Emilia Clarke in Victoria Beckham

Posted on March 19, 2013

This almost could have been a Khaleesi-WERQ, but you’re going to have to blame Vicki Posh for snatching it away from her.

Emilia Clarke attends the HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ third season premiere in a Victoria Beckham strapless gown accessorized with shoes and bag by Christian Louboutin, and Jacob & Co. jewelry.

She’s breathtaking in every shot, until she turns around. That’s when this sleek, cool, chic dress gets interrupted by this gigantic, honking, industrial-grade zipper. We kept our mouths shut through most of the visible zipper trend, because trends are, by their very nature, short-lived. Besides, we liked it for maybe five minutes, before every designer started making dresses that looked like they were inside-out from the back. But Vicki, the trend has passed. Whatever brief cachet it had is now spent. It’s time to move on, dear.

But enough bitching. She looks 98% fabulous. Let’s all look at her and sigh over her prettiness. We think we love her because she’s a babystar who really knows the value of a good face. She’s exhibiting drag mama knowledge on the makeup front. Not that we think she’s applying this warpaint herself, but she’s clearly okay with sporting a lot of it. And why not? It looks amazing on her. She’s also one of those rare birds that can wear a pin-straight center part and still make it look fresh after all this time.


[Photo Credit: David Gabber/PR Photos]

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  • MilaXX

    Damn you ass zipper!

  • There is a little stain right where her right knee is that I cannot unsee now.

    • capybara_cafe

      You HAD to point that out. Damnit. LOL

  • Stunning. Those Eyebrows of Life!

  • Chorva

    Fabulous dramatic-don’t fuck with me-eyebrows! though is it just me or her smile kinda resembles Lea Michele??

    • charlotte

      I always think that she looks like a brunette Portia de Rossi.

    • gabbilevy

      You shut your mouth! Khaleesi is everything that is fabulous. Lea is… not.

    • Considering our gal here is pretty much covered, no.

  • Sobaika

    Gorgeous. I think the sleek hair/makeup doesn’t suit her too much, but still. Gorgeous.

  • charlotte

    The makeup is so heavy that it must be hard for her to keep her eyes open.
    She looks gorgeous though minus the zipper.

    • mshesterp

      That’s how I felt–her eyes seem pretty heavy lidded and the makeup doesn’t help. I don’t like all the smoke along the brow bone. But the dress makes her look SLAMMIN’ and I love her head of hair. So, so pretty.

  • filmcricket

    The zipper definitely takes it down a notch, and that seam around her hips is weird too, although I’d probably notice it less without the zipper.

    Fantastic colour on her, though, and it’s so nice to see someone wearing a strapless gown that doesn’t look like it needs to be hoiked up several inches. Also her shoulders are amazing. I do wish she’d deployed some earrings, though. Those diamond studs that Hathaway and Williams are so fond of would go really well here.

    • jetpackdino

      “Fantastic colour on her, though, and it’s so nice to see someone wearing a strapless gown that doesn’t look like it needs to be hoiked up several inches.”

      Absolutely this, amen and amen.

  • Indigo54

    She is working the hell outta that dress! Can’t imagine why anyone would ruin the back with that ugly zipper but she’s making it almost forgivable.

  • Am I wrong in suggesting an adaptation of ye olde “no more wire hangers!” to “no more industrial-grade zippers!”? Because, you’re right, they grate.

  • teensmom99

    Yes, amazing how good the straight hair with middle part looks on her. I couldn’t tell what it was about her hair until you said it, gentlemen. Thank you.

  • I’ll give her 2 snaps up for rocking the Scavullo Cosmo beat face.

  • kayleymaybe

    LOVE the color. Been seeing far too many “nude” or black dresses lately! But the zipper is definitely bad.

  • hmariec19

    She is totally my fence-jumper. Emilia! CALL ME!

  • Zubair Ghumro

    In the first glance she looks amazing until you read people’s comments nitpicking her makeup and odd zipper but isn’t it enough that she looks GORGEOUS without over-analyzing her look. For me this is simple, chic and beautiful!

  • Erica_Vuitton

    LOVE the color but she looks a little like Megan Fox in the last pic, just a skosh too much make up. Also seems like VB watched last season’s PR just a little too much, I remember they all had an affinity for the industrial zipper too.

  • miagain

    What a lovely dress… I know, I know, the zipper is ridiculous… but still, it’s just beautiful! I want to be that color….

  • Jessi03

    Khaleesi is so gorgeous! I cannot WAIT for the 31st.

  • Would it kill her to put on a pair of earrings? Nothing gaudy, mind you. I hate naked earlobes.

  • I had the same look of horror when I saw the back. That element makes no sense on such a chic dress. I’m not so sure I love the layer on her chest either. I think what makes this stunning is just the color and silhouette on this gorgeous woman. But, the dress itself is far from Werq-worthy.

  • Holy moly she looks so much better as a brunette. Yowza. And yeah, I am tired of the center part, but it really really works for her. Again I say, yowza.

  • She is SO pretty. I love the color of that dress.

  • theblondette

    She is dressing SO much better than when GoT started! Definitely got some good stylist mojo going for her now.

  • Also? Needs to be hemmed up an inch, and the fit under the bust is a bit off. And what IS that horizontal line across her hip?

    • ballerinawithagun

      Couldn’t believe the boys didn’t mention the hem. If it weren’t for the horrifying zipper, I would think that this was a 2 piece ensemble which would have been much better. The bustier area would lay more smoothly and it would make sense of that horizontal seam. Fabulous color!

    • aeb1986

      i thought the hem was the reason for the non-werq at first…until i saw shots with the back zipper…no.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      My question as well! It makes it look like a top and skirt instead of a gown. Lovely color though and she is just drop-dead lovely.

  • mary McCall

    That zipper is a blight! Once seen that bumpety-bump travesty cannot be unseen.

  • Rose Leslie also looked 50 shades of fantastic.

  • f_yeah_marie

    She looks great! Will the other cast members be featured in a GoT red carpet post? Some of them look a mess, though…

  • She is so beautiful! Love the dress. Not a fan of dark eyeshadow, but she makes it work.

  • Lilyana_F

    Gorgeous dress, color, fit, everything really, but these zippers are on my last nerve! Stop putting them on EVERYTHING, seriously. All the cute dresses I bought lately had this monstrosity on the back and I’ve had to alter them. I got it – soooo “edgy”, can we move on now?

    P.S. Her eyebrows are giving me LIFE!

  • Despite the ass-zipper, this is still a WERQ from me. LOVE. HER.

  • jilly_d

    That waist! That tiny, tiny waist!

  • Apocalipstick Now Redux

    The hair looks fresh because she pushed it behind her ears. If she had hair mudflaps framing her face, the pin straight would look just as bad as it always does.

  • CarolinLA

    That’s some serious Spock eyebrows she’s got going…

  • Exposed zippers are easier–and therefore cheaper–to install, so it’s just sheer laziness on the part of any designer to employ them.

    What a lovely girl, though. That color really flatters her with her beautiful eyes.

  • Jecca2244

    Ass zipper or not, she’s a bit breathtaking.

  • I love that dress and she looks adorable. Except for the crazy thick silver zipper. Would have appreciated some earrings though.

  • BrooklynBomber

    The zipper is awful, but it’s awful-er because the dress has vertical lines. One of the other, please, not both.

  • jetpackdino

    When they say “she lights up a room,” this is who they’re talking about.

  • luciaphile

    I was wondering if you would do anything on this. She looks so much better as a brunette than she does in that horrid wig on the show.

    • l_c_ann

      Do they bleach her eyebrows? And how do they flatten and minimize all that hair, because that part looks real.

      • luciaphile

        No idea on either of those, but I know both she and Lena Hendey’s wigs cost the show about $7000 apiece.

  • LP

    I need to visit her eyebrow person. I’ve got the brow-strength for it, just need the professional shaping fierce magic.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    What a gorgeous color. And that dress is so well fitted. Too bad about the zipper.

  • Janet B

    Maybe Ms. Beckham thinks of the exposed zipper as her signature. Otherwise I can’t understand why she still uses them.

    Emilia should seek out this blue again, she’s beautiful on her. This dress needs a bit of tailoring: the bodice is a bit long; the hips could use a bit more room; and the dress is just too long.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Still a WERQ for me. And she looks like Rachel Weisz’s younger sister. It’s all in the ‘brows.

  • VicksieDo

    …and she SMILES, gotta love that.

  • Holy mackerel, she is so pretty I almost can’t stand it!

  • Regardless of the zipper, she still deserves Khaleesi-Werq

  • She looks really gorgeous, love the front of that dress. I couldn’t believe how bad the back looks, though.

  • the zipper would look good in an editorial, when there is not a single pucker on it.

  • conniemd

    As others mentioned, I am perplexed by the seam at her hips. Without the zipper it could be taken for a two piece skirt and top. I don’t see the point of the seam, as it detracts from the smoothness of the look. If it were something I sewed I’d think I misjudged the amount material needed, so I had to cut it into two pieces to fit the pattern.

  • 98% perfection is pretty damn great. I agree about the zipper–I’ve hated it the whole time. Too bad because the rest of the dress really is fantastic and suits her beautifully.

  • warnerave

    WERQ for me!!

  • Trisha26

    I couldn’t imagine why this wasn’t a work. And then…zipewwwwh. Otherwise gorgeous!

  • LaSylphide

    Love the dress, beautiful color on her. Agree re zipper needing to be GONE baby, gone. Even like the somewhat heavy eye makeup -she pulls it off without looking trollopy.

  • I actually yelled ‘ack’ like a damned Cathy cartoon when I saw that fucking zipper. Posh, you have made an enemy today. Emilia, however, looks gorg.

  • mike__tv

    Don’t forget strong shoulders. I like a girl who could take me in a fight.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    So close. But still gorgeous!

  • PrunellaV

    I definitely heard a record-scratch when I saw the back. (What is you young’uns equivalent of a record-scratch these days?)

  • libraangel

    Forget the damn zipper, this IS a WERQ, boys!

  • bd73

    the part is working because we’re used to her daenerys wig. this look makes me more jealous than her first “got” sene where she went buck naked. you go, stormborn!

  • fursa_saida

    I dunno, personally I feel like the eye makeup is just a little too much, but I agree with you on the zipper and that she generally looks fantastic.

  • My god her eyebrows are glorious!

  • kathrineb

    Wow, every game of thrones actor posted on TLO has surprised me with how different they look IRL. Yes she is stunning.

  • Lesley

    zipper or no zipper, she looks amazing!!! new girl crush hands down.

  • lalahartma

    Hate those zippers!!