Advertisement

Gwendoline Christie’s Model Moments on Fashion Runways: John Galliano’s Maison Margiela Paris Show, Vivienne Westwood and More Through the Years

Gwendoline Christie was once told that she wouldn’t make it as an actress due to being a 6 foot, 3 inch woman, as she has shared in many interviews. But since debuting on television as Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s massive hit “Game of Thrones” in 2012, Christie has found her audience not only on screen but also on fashion runways.

Before “Game of Thrones,” Christie had some experiences as a model and posed for Australian photographer Polly Borland in a series titled “Bunny.” Her debut on the runway, however, came after joining the drama. She was invited to walk for Vivienne Westwood at the brand’s fall 2015 show during Paris Fashion Week.

More from WWD

In the last decade, Christie, who has been cast in other hit series such as “The Sandman” and “Wednesday,” was invited to walk for Miu Miu, Thom Browne and Tomo Koizumi, always wearing dramatic silhouettes and bringing her theatrical background to the runway.

On Thursday, Christie closed Maison Margiela’s spring 2024 couture show in Paris, wearing a porcelain doll-inspired look with makeup reminiscing Bette Davis in “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane…?”

Here, WWD takes a look back at Christie’s runway appearances through the years.

Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Westwood’s fall 2015

Gwendoline Christie modeling, Vivienne Westwood, fall 2015, paris fashion week runway
Gwendoline Christie on the runway for Vivienne Westwood’s fall 2015 in Paris.

Vivienne Westwood’s fall 2015 collection was inspired by unisex clothing and the questioning of gender roles in society. Christie not only walked the runway for the brand as she fronted Westwood’s “Unisex” campaign.

Gwendoline Christie, Fashion for Relief 2017

Gwendoline Christie modeling, Fashion for Relief 2017, cannes film festival, runway
Gwendoline Christie on the runway at Fashion for Relief 2017 during the Cannes Film Festival.

Christie was one of the stars invited to the Fashion for Relief, a charity runway hosted by Naomi Campbell during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The event raised funds to help families suffering during the refugee crisis.

Gwendoline Christie, Tomo Koizumi’s fall 2019

Gwendoline Christie modeling, Tomo Koizumi, fall 2019, nyfw, runway
Gwendoline Christie on the runway for Tomo Koizumi’s fall 2019 in New York.

Tomo Koizumi’s fall 2019 collection was filled with colors and voluminous shapes. Christie wore one of the cheerful looks of the collection on the runway. She was covered in colorful, dramatic ruffles.

Gwendoline Christie, Miu Miu’s resort 2019

Gwendoline Christie modeling, Miu Miu, cruise 2019, paris fashion week, runway
Gwendoline Christie on the runway for Miu Miu’s resort 2019 in Paris.

Christie joined Uma Thurman, Kate Bosworth, Chloë Sevigny, Sadie Sink and Rowan Blanchard on Miu Miu’s resort 2019 runway show. The collection featured 1960s-inspired outfits, like the one worn by Christie.

Gwendoline Christie, Thom Browne’s spring 2023

Gwendoline Christie modeling, Thom Browne, spring 2023, paris fashion week, runway
Gwendoline Christie on the runway for Thom Browne’s spring 2023 in Paris.

Thom Browne brought a fashion show inspired by the story of Cinderella to present his spring 2023 collection in Paris. Wearing a dramatic look from the collection, Christie played her version of Prince Charming on the runway.

Gwendoline Christie, Maison Margiela’s spring 2024

Gwendoline Christie modeling, Maison Margiela, spring 2024, paris fashion week, runway, john galliano, whatever happened to baby jane
Gwendoline Christie on the runway for Maison Margiela’s spring 2024 in Paris.

Christie closed Margiela’s spring 2024 show in Paris. The brand’s Artisanal collection, designed by John Galliano, was inspired by theatrical costumes.

Best of WWD