Game of Thrones reveals Daenerys Targaryen’s costume had a hidden meaning

Daenerys Targaryen’s icy outfit in those Game of Thrones scenes in the North was much more significant than we realised.

According to costume designer Michele Clapton, Dany’s motivations were hiding in plain sight when the Breaker of Chains rode Drogon north – specifically weaved into the look of her winter coat.

This is possibly the most difficult of them all, mainly because a) it only made its catwalk (cliffwalk?) debut this year so b) going to be hard to find at your local fancy-dress shop.  But if you've got the patience to braid a blonde wig and customise that one fake-fur coat you've got in your wardrobe, the one you haven't worn since the 1980s, it'll be worth the effort for the stirring music and rousing applause you'll get when you enter the party.  Maybe only take one of your dragons though, you don't want to accidentally lose one of them.

Reflecting on the thinking behind her bright white outfit – which she wore when she saved Jon Snow and was still wearing at the beginning of season 8 – Clapton explained to TV Guide: “Initially it was about the idea that if she’s riding a dragon to the North, she should be warm.

“And then I decided that actually it’s the first time she’s performed a completely selfless task – because it’s usually for her own gain – and on this occasion, it was actually for her love.

“So, I loved this idea, as I developed this costume, that it’s almost [as if] she sees herself as this saviour, this angel. And so when she arrives and descends on this dragon, she is this sort of angel of mercy.

“I think it just said so much about her mental state at the time, how she saw herself.”

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