Cersei Lannister costumes depict an amazing story of how she has evolved from being Robert Baratheon’s wife to being the queen of Seven Kingdoms.
The Story Cersei Lannister Costumes Narrate
Cersei is seen in red and gold, house Lannister’s colors in season 1 episode 1 of Game of Thrones. After successfully killing Robert and ascending Joffrey to the crown, she has worn more regal looking gowns.
Cersei has worn her hair up in a classic Southern style in many episodes.
But after her walk of shame and Tommen’s death, Cersei has dressed up more like her father in black with her hair cut short. Her costume designer Michele Clapton decided to go with the black symbolizing her hunger for power, her ruthlessness and to echo similarity to Tywin Lannister, Cersei’s ruthless father. Of one particular dress for the season 6 finale, made of leather layered over silver brocade, Clapton told Vanity Fair, “I knew it had to be leather and I knew it had to be linked to Tywin.”
“Black was the obvious choice,” Michele Clapton told Vanity Fair. “Yes, it is for mourning her children, her father . . . but it’s more than that. To me, it represents a deadness inside her—the overwhelming desire for power at any cost. The multi-layered effect created by mounting the leather onto silver brocade gives a more complex feeling, implying that nothing achieved is ever simple.”
Cersei looks amazing in black and all the more powerful. Let’s see how long she stays in power with the army of the dead marching towards Westeros.
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