Daisy Jones is a “Gold Dust Woman.”
The first three episodes of the much-anticipated Prime Video show “Daisy Jones & the Six” are finally here, just in time to inspire all your outfits for music festival season.
Starring Riley Keough in the titular role, the adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s hit book premiered on Amazon’s Prime Video March 3, with viewers applauding the glamorous stage looks on social media.
And Denise Wingate, the costume designer behind the series’ Fleetwood Mac-inspired fashions, spoke with Page Six Style about paying homage to one of her favorite Stevie Nicks looks for the “Aurora” album cover — and how she wound up collaborating with a designer who once dressed Keough’s grandfather, Elvis Presley.
Fleetwood Mac was a “huge” inspiration.
Reid has said that the romantic tension between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham helped her write “Daisy Jones,” so it’s no surprise the ’70s rockers were all over Wingate’s mood boards.
And while the costume designer says she wanted Keough’s Daisy “to be her own person” rather than a Nicks clone, a certain look of the “Landslide” singer’s did make its way into the show.
“There was one dress that I had seen a photo of Stevie Nicks in,” she says, describing a “white sheer chiffon” number that was “just so beautiful and ethereal.”
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Wingate wound up making a version of the frock for the fictional band’s “Aurora” album cover — but viewers don’t get to see it in all its glory.
“Unfortunately, the day we shot that scene there was a freezing storm, and I ended up putting a coat on Riley to keep her warm,” Wingate reveals. “That dress didn’t get the recognition it deserved.”
Fleetwood Mac fans may also pick up on the reference in Keough’s final performance look.
“We knew for the last big show we really wanted to go out with a bang,” Wingate says. “Riley called me one day and said she was listening to ‘Gold Dust Woman’ and that she thought this was the look we should go for. We just had to find a spectacular piece.”
Luckily, Wingate discovered a gold lamé Halston caftan, which she cut down the middle to make into a cape and layered on top of a vintage metallic crochet dress.
Wingate calls it “a magical outfit” and “the perfect way to end the show.”
Some of the show’s styles have an Elvis connection.
When Wingate reached out to Levi’s to look for vintage pieces from the archives to use onscreen, the brand connected her with Melody Sabatasso, a designer who just so happened to craft jumpsuits for Presley back in the day.
“She made a lot of patchwork leather and denim pieces back in the ‘70s that I loved,” Wingate says. “I knew I wanted her to make something for the show just to have some authentic designs from the period.”
“When she told me she had made jumpsuits for Elvis, it was like kismet,” Wingate gushes, calling it a “full circle” moment.
Even the documentary scenes were inspired by real rock stars.
For certain sequences, the series’ characters appear 20 years older and reflect on the band’s golden era.
And while Wingate says she tried to make Daisy “a little more of a blank canvas” for these scenes, keyboardist Karen (Suki Waterhouse) channels “an older Chrissie Hynde or Patti Smith.”
Eddie (Josh Whitehouse), meanwhile, “would have been performing solo like Lindsey Buckingham or Richard Marx,” she notes, and it shows in his clothes.
Expect to see similar ’70s styles throughout festival season.
Wingate predicts the show’s “fabulous” coats, crochet halter tops and high-waisted flares will make a strong showing at outdoor concerts this year, along with “short shorts with knee-high boots” — a practical choice for those stomping across muddy fields in the summer sun.
Among male concert-goers, she predicts “vintage leather jackets, tight T-shirts and vintage boots” will be ubiquitous — though perhaps not the bolder bare-chested looks seen on Sebastian Chacon’s drummer character.
“I’m not sure an average guy will be able to rock a fur vest like Warren,” Wingate quips.
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