Gwendoline Christie in Giles Deacon at the 2014 Fragrance Foundation Awards

Posted on June 17, 2014

Gwendoline-Christie-2014-Fragrance-Foundation-Awards-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Gwendoline-Christie-2014-Fragrance-Foundation-Awards-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)“Game of Thrones” actress Gwendoline Christie attends the 2014 Fragrance Foundation Awards in a Giles Deacon flamingo print dress from the Resort 2015 collection paired with Christian Louboutin white pumps.





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  • RussellH88

    This looks like a dress that the Artsy Avant-garde designer would make on a “Make a Dress out of Bedsheets” dress challenge on project Runway.

    • Twigg

      Add some green glitter and this is a Kayne dress.

      • Introspective

        i really for a second thought you said this was a kanye dress. and whats crazy is, i didnt even blink an eye.

        • macaroni

          I read it as “Kanye” at first, too!

        • Twigg

          I googled Kayne’s name to make sure I spelled it right!

      • demidaemon

        Doesn’t the bust seem a little off for a Kayne dress? He always seemed to have impeccable fit, at the very least.

    • MoHub

      I was thinking that it would make a really fun shower curtain.

  • Lori

    When your dress is basically a bag, the only fitted part really needs to fit correctly.

  • Hallie

    i think she looks fabulous

    • another_laura

      I’ll sit with you in the “I love this on her” corner. I have quibbles, of course, as I almost always do, but she is one of few women who could pull off giant flamingos, amirite?

      • Hallie

        A big push for me was how happy she looks to be wearing this dress, and that’s fabulous all on its own 🙂

        • kittenwithaquip

          I think that was the reason I do not quibble with satin sheets or flamingos– she looks so friggin’ happy and sassy!

        • evave2

          Yeah, doesn’t she? A woman who looks like she loves what she is wearing goes a LONG way.
          Also, I did not notice that she has Gagundas Wazunkas. I guess it’s the breast plate she wears.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        Move over, make room for one more. I just love HER.

        • dalgirl

          I do, too, even more after that Game of Thrones finale! Reading a couple interviews detailing just how tough that battle was upped my admiration of her. She could show up in just about anything right now and I’d give her an ‘attagirl.’

      • Badriya Al-Badi’a

        Love the really tall woman wearing a dress of tall long birds–fit’s wonky, but the idea is so awesome she gets a pass on the fit.

    • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

      Agreed, Brienne looks amazing here. I just love getting to see her be girly for fun.

  • mlurve

    I feel like the shape and cut of this dress is sorta strange and makes her chest area look weird. That said, the flamingoes are fun and summery so I can’t hate too hard, especially after looking at all of those pics of celebs dressing like it’s November in June.

    • Gatto Nero

      She is bursting over the top of the bodice. Not good.

    • Kent Roby

      Hiking the dress up a couple of inches would make a world of difference; I fear for the integrity of those spaghetti straps.

      • demidaemon

        I doubt they lasted much longer after these pictures were taken. Thankfully, it was obviously not caught on film.

        • Kent Roby

          That’s when Brienne of Tarth magically became Areolas of Carpet Rouge!

          • demidaemon


  • sugarkane105

    The backdrop is prettier than her dress.

  • Samantha Klein

    This is way better than the too-short skirts she tends to wear. She’s having fun, and that sells it.

  • queen b*tch

    The fit is all wrong, but she looks so happy (probably to be out of armour) that I just don’t care!

  • sienna elm

    The straps need to be a couple inches shorter and the bustline needs to be let out about an inch. Besides that it’s fun!

  • I love her and I love the idea of her in flamingo dress but GOOD GOD NOT THIS ONE!

  • PinkyK

    LOVE! But then again the pink plastic lawn flamingo is my spirit animal….

  • Jessica Freeman

    This would have been better as a more flow-y dress instead of a column with a silly train. Also think it should have just been strapless instead of those tiny straps. I love the summer vibe its got going on, and she seems to love it as well.

    • Sophie

      Maybe a more flowy dress wouldn’t have showcased the print as well as the column does? But I do hate the train, and I agree with everything you said.

      • Jessica Freeman

        I think its a big enough print and would have worked. Just a little more fluidity instead of the column.

  • LadyVimes

    That bodice is not flattering on her at all, but she’s so happy about the flamingos that I can’t not like it.

  • Danielle

    I really love the flamingo print, I don’t care who knows it.

  • Sarah

    She needs a support garment up top, and maybe either shorten or get rid of those spaghettis. Also, less eye makeup, I think. Overall, it’s a cute idea, though.

  • Abigail Tyrrell

    bloody hilarious – you go girl!

  • jilly_d

    God, she’s practically unrecognizable out of her Maid of Tarth drag! I wish the fit in the bust wasn’t such a tragedy, but the dress is fun and she looks thrilled to be wearing it, so I’ll let it slide this time.

  • GillianHolroyd

    Def those straps need to be shortened to raise the bodice and then it wouldn’t be pulling over her mid-section.

  • Judy_S

    Glad to see she’s recovered so nicely from her encounter with the Hound. She looks amazing.

  • Constant Reader

    Blanche Devereaux’s best nightgown.

  • I agree the top is a little dicey, but I love the print and I think it makes up for the deficiencies in design. Flamingoes in summer = seasonally appropriate, for once. Also I’m glad she went with the white pumps. Focus pulling shoes are not needed with this print.

    • DuBey2

      Yep. The one time white pumps work.

  • SistaT

    Brienne of fucking Tarth in a dress. I dig it.

  • Glam Dixie

    She’s joking, right? Haha, what a kidder!

  • d4divine

    Her stature allows her to pull this dress off. It would look ridiculous on a shorter woman.

  • Lex

    Brienne looks feminine and fun. Sure, it’s wrinkly and the bust isn’t the best fit, but her happiness, sense of fun, and lack of armor make it all forgivable, but maybe I’m just partial to her character 😀

  • nannypoo

    I think this dress is fabulous. It doesn’t fit her at all, and her boobs + spaghetti straps are not a good combination, but the print and shape are fun. I love it.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Girl needs to lighten up, she looks so sullen.

  • anyalama

    Any comments I could make about her style here are completely biased because I just love her so much on GoT. That being said, I want to yank this up a couple inches.

  • gayle

    oh Brienne of Tarth you are so pretty and tall and kick ass, you deserve a better dress.

  • Nika E

    The more I look at it the more I like it. Except forthe shoes. I have no tolerance for white pointy toe shoes. They are hideous.

  • FibonacciSequins

    It would have taken five minutes to tailor those straps and it could have been an attagirl. For once, white pumps are used appropriately.

    • demidaemon

      She needed a wider, more supportive strap for sure.

  • Katerina

    Yeah, I love her in this 🙂 It doesn’t fit correctly, but I do think the soft/flowy/feminine style is good for her: it cuts the severity of her height and size. Can you imagine her trying to get a designer to send her something that fits? And she isn’t THAT famous. It’s got to be tough. She’s enjoying it, so I say she looks great. 🙂

    Plus she had a fistfight with the Hound 😀 LOVE

  • MilaXX

    Almost. I think I want this to be a bit more easy breezy looking. Lose the train and swap the white pointy pump for a sandal. (Dear stylist, now would b the time for a white, naked sandal).Give her a tiny bit of jewelry; some earrings or bracelets. The face and hair are cute and she looks deliriously happy.
    Besides Brienne kicked butt Sunday. Her fighting scene with the Hound was a highlight in an otherwise “meh” finale.

  • merciblahblah

    I LOVE the print – come ON – it’s flamingos, for the love of Don Johnson – but I wish the straps and neckline were more substantial. That said, she looks gorgeous and happy.

  • Julie Chase

    She looks pretty, but the circa 1990’s prom dress straps are making me sad.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Pull up those straps so it’s not squishing the tops of her boobs and this would be great. I love the flamingos. It’s a fabulous print.

  • Kitten Mittons

    It looks like she tried the dress on and had it fitted without a bra on, and then wore a strapless bra to the event. Bust is all kinds of wonky. Otherwise I love this. It’s just a fun dress, and simple enough that the silliness is not overwhelming.

  • lobsterlen

    Her happiness is totally selling that dress. Love you Brienne of Tarth. Got to love a girl who bites the hounds ear off!

  • kmk05

    The print is phenomenal but the cut of the dress does nothing for her figure. And I use ‘nothing’ here gently, because the top is simply horrendous.

  • mayanempire

    Behold! Lady Brienne of Tarth…Florida. She looks pretty, though.

  • Lex

    Btw, one other thing to consider: Giles Deacon, the fashion designer of this dress, IS her real-life boyfriend. That kind of makes it all the sweeter for me, although as her bf, he could have helped with the fit better. Still cute and fun though!

  • GorgeousThings

    I NEED a flamingo dress!

  • zuzu

    That last shot is a little, “And THESE are the teeth I used to bite off the Hound’s ear!”

  • BlairBear

    She looks so pleased with herself which is great . Yeah that’s all I’m saying

  • crash1212

    Love the concept. The fit is off. She certainly looks happy, though. And that counts for a lot!

  • NMMagpie

    Brienne is still kicking butt.

  • Ditch the train….

  • kimmeister

    Bust, that’s not your dress. The fit is so bad it’s preventing me from even seeing any positives. Apparently the BK’s love her so much that they’re not outraged over the white pumps.

  • Violentcello

    Fun! I think she’d benefit from a more substantial strap, but she looks good. And now I need a dress with flamingos on it. For summer, ya know?

  • CT14

    That last photo is the best!

  • frannyprof

    She *is* having fun, here. I like that.

  • TinyDynamo

    As a non-GoT watcher (I know, I know, feel free to yell at me), I have no biased love for this actor. Which lends me to say while I love her hair and makeup, I HATE THAT DRESS WITH THE PASSION OF A THOUSAND FIERY SUNS. Seriously, no. It’s awful.

  • She looks so happy! All I can say is “Bless.”

  • Lily

    I’m really torn on this one. On one hand, I love the water color effect of the flamingo and blazing pink color, and she looks like joy personified wearing the thing. On the other hand, do we need to talk about some support for the girls here? Mind you, with this dress you can’t really do much in the way of undergarmenting, but the fabric seems to be wanting to introduce her tatas to her belly button, and the overall sheath creates a funny pooch for her.

  • in a pickle

    That fabric is the funnest thing ever, but the execution of it could be improved. She seems to like it, which is a plus.

  • JauntyJohn

    Clearly she absolutely loves it, and thus that joyful smile is the greatest accessory of all.

    I might have told her to try out some statement necklaces, just to see if there was something that complimented the look, even though simple up top is really working here as well.

  • Imasewsure

    I love love the print but the dress is awful (and the fit is worse). Still props for trying something fun

  • Funkykatt

    Wow, she’s really cute.

  • enuma

    Horrible from the front, pretty from the back. Thank the Seven that Gwenny has such a radiant smile to draw our eyes away from the titscrepancy.

  • S-k-s

    Obviously there are fit/undergarment issues, but who the hell cares when she looks so radiantly joyful? I’d take this unselfconscious, genuine moment over some posed stylist concoction any day.

  • She’s lovely, but the square-neckline and spaghetti-straps with no support is not a good look for her. Appears as though her nipples are straining to hold up the dress. I like the image on the dress, but the garment is basically just a canvas wrapped around her bod. Like Gaga’s Mona Lisa poncho a while back.

  • Kristi Mitchell

    I think if this had been a short above-the-knee dress (obviously making the flamingos smaller) it’s have been a really fun quirky summer look. As it is with a train, ugh. Also, it’s making her boobs look really weird. Not just saggy, but the top of the dress is too tight and so they are being smooshed down and then pointing back out. Not a good look girl.

  • cat772

    I think she looks fabulous and pulls off the dress marvelously. As I have already stated earlier this week, I want to climb her like a tree!

  • Oekmama

    The dress is hanging a bit low, and doing weird things to her bust, but her hair, makeup and attitude are on point. I think she looks great.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    She is the most fun girl at this party. I LOVE that summery, silly dress. She gets all the tequila shots.

  • Mothra

    I love it! and what a nice smile! Yes it looks a little like a shower curtain but so what?! She seems to love it and that’s gotta be half the battle for these kinds of outfits, right? And there’s no way I would wear that to work. So thumbs up from Mothra.

  • Trickytrisha

    I’ve decided to pretend she’s wearing a little shrug or shawl to cover up the chest area. So… wow, this is the best I’ve seen her look! Love the makeup, hair, the pattern on the dress. She’s happy and adorable.

  • demidaemon

    First of all, thank you TLo for telling me where this woman is from. Second of all, that is a hideous dress, cheaply rendered. Poor girl.

  • Synnamin

    Ok, so it looks a little bit like she wrapped herself with a corporate backdrop, but she looks so happy and fun, I just can’t hate

  • marlie

    The dress sits a little too low on her bust, but I really love this dress. Shorten those straps by an inch or two, and this would be perfect. LOVE.

  • So much fun!

  • greymain

    No…just no.

  • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

    Ms. Christie looks like she loved the dress and her moment on the red carpet, but there has to be a designer out there who could do her justice. She’s a damn true Amazon. There should be designers fighting to the death to create designs for her to wear.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    It’s a pretty dress but it sits way too low on her chest. She has really nice skin though, doesn’t she?

  • t bell

    We had a shower curtain with this pattern when I was a kid.

  • PumpkintheCat

    She looks great – dress just needs hoicking up a bit. I bet she’s the funnest gal at the party.

  • Sophie

    Hate the dress, love the print. It’s just amazing.

  • ♠♥zee♣♦

    No. Too tight on her.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I LOVE the watercolor effect! Those flamingos are BEAUTIFUL!

  • Zombiepeep

    The fit seems a bit off but I don’t care because I adore her. Brienne the Beauty!

  • AnneElliot

    I’m sure I could pick this apart all over the place but she looks so adorably cute and smiley that I just can’t. Brienne, you clean up so nicely!! Her skin is just gorgeous.

  • livesarah

    Such an awesome print, but that dress is so unkind to boobs 🙁

  • CommentsByKatie

    Adore the print. I think an Anya-style neckline and maxi would have really been a stunning dress in this print. The neckline as it is – absolutely horrible. If I put my hand over my screen and block the neckline, I love the dress.

  • MissFern

    I love her but the shoes are tragic.

  • traceyishere

    Are those flamingo’s bleeding? She needs a bra.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    It’s so much of a block up and down. Needs more shape…

  • Kirstin McAulay

    Saw a fab tweet that said that Brienne was Arya’s ‘It Gets Better’ video…. love her soooo much!

  • KT


  • Madeline Zappala

    i would be 100% behind this dress if the bust fit better

  • Weird fit in the bust, but otherwise, she’s cute as heck.

  • dschubba

    Yikes. That’s deeply unflattering.

  • Zuber

    She is lovely but that dress looks like a sleeping gown and too tight on bust.

  • JynxTheCat

    HAH! FUN! I wish the drawing stopped midway down the flamingos and the bottom was entirely pink though. No legs just color on the line of birdies.