Sophie Turner recalls splurging own cash on Vivienne Westwood for first red carpet

Sophie Turner has revealed her biggest fashion purchase for her red carpet debut.



Sophie Turner in Vogue. Photo by Mikael Jansson
Sophie Turner in Vogue. Photo by Mikael Jansson

Sophie Turner splashed out on Vivienne Westwood shoes for her first-ever red-carpet appearance aged 13.

The 'Game of Thrones' star has recalled having to style herself and buy her own clothes when she made her first carpet appearance as a teen, and how she used her paycheque to buy statement designer shoes to go with her high street outfit.

She told British Vogue magazine: “The first time I walked the red carpet I remember I had to buy my own clothes. I didn’t have a stylist.

"I wore a Topshop dress and a pair of red Vivienne Westwood shoes, which were the biggest purchase I’d ever made because I’d just gotten paid.”

The 28-year-old actress continues to work with Louis Vuitton and is an inspiration to artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière.

She previously told Vogue: “The way that I dress is always aligned with the way Nicolas designs."

Meanwhile, Sophie previously admitted she will "forever regret" the outfit she wore to Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie's wedding.

She donned a red blazer dress with over-the-knee boots to her former 'Game of Thrones' co-stars' nuptials in 2018 but she admitted it wasn't her first choice as she had two "really classy" dresses lined up to wear but neither of them fitted.

She told ELLE UK: "I'll forever regret this look. This was one of my worst looks.

"I had a fashion emergency. Both of the really classy dresses that I picked out did not fit me. It was a disaster.

"It was either the thigh-high boots or these nice heels but I felt like if I just wore the heels all of my leg is showing, if I cover up a little bit then... urgh, it was a disaster. Worst fashion choice."

The British star - who has daughters Willa, four, and 10-month-old Delphine with estranged spouse Joe Jonas - admitted it wasn't the first time she'd put together an outfit at the last minute, recalling the House of Fraser dress and River Island boots she donned for the 'Game of Thrones' season three press tour.

She said: "I don't think I had a stylist, or I did, but I didn't have an outfit for this event. This was a self-put-together look, no stylist involved, and I think I did a pretty good job."

Read the full feature in the June issue of British Vogue, which is available via digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 21 May, and visit for more.