The TV adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestselling novel Daisy Jones & The Six hits Amazon Prime on 3 March, and we know one thing for sure: this spring, it’s going to be all about 70s fashion. Set in 1977, the show tells the story of how the iconic fictional band Daisy Jones & The Six – fronted by charismatic lead singers Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne – imploded at the very height of its powers.
The key pieces worn by cast members Riley Keough, Suki Waterhouse and Camila Morrone in the show, were inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks – the book is inspired by the band’s story. With over 1,500 outfit changes in the first five episodes alone, it’s the clothes that really bring the era into technicolour life. Here we take a look at the 70s pieces that will be infiltrating our wardrobes this season.
The Metallic Kaftan
One of the most iconic looks in the series shows a flame-haired Riley Keough in character as Daisy Jones, standing on stage for her final concert in a shimmering golden metallic kaftan. Ethereally lit, with a backdrop of swirling smoke, it’s a haunting image that instantly encapsulates the concert’s heady atmosphere as well as calling to mind Stevie Nicks at her fashion peak – Reid has admitted that she was inspired by Fleetwood Mac and its leading lady for the novel.
This is one of the key looks created by the show’s costume designer Denise Wingate. Having grown up on the Sunset Strip herself (where much of the show’s action is based), Wingate was keen to make the costumes feel as real as possible, steering clear of channelling the show into a 70s couture runway.
She spent months tracking down the vintage pieces at LA’s numerous flea markets. It was actually Keough who came up with the concept for this outfit, telling Wingate she wanted to do something gold. The dress itself was a metallic kaftan from Halston that was a hallmark of the 70s and perfectly captured the designer’s signature languid fabrications.