'Game of Thrones' Costume Designer Not Returning for Season 6
Michele Clapton won two Emmys for her work on the HBO hit.
A lot of people departed Westeros in Sunday's season five finale of Game of Thrones — and now there's one more: costume designer Michele Clapton will also exit after five seasons.
The two-time Emmy winner announced her departure in an interview with Fashionista.com. "I feel like I've covered all bases now. It was really important to me," she said, "knowing that I was going to leave, to actually design costumes for each [geographic] area [of Westeros] so it's complete. In my head, anyway, it's a complete look I left."
Clapton gave Cersei (Lena Headey) and the other Lannisters a gold colored palette, to match their wealth and royal status. Daenerys Targaryan (Emilia Clarke) arrived in Meereen in blue gowns — but in season five, switched to white and pale grey, as a way of "removing her from reality." The costumes for Dorne were colorful, feminine and chiffon — and for the Sand Snakes, purposefully sexy. Sansa Stark's (Sophie Turner) looks are all dark and brooding — except for her wedding look, which mirrored the royal norther way her mother Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) dressed.
So it appears season six will have a new look along with its new plotlines. Shooting on season six of Game of Thrones starts in July in Belfast.
HBO did not respond to a request for comment on Clapton's departure.