Since first bursting onto our screens with their showstopping performance in House of the Dragon back in August, Emma d’Arcy and their rapid ascent to fame has been a joy to witness. Equally as exciting as their turn as princess Rhaenyra Targaryen? The actor’s razor-sharp eye for style.
While you might see them on-screen sporting the signature lengthy blonde tresses of the Targaryen clan and in sweeping, medieval-inspired gowns befitting the show’s fantasy setting, d’Arcy’s personal style has a more dangerous edge. Just take their look for the London premiere of House of the Dragon, which featured a tinsel-like golden Acne Studios lurex vest, or their outfit for the Los Angeles premiere, for which they paired an oversized Vetements suit with a pair of steel-capped chunky white boots.
Still, it was a treat to see d’Arcy step out in London last night for the GQ Men of the Year awards in what may well be their slickest look yet: a black leather jacket and matching trousers by Alexander McQueen. (Although with its particular brand of refinement and edge, who could be a better fit for d’Arcy than McQueen?) With their hair newly dyed a striking shade of crimson and one of the brand’s signature knuckleduster-handle clutches, it offered an elevated take on classic biker fashion—and served as further proof, if you needed it, that d’Arcy is a style star firmly on the rise.