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Fun Fact: Game of Thrones' Fashion Comes from Haute Couture

GoT costume designer Michele Clapton explains how she went from rolling with Boy George to dressing Cersei, Daenerys, Sansa, and Arya.
June 6, 2017, 3:56pm

This post contains minor spoilers for Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is a tale told in cloth as much as it is in blood and fire. Between the CGI-heavy battles with White Walkers and wildfire, the politics of presentation is key. Who can forget the end of Season Four when Sansa abandoned her girlish gowns for black leather and feathers, or Jon Snow's Season Six shift from the black crow cape to the proudly wearing the Direwolf of Winterfell?

The relationship between Game of Thrones and the fashion world is paper thin as evidenced by Gwendolyn Christie's stunning Saint-Louis collaboration The Dress. Yet, even more evidence of this comes direct from costume designer Michele Clapton, who's taken home two Emmys for her work on Game of Thrones. She opens up about her past and the creative process behind her most stunning ensembles in a new featurette. Along with nuggets about her fashion school days bouncing ideas off fellow New Romantics Steve Strange and Boy George, she concisely summarizes the role of a costume designer: "You know the story, you know what their relationships are. You need to say that somehow in cloth."

Check the video below for tantalizing views from the Game of Thrones set and more insight into the characters through their clothes.

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