Iris van Herpen I had been a long time admirer of Carice and wanted to do a collaboration at some point. I was very interested in her ability to be both strong and fragile at the same time, which felt very relevant to this time period.
Carice van Houten Clothes are very important to creating characters. On “Game of Thrones,” half of my character was the costume and the hair. That dress was so restrictive and so heavy. I couldn’t slouch, and I am a very slouchy person, couldn’t wave my hand around because the sleeves were so long. It was very measured and structured, which was also the character.
IvH I knew I was going to do something digital, and inspired by Escher, the Dutch artist who looked at the nature of perception. I was fascinated by the restrictions in the current moment and felt we really needed to do something completely different. My couture collections are small always, but this time I felt I could do a very deep dive into a single garment. The result is a very free interpretation of the word “dress.”
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/style/game-of-thrones-iris-van-herpen-couture.html