WARNING! ARTICLE MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
So it has finally happened. 8 years of dragons, armies and ancient houses have finally come to an end.
The final episode of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones may have divided the internet but Sansa’s spectacular and symbolic final costume certainly hasn’t.
Michele Clapton is known for imbuing her designs with deep hidden meaning and Sansa Stark’s final costume is no different.
SPOILER ALERT!! DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE FINAL EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES.
The finale episode of Game of Thrones saw Sansa Stark declare the north as an independent country and take her position as the Queen in the North.
In the last few moments of the episode each of the Stark children were shown taking their place in the great game of thrones. Sansa was seen being coronated as Queen in the North whilst wearing a stunning black dress reminiscent of her various looks throughout the final two seasons.
Later in an Instagram post by costume designer Michele Clapton, she explained the deep symbolism within her creation.
So here are the details you might have missed in Sansa Stark’s farewell costume:
1. Because “Sansa had a bond with her” the dress is made with the same fabric as Margaery’s wedding dress to Joffrey.
2. The pattern is of falling leaves, reminiscent of a Weirwood tree – an important part of the stark families traditions.
3. The shoulders are decorated with a Direwolf. In addition to this this “the sleeves are textured like the fur on the first sigil.”
4. The Weirwood tree is present again with growing branches hidden across the metal bodice.
5. The crown features two howling Direwolves.
Michele also went on to reveal in her post that the hands dressing Sansa in the final moments were actually hers.
“Nothing is created without meaning….in the final scenes, it’s my hands dressing Sansa!! Thank you David and Dan for making that possible.”
Check out Michele’s post about Sansa’s final costume below:
We’ve absolutely loved Michele’s work on the series and can’t wait to see what’s next for her.