Since Game of Thrones debuted on HBO five years ago, designers have seemingly been just as intrigued by the costumes on the show as the rest of the viewers around the world. Manish Arora showed a GoT-inspired collection in Paris this past March, complete with the theme song playing on the runway. In 2012, Helmut Lang designers (at the time) Michael and Nicole Colovos showed a blatant GoT collection as well. And now, it appears Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are the latest to be influenced by the style of the Seven Kingdoms.
The brand’s fall 2015 couture show in Rome was technically inspired by ancient Rome. As the models began to walk, someone: “this will probably be ripped off by game of thrones.” What is actually more accurate, it seems, is that the costumes in “Game of Thrones” also have Roman-inspired roots. Indoor plumbing and fashion that endures through the ages? What an amazing civilization.
But let’s look at the similarities, because that’s just fun — and also an excuse to talk about the show some more now that the season is over.