Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones' Brienne of Tarth, Looks Fierce on Runway at Paris Fashion Week—See Pics!

The 6'3" British actress showcased two chic looks on the catwalk at Vivienne Westwood's Gold Label fall / winter 2015-16 show

By Corinne Heller Mar 08, 2015 6:44 PMTags
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Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, channeled her character's fierceness on the runway on Saturday.

The 6'3" British actress showcased two chic looks on the catwalk at Vivienne Westwood's Gold Label fall / winter 2015-16 show in Paris on Saturday. Paris Fashion Week runs through Wednesday.

She sported a loose-fitting black mini dress over printed leggings and knee-high black suede platform boots as well as a gray pantsuit paired with a dark jacket and tall, tan hat. Westwood's new collection is unisex-themed. The fashion show also featured men wearing dresses and veils.

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Westwood's Twitter page also featured a backstage photo of Christie.

On Game of Thrones, Christie's character, a fan favorite, is a badass warrior with a badass attitude who rocks a suit of armor...

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...and swings a sword as well as any man.


On the show, she gets a lot of flak from men over her looks. But she doesn't let anyone push her around.


Christie has showcased chic looks off-screen before, at other fashion shows and at premieres and award shows.

Here she is at the 2015 SAG Awards.

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Christie was a "semi-professional gymnast" as a child before she suffered muscle strain in her spine, after which she took up acting she told Access Hollywood in 2012.

She has dabbled in modeling before. More than a decade ago, she caught the attention of a portrait photographer Polly Borland, who spotted her working at an interiors boutique. Christie agreed to pose for a series of photographs over the course of up to five years.

"I am 6'3" or 6'41/2", depending on when you measure me," the actress told the U.K. newspaper The Independent in 2008, four years before she joined Game of Thrones. "My parents treated my height as a wonderful thing to be celebrated, but also normal. I love being tall as you literally look at life from a different perspective: it's easier to breeze through life's turmoils; there's more room to breathe."

"When Polly came into the shop and wanted to take photos of me I just thought, 'Finally!'" she added. "Being, as some might see it, exceptionally tall for a woman, it's difficult to get people to see beyond that, and Polly does. It's very difficult for me to ever be as intelligent as I am tall, or as beautiful or, in fact, to be anything as much as I am tall."

Christie will reprise her Game of Thrones role in the upcoming fifth season, which premieres on April 12. She can also be seen in the movies The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, both set for release this winter.