Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season next Monday morning and I’m sure many people are eagerly awaiting the broadcast – I for one, am planning to have a GoT binge this weekend for a refresher.
While Sansa Stark might not be the queen (Cersei, played by Lena Headey) or queen-to-be (Danaerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke), her real-life alter ego, Brit actress Sophie Turner, 21, has become a favourite with the fashion crowd – especially with Louis Vuitton, where she is one of the main faces of the house’s Fall 2017 ad campaigns.
Above: Sophie Turner and model Santiago Robledos in Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2017 ad campaign
Game of Thrones aside, Turner looks set to be bigger than ever on the big screen – she played psychic mutant Jean Grey in last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse and will return for the role in 2018’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Turner’s also in the latest issue of W magazine, where fellow actor (Jughead in Riverdale) and millennial (he’s 24) Cole Sprouse shot a beautiful series of her.
The main cast is also on the cover of the latest issue of Time magazine:
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Brit fashion photographer Miles Aldridge said he was inspired by The Last Supper for composition and referenced the late Cy Twombly for the lurid colour palette.
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Turner was dressed in a vibrant Gucci Resort 2017 look and made to look particularly doll-like, with a half-eaten apple in her hand. Could it be an allusion to Snow White?
She’s also a favourite with one of fashion’s most celebrated designers – Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere – frequently donning a wide variety of looks from the latest collections.
In real life, Turner’s appearances are a complete 180 from Sansa Stark’s medieval garb – she often favours directional looks from Nicolas Ghesquiere that do not pander to the more traditionally princess-y gowns that young starlets typically favour.
But even when she’s not in Vuitton, Turner tends to slay the red carpet (like how she did Ramsay Bolton in season 6, perhaps?) – as exampled in this vampy Balmain number she wore to the premiere of X-Men: Apocalypse.
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Main image: @milesaldridge Instagram