In Game of Thrones? Season 6 finale ?The Winds of Winter,? we saw how Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) finally got her revenge on her enemies. With a glass of wine in hand, Cersei relished in the sight of the Great Sept of Baelor exploding, which killed her Season 6 foes The High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) and Queen Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) in the process.
And who would ever forget that scene where Cersei Lannister tortured and humiliated Septa Unella (Hannah Waddinghan) and left the Shame Nun at the mercy of Cersei?s zombified protector, The Mountain?
While the death of Queen Margaery Tyrell triggered King Tommen?s suicide?which left Cersei Lannister childless?it became the Queen Mother?s quick ticket to the Iron Throne, making her the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
Fans have been speculating like crazy how Queen Cersei Lannister would figure in Game of Thrones Season 7. Will she become a mad queen, especially now that she has no reason to live? Will her reign be short-lived? Will her brother Tyrion Lannister or Arya Stark kill her? Netizens and die-hard fans have been so obsessed with theories regarding Cersei?s fate that most of us failed to notice one important part: her bad-ass costume.
According to Vanity Fair, the bad-ass gown that Cersei Lannister wore at her coronation was done by Emmy-winning costume designer Michele Clapton. It was made from ?lightweight Italian-cut leather (from D?Alessio Galliano) and silver and black textured brocade (from London?s Altfield).?
And Michele Clapton?s inspiration for the coronation gown? Tywin Lannister and Jaime Lannister.
In her e-mail toVF, Michele explained, ?I knew it had to be leather and I knew it had to be linked to [Cersei?s father] Tywin. I wanted a distinct, strong silhouette, so I squared her shoulders. I also wanted the dress to skim her ankles, so that you could see her feet?again, strength.
She added, ?The silver shoulders are decorated in a similar manner to Jaime?s gold hand?the one person that she still has something with. There is no ?decoration? to Cersei.?
And the reason for choosing black? Michele says the color best represented Cersei Lannister?s mindset after losing everything.
?Black was the obvious choice,? Michele Clapton told VF. ?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.?
If we are to go by her costume and the crown, we can safely assume that come Season 7, Cersei Lannister would be more scheming, more ruthless, and even, wrathful.
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