Who had the best ensemble at last night’s ‘House of the Dragon’ premiere?

Last night was the big LA premiere for HBO’s House of the Dragon. Last week, we saw the full-length trailer for the prequel series and I kind of thought it was a big snooze. The main plot seems to be “disruption within the Targaryens” as the king’s daughter and the king’s brother beef about who gets to rule Westeros next. I kind of think the casting is an issue, purely because there are not enough big-name actors in the series. Yes, it’s a meaty part for Matt Smith, but beyond that? Game of Thrones season one had Sean Bean, Lena Headley and Peter Dinklage, all of them well-known actors before GoT.

Anyway, the young actresses are trying to make their mark sartorially. Emma D’Arcy – arguably the co-lead of the series – wore Vetements Spring 2022. The suit itself is boxy and boring, but their styling!!! This haircut!! My goodness.

Olivia Cooke wore Thom Browne. This is really nice? It reminds me of Gucci from twenty years ago.

Emily Carey in Givenchy Spring 2022. As Tim Gunn would say, this is a lot of look. I mean, bold choice for her, especially given that most people will probably be introduced to her through this series?

Matt Smith looked kind of sleazy-hot.

Milly Alcock wore a gown from the 2006 Alexander McQueen spring collection. I really like this? I remember it from back in the day, this was one of McQueen’s best collections.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Lady D says:

    I think Olivia Cook looks best, but I love Millie Alcock’s dress. Emma D’Arcy looks like she got the Justin Trudeau cut.

    • Erin says:

      OT but what in the world happened there? I saw a pic of him scrolling and thought it must be an old one but then I saw him with the pope and was like “What the hell happened to his hair???” He had beautiful glorious hair and he chopped it into the late 90’s early aughts Caesar cut! Why? Just why?

      • Lady D says:

        Who knows what he was thinking, but it’s so bad. Maybe it’s the heat, it’s supposed to hit 40C in the bottom half of BC today. Other than to add ice cubes to the birds water fountain, I’m officially inside for the rest of the day.

  2. damejudi says:

    Olivia Cooke is giving me old school Laurie Anderson vibes.

    Is she wearing fancy, futuristic Crocs?

  3. Frederik says:

    I saw the Comic Con panel and this cast has zero chemistry, it was painful to watch not to mention the very cold reaction of the audience

  4. Jenns says:

    Lack of big named actors? This is Paddy Considine erasure, lol. Were are my fellow Paddy stans at?

    • AM says:

      Right here with ya, babe. I’ll watch Paddy in absolutely anything. That man is a treasure.

    • JM says:

      Commenting for the first time ever to say HERE!! Right here. There are dozens of us!! 😀

  5. Margaret says:

    This has to be one of the most bland cast ever

  6. Colby says:

    I will never understand purposely ugly outfits like Emma’s.

  7. Barbiem says:

    They all look quite ghastly, dress wise.
    I do love they went pretty bold, its fun to look at it.
    I do plan on watching the new GoT
    Looking forward to it

  8. Anna says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Emily Carey looks *exactly* like Keira Knightley in Love Actually in the first picture?

  9. Isabella says:

    Matt Smith, oh no. He was whiney and wooden as Prince Phillip on the Crown. I was so glad when the series moved forward in time & we got that complex sexy Phillip instead. Tobias Menzies.

    Matt does look sleazy/hot on this red carpet. Have to give him that.

    Love Olivia’s gown.

  10. anniefannie says:

    This is huuuuge night for all of them. ( maybe not so much Matt Smith )
    Why do they all look so miserable?!
    And I’m not referring to the fashion, which for the most part I think is forward/interesting but their faces?!?

  11. jferber says:

    Matt Smith needed to polish and shine those shoes. Inexcusable.

  12. PPP says:

    The plot is NOT what the trailers lead you to believe lol. I didn’t expect to want to see this but the actresses who play Rhaenyra are really compelling to me, the story is already written, and it IS good, so I don’t think this show will have the later-season problems that GOT has. Very interested to see if Olivia Cooke has the chops for her role, and I don’t normally care for Matt Smith but I’m feeling his Daemon, who is one of the more compelling characters in the GOT world.