As an avid fan of Game of Thrones (please tell me I am not the only one whose Sundays just got a lot more unavailable…), let’s just say I am more than OK with fashion’s current obsession with the HBO series. But this is coming from a girl who has told her mother on more than one occasion that she was born in the wrong time period. Call me crazy, but I think I would have made an excellent medieval times royal (or someone else fancy but to a slightly lesser degree). I mean seriously, though. This body was made for petticoats.
That said, I am mostly not serious. I don’t want to live in a world full of masochism, undeserving narcissistic teen leaders, sadistic on the spot slaughtering and zero women’s rights. Not to mention semi-unpalatable food (but if you want to go ahead and pass out wine with every meal, don’t let me stop you…).
I suppose my obsession with the time period (and Game of Thrones by tenuous association therewith) is less about the sociology and more about one thing and one thing only. The clothes. If it means it is appropriate for a 21 year old young woman to say I want to be a princess when I grow up and then dress like one…forever, then I can pretend I could suffer through these injustices. Seems like a fair trade, no? Particularly because that is all I am doing. Pretending (after all, my name isn’t Marty McFly). And since my plan to turn the entire city of Dallas into a Medieval Fair permanently had no legs (which is unfortunate considering I had the perfect tunic dress picked out), I guess modern looks inspired by the Middle Ages will have to do.
Which brings me back to Game of Thrones. Thanks to HBO and the likes of Daenerys Targaryen, my reverie is a little closer as designers (who I imagine are just as enamored with the time period as I and are not just out to make a buck) are channeling looks from the Seven Kingdoms. I would be more than happy to slip into this Marchesa number that Margaery should have been married in. I would love to unleash my inner badass in these armor looking numbers from Tory Burch and Dolce & Gabbana. I could even aim for being the first female member of the Nights Watch, if I could get my hands on some hardcore fur and leather a la Helmut Lang’s GOT inspired Fall 2012 collection.
It is a shame that most of what I have my eye on isn’t for every day and is definitely out of my price range, but I’ll take this modernized limited edition David Yurman renaissance bracelet to help appease my fantasies (hint, hint). And in the meantime, I can live vicariously through Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.
Yeah, what she said.
— Justine McGregor
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