game of thrones fashion + sansa stark

Michele Clapton talking about Sansa’s costumes:

It’s important that the costumes reflect each character’s individual journey. I always like to tell a story through the clothes, and I think it helps the actors, too. Sansa is a perfect example of this. She leaves Winterfell for a life at court early in the first season and begins to take on more and more of Queen Cersei’s traits as season one goes on. By the end of the season, she’s really starting to look like her. But in season two, her dresses are destroyed in the first half of the season, and Sansa starts reverting back to her childhood. The colors start coming down, and she’s trying to alter things back to where she was. So at the end of it, she’s wearing something closer to her mother’s look. She’s come full circle.

A lot of people said her costume doesn’t fit. Well, of course it doesn’t! She’s a young girl trying to copy someone. Not everyone wears things brilliantly or beautifully, or has the access to do that. I think it’s really important that some things don’t fit. Some things are slightly odd.

(about the wedding dress) Her story starts at her lower back where the Tully fish and Stark Direwolf entwine as we move round to the front the Lannister Lion is becoming dominant over the Diawolf and at the back neck the Lions head is stamped onto Sansa. The dress colour was still very much Sansa Stark and the embroidery had pale golden tones but woven through the story are ripe red pomegranates, the red colour symbolising the growing Lannister influence over her.

Kevin Alexander talking about Sansa’s hair:

Everyone is breaking Sansa, all the way through the third season. They’re chipping away at her bit by bit. As time goes on, she starts to not care. We didn’t want her to go too glamorous.

Alexander tells he was really excited to do Sansa’s hair in the elaborate wedding style, because as he put it, the team is usually “deconstructing” hair on the show, making it look dirty and disgusting. For Sansa’s big moment she wore twisted braids woven through with tiny pearls and gold thread.


The World of Ice and Fire -

The arms of the Great Houses of Westeros, and some of their vassals and houses of note.

Artists: Jennifer Sol Cai, Mogri, Thomas Siagian (Velvet Engine)