Look at these costumes now.
Riley Keough is set to star in the Amazon Video adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestselling novel, “Daisy Jones & The Six,” premiering on March 3 — and there’s a sweet secret tribute to the actress’s late grandfather, Elvis Presley, hidden in the musical show’s costume design.
“We didn’t talk about her family that much or her lineage — I was very respectful of her private life — but I did find this woman named Love Melody who made rock and roll clothes in the ’70s,” costume designer Denise Wingate told People.
“She actually made two jumpsuits for Elvis Presley, so I had her make two beautiful, long coats for the show,” she added, revealing that one piece is a “denim leather patchwork long coat” and the other “a beautiful rust leather.”
Keough, 33, stars as titular character Daisy Jones in a Fleetwood Mac-inspired ‘70s rock band that struggles with its rise to fame.
“I thought it was nice to bring that back in the fold and have a little bit of that history,” the costume designer continued of the subtle tribute.
The “Zola” actress is the the eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Riley’s mother, Lisa Marie, was Elvis’ only child and passed away at age 54 on Jan. 12 after suffering from cardiac arrest.
The 10-episode series also stars Suki Waterhouse, Camila Morrone, Sam Claflin and more as the glamorous rockers.
“Every character had their own specific style,” Wingate explained. “Camila (Camila Morrone) was early Ali MacGraw and … Bianca Jagger. Suki [Waterhouse], who plays Karen, was a little bit Patti Smith with some Suzi Quatro and Marc Bolan from T. Rex … and a little bit of Joan Jett,” Wingate explained. “Billy (Sam Claflin) was early Bruce Springsteen from the ’70s when he was super, super cool.”
As for Daisy, her transformation from unknown soul singer to world-famous rockstar with a drug problem and finally respected talent is displayed in her clothes, including her various fur coats, lots of black clothes for her dark spiral and a wedding dress found on Etsy. The finale is a shimmering Halston gown that Keough suggest costume designers cut into a cape for a dramatic flair.
“There is a part of Riley that is Daisy,” Wingate said. “I think it was perfect casting.”