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Gwendoline Christie doesn't abide by fashion rules

Actress Gwendoline Christie admits some designers can be daunted by her height.

Gwendoline Christie doesn't abide by any rules when it comes to her wardrobe.

The English actress and model has risen to prominence after scoring the role of Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, and starring as Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Unlike her onscreen characters Gwendoline is very glamorous in real-life, and always pushes the boundaries in high-end creations from the likes of Fendi, Vivienne Westwood and Iris van Herpen.

"I've always been fascinated by clothes and art and I love the art and I love the idea of expression being wearable. There are so many ideas coming out of something as practical as clothing," she told U.K. Harper's Bazaar. "My proportions are unusual and I find that if I'm wearing clothes that are made for an average women, it's constricting. We have to allow our bodies to breathe – and I don't think there should be any rules about fashion."

Gwendoline has also been known to step out in creations customised for her by designer Giles Deacon, her partner. But she admits that her 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) height can prove daunting for some labels and designers.

"There's a lot of fabric involved, darling, and a lot of skill," she shared, adding that she always stands out on the red carpet. "The clothes are going to get noticed."

The 38-year-old's bold look and support of rising talent has also seen her honoured by the British Fashion Awards as a red carpet ambassador. And when it comes to selecting her ensembles, the blonde star always keeps a key piece of advice in mind.

"My great friend, the brilliant designer and artist Louise Gray, has always said, 'If you like it all, it'll all look good together," she smiled.

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