Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.
Sansa’s wedding gown. Embroidery by Michele Carragher
For Sansa’s wedding dress, the designer wanted to have an embroidered band that wrapped around which symbolizes Sansa’s life from the Tully/Stark beginnings to the entanglement with the Lannisters.
Her story starts at her lower back where the Tully trout & the Stark direwolf entwine. As we move round to the front, the Lannister lion is becoming dominant over the direwolf. The embroidery had pale golden tones but woven through the story are ripe reds, symbolizing the growing Lannister influence over her.