in everything from Oscar de la Renta to Rosie Assoulin and Balenciaga to Dolce & Gabbana, but it's Dior to whom she and her stylist, Kate Young, keep returning for the red carpet.
The adoration, it turns out, is quite mutual: On Wednesday, the French fashion house announced that it had tapped Clarke as the new face of its Rose des Vents fine jewelry collection, marking her first campaign for a luxury brand. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and set to run in Madame Figaro magazine on Friday, the two ads show Clarke looking fresh-faced and largely makeup-free, her naturally dark hair windblown in a wavy bob. In one image, an unbuttoned white shirt showcases yellow and gold necklaces from the line with diamonds, pink opal and mother-of-pearl accents; in the second, lapis lazuli and turquoise necklaces sit atop a black turtleneck.
The Rose des Vents collection, which launched in June, is Dior's first fine jewelry range to have a celebrity ambassador. Clarke is now the latest in a long line of Dior spokespeople, currently including Rihanna, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Marion Cotillard, Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson.