Gwendoline Christie Stuns in a Psychedelic Iris van Herpen Dress


  • During the European premiere for her forthcoming film The Personal History of David Copperfield, Gwendoline Christie wore a custom, avant-garde gown by Iris van Herpen.
  • The illusion dress features geometric lines and structure and an ombre pattern that fades from white to blood red.

Don’t let her many years of wearing scuffed medieval armor fool you; Gwendoline Christie is a fashion icon.

If you don’t believe me, see for yourself. At the European premiere for her forthcoming dramedy, The Personal History of David Copperfield, the former Game of Thrones star swapped her character’s metal getup for a custom Iris van Herpen dress.

Geometric lines billowed from her upper arms to the floor, creating a sort of optical illusion that would make even abstract artist Bridget Riley proud. From the top down, the dress fades from pure white to blood red, matching Chistie’s hot red Christian Louboutin pumps. And, whether she intended to rebuke conventional red carpet fashion rules or not, Christie’s lack of jewelry made for a stunning statement that drew all attention to the incredible structure of her gown rather than her accessories.

This isn’t the first time the actress has borrowed sartorial inspiration from optical illusions. For Game of Thrones‘s Season 8 premiere, Christie wore another Iris van Herpen creation that looked as though it were made of smoke and fire. And, during the 2019 Emmy Awards, Christie’s Gucci dress received appropriate comparisons to Jesus Christ, with a symbolic draping red robe and golden embellishments.