‘House of the Dragon’ Star Emma D’Arcy Is Regal at Show’s Red Carpet Premiere
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‘House of the Dragon’ Star Emma D’Arcy Is Regal at Show’s Red Carpet Premiere

House of the Dragon, the long-awaited Game of Thrones spinoff, arrives on Sunday and the breakout star to watch is Emma D’Arcy. The British actor plays a pivotal role in the prequel series—set 300 years prior to Game of Thrones—and is already delivering A-list fashion on the red carpet.

For the show’s London premiere on Monday, they provided a punkish, New Romantics-era spin on regality. They wore an Acne Studios look that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “coat of arms,” featuring a sparkling and textural gold vest, oversized button-down shirt, pin-straight leather trousers, and disco-ready platforms. It’s an 80s-era MTV take on Westeros.

“Regal and theatrical,” was the objective of the night, Emma’s stylist, Rose Forde, told Vogue. “Emma likes to play with the idea of costume and the performative element of clothes and we tend to lean towards having either high drama or finding a character to explore in a look.”

The team went with Acne Studios because of the playful nostalgia embedded in the Swedish brand’s designs. “There is real consideration to each design so somehow it feels almost like you have… owned the piece for years,” Forde says.

Polaroids from the night. Photo: Thomas May Bailey