Emilia Clarke, the star of HBO’s “Game of Thrones" is playing Holly Golightly on Broadway, the great heroine and muse of Truman Capote’s’ Breakfast at Tiffany’s, imortalised on the silver screen in a Givenchy little black dress, oversized wayfarers, long black gloves, pearls. Except for Broadway the iconic 50s image is not being recreated - instead the producers have returned to the text and set their Golightly in the ’40s. It might come as a surprise for those familiar with the famously reflected image in the window of Tiffany’s (and who isn’t?) that instead this Golightly’s in a wartime wardrobe inspired by Mainbocher and Dior’s New Look - 25 costume changes that ride from cocktail frocks to riding habits.
The opening of the production provides the always welcome opportunity to celebrate the little black dress and all of the classic styles made famous by Ms. Hepburn.