Stylist: Alexandra Cronan & Kate Foley Osterweis from Studio &
assisted by Kat Cook
Outfit: custom Thom Browne by Thom Browne
Makeup Artist: Nina Park assisted by Yukari Obayashi Bush
Hairstylist: Bryce Scarlett
Manicurist: Ashlie Johnson
Clutch: Tyler Ellis
Another day, another actress who attended the Los Angeles premiere of “House of the Dragon“. Today is Olivia Cooke‘s turn.
For the event, the now dark-haired Olivia looked regal in a sequined custom Thom Browne dark blue gown featuring a sculpted corset with an exaggerated hip and a floating, drop-waist skirt made of duchesse satin.
Cooke accessorized the look with a Tyler Ellis Lee Pouchet clutch in Sapphire Satin, Garrard Albemarle Abstract Convertible High Jewelry diamond drop earrings in 18ct white gold and a Garrard Evermore Pear Shaped diamond Halo ring in platinum with diamonds. She also appeared to wear a pair of dark blue velvet sandals with a square-toe.
Such an important occasion required to go all out and Cooke and her stylists Kate Foley and Alexandra Cronan opted for a custom Thom Browne creation.
The actress revealed to Vogue her thought process and why in the end, wearing a full sequined dress was not too much for a premiere of this scale: “I think we wanted this to feel a little bit elevated. It’s a huge premiere and one of the biggest things I’ve done to date, so it felt only right in L.A. to bring a bit of Hollywood glamour but then to sort of cut it with the cool edge that Thom Browne brings.”
“I love Thom Browne‘s corsetry and that they work with all shapes. At first, when there was the element of sequins added, I was like, ‘Oh, God, is this gonna be too showgirl? But then with the navy and the minimal hair and makeup, it just felt really cool and understated’.”
MUA Nina Park, a master of the no-makeup-makeup look, applied on the actress just a pair of long natural false lashes and a nude lipstick. The hair, pretty much keeping on with the Old Hollywood vibe, reminded us of a Veronica Lake coif with a modern twist.
Cooke‘s personality and that of the character she will portray (Lady Alicent Hightower) in the series clash so much that it will be quite amusing to see how she managed to inhabit the body of someone who can be so distant from her.
Apparently the “Slow Horses” actress was drawn to acting in the series by the complexity of the character but also the fact that the show is centered around two women who are used as pawns in a patriarchal society and how much it mirrors our current situation. The difficult journey she will go through to understand how much she was manipulated, surely made the experience worthwhile–not a role for the faint of heart.
House of the Dragon, marketed as Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon, is an American fantasy drama television series created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal for HBO.
It is a prequel to the television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019) and is based on portions of Martin‘s 2018 novel Fire & Blood. Set two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the beginning of the end of House Targaryen; the events leading up to and covering the Targaryen war of succession, known as the “Dance of the Dragons“.
In the series, Olivia Cooke plays the role of Lady Alicent Hightower: the daughter of Ser Otto Hightower (played by Rhys Ifans), raised in the Red Keep and a part of the king’s inner circle. Known as the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms.