Gwendoline 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.
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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 2015
Vivienne Westwood’s fall 2015 collection was inspired by unisex clothing and the questioning of gender roles in society. Christie not only walked the runway for the brand as she fronted Westwood’s “Unisex” campaign.
Gwendoline Christie, Fashion for Relief 2017
Christie was one of the stars invited to the Fashion for Relief, a charity runway hosted by Naomi Campbell during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The event raised funds to help families suffering during the refugee crisis.
Gwendoline Christie, Tomo Koizumi’s fall 2019
Tomo Koizumi’s fall 2019 collection was filled with colors and voluminous shapes. Christie wore one of the cheerful looks of the collection on the runway. She was covered in colorful, dramatic ruffles.
Gwendoline Christie, Miu Miu’s resort 2019
Christie joined Uma Thurman, Kate Bosworth, Chloë Sevigny, Sadie Sink and Rowan Blanchard on Miu Miu’s resort 2019 runway show. The collection featured 1960s-inspired outfits, like the one worn by Christie.
Gwendoline Christie, Thom Browne’s spring 2023
Thom Browne brought a fashion show inspired by the story of Cinderella to present his spring 2023 collection in Paris. Wearing a dramatic look from the collection, Christie played her version of Prince Charming on the runway.
Gwendoline Christie, Maison Margiela’s spring 2024
Christie closed Margiela’s spring 2024 show in Paris. The brand’s Artisanal collection, designed by John Galliano, was inspired by theatrical costumes.
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