Gwendoline Christie came to slay at Paris Fashion Week.
Christie, who is known for playing Brienne of Tarth in “Game of Thrones,” closed out Maison Margiela’s spring/summer 2024 show dressed as a life-size porcelain doll.
To get the look, Christie wore long white gloves, a pair of matching tights and heels, and a rubber dress that she donned over a striped blue corset.
Christie’s makeup also looked very glossy to imitate the look of porcelain skin, and on her head she wore a curly blonde wig.
When makeup artist Pat McGrath shared a video of the actor’s transformation behind the scenes, Christie commented, “MOTHER THANK YOU FOR BEING INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍.”
In an interview with System magazine, Christie also gushed about her captivating look.
She said, “I can’t tell you how meaningful this is for me because I’ve loved fashion for such a long time and for over 30 years I’ve wanted to be in a show like this.”
Although Christie said her look was “complicated” because she had to dress like a “broken doll,” she noted that there was still “so much to look at there” in terms of the collection.
When it came time for her to walk the runway, Christie said she treated the show like it was one of her acting roles.
“We talked about this character and who she was and what it stirred up in me,” she said of collaborating with movement director Pat Boguslawski. “I think he really recognizes people’s individuality, what makes them unique, what works best about their body or the kind of inconsistencies that he loves and wants to emphasize.”
In November 2022, Christie reflected on her latest acting role as Principal Larissa Weems in “Wednesday” and recalled what it was like to play the Nevermore Academy leader after director Tim Burton handpicked her for the role himself.
“It is the first time I’ve ever felt beautiful on screen,” Christie told Entertinment Weekly. “I cannot express my extreme gratitude more heartily to Tim and (costume designer) Colleen (Atwood) and our hair and makeup team. Colleen Atwood is rightfully a legend, and what she does is close to witchcraft in terms of transformation. It is an honor of my life to work with Colleen and to work with Tim.”
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Up nextGwendoline Christie’s Model Moments on Fashion Runways: John Galliano’s Maison Margiela Paris Show, Vivienne Westwood and More Through the YearsRenan BotelhoFri, January 26, 2024 at 9:58 AM CST·3 min read3Gwendoline Christie was once told that she wouldn’t make it as an actress due to being a 6 foot, 3 inch woman, as she has shared in many interviews. But since debuting on television as Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s massive hit “Game of Thrones” in 2012, Christie has found her audience not only on screen but also on fashion runways.Before “Game of Thrones,” Christie had some experiences as a model and posed for Australian photographer Polly Borland in a series titled “Bunny.” Her debut on the runway, however, came after joining the drama. She was invited to walk for Vivienne Westwood at the brand’s fall 2015 show during Paris Fashion Week.More from WWD
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In the last decade, Christie, who has been cast in other hit series such as “The Sandman” and “Wednesday,” was invited to walk for Miu Miu, Thom Browne and Tomo Koizumi, always wearing dramatic silhouettes and bringing her theatrical background to the runway.On Thursday, Christie closed Maison Margiela’s spring 2024 couture show in Paris, wearing a porcelain doll-inspired look with makeup reminiscing Bette Davis in “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane…?”Here, WWD takes a look back at Christie’s runway appearances through the years.Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Westwood’s fall 2015Gwendoline Christie on the runway for Vivienne Westwood’s fall 2015 in Paris.Story continues View comments (3)
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Up nextPat McGrath Turned Models Into Porcelain Dolls on the Maison Margiela RunwayAriana YaptangcoFri, January 26, 2024 at 2:28 PM CST·2 min read3Pat McGrath and Paris Couture Week go hand-in-hand, and the legendary makeup artist is once again making a splash with her latest viral look at the Maison Margiela haute couture spring 2024 show.McGrath is no stranger to big beauty moments—last season she covered Doja Cat in head-to-toe red crystals—but she may have officially outdone herself by transforming models into porcelain dolls, featuring ultrashiny smooth skin, pencil-thin eyebrows, and colorful painted makeup.The look has gone viral on social media, with users marveling at how McGrath recreated the look and texture of porcelain skin. TikTok account @frontedbeauty broke down how McGrath may have pulled off the realistic glass look, pointing to the professional makeup product Kryolan Liquid Glass, which is used like “latex painted on top of the skin.” One model shared how she took off her makeup after the show by peeling off a thin layer of latex from her face.