Cersei's Gown in the 'Game of Thrones' Finale Might Hint at Her Future

Is she becoming the new Tywin—or can Jaime save her?

The season six finale (opens in new tab) of Game of Thrones saw Cersei ascend to the Iron Throne while wearing a terrific coronation gown that got fans talking.

Now, costume designer Michele Clapton revealed more about the new Queen's spectacular attire—and it turns out a lot of thought has gone into it.

"I knew it had to be leather, and I knew it had to be linked to Tywin," she told Vanity Fair (opens in new tab). "I wanted a distinct, strong silhouette, so I squared her shoulders."

"I also wanted the dress to skim her ankles so that you could see her feet—again, strength."

"The silver shoulders are decorated in a similar manner to Jaime's gold hand—the one person that she still has something with."

There's a lot of speculation that Cersei's time is up (opens in new tab) soon and she'll end up like her father—dead.

Furthermore, there's a fan theory that if she does meet her maker, it could be by her brother/on-off lover Jaime's hand. So the detail of the silver shoulders is intriguing.

As for the color of Cersei's gown, Clapton was confident in her decision—and not just because of sadness at those she's lost.

"Black was the obvious choice," she said. "Yes, it is for mourning her children, her father—but it's more than that."

"To me, it represents a deadness inside her—the overwhelming desire for power at any cost."

"The multi-layered effect created by mounting the leather onto silver brocade gives a more complex feeling, implying that nothing achieved is ever simple."

Game of Thrones will return to HBO and Sky Atlantic in 2017 for what's expected to be a shorter seventh season (opens in new tab).

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