Daisy Jones & The Six Is an Ode to ’70s Fashion — On and Off Screen
The cast is committing to the bit, and we're not complaining.
When it was announced that Daisy Jones & The Six would be adapted for the small screen, there was a lot of nervous fan anticipation. The viral Taylor Jenkins Reid novel, based on a fictional Fleetwood Mac-inspired rock band in the ’70s, is beloved for its vivid imagery of a particularly magical time in rock-n-roll lore. How does that type of nostalgia translate to TV without feeling gimmicky? The answer is actually quite simple: fashion.
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Prime Video’s series, debuting a new episode every Friday until March 24, does its part to convey the dizzying whirlwind of ’70s-era stardom. It’s got all the makings of a good romp: a turbulent rise to fame, tension-filled love triangles, and of course, great outfits — particularly from the rotation of crochet crop tops, platform boots and flowing kaftans worn by titular singer-songwriter Daisy (played by Riley Keough). But it’s the skillful styling of off-screen appearances that has entirely transported fans to the bygone era.
In recent weeks, the cast’s leading ladies — Keough, Suki Waterhouse, Camila Morrone and Nabiyah Be — have been donning getups fit for retro superstars, complete with billowy silhouettes, plunging necklines, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, a lot of rosettes. The result? A press tour-turned-sartorial ode to all things vintage glamour. Read on for our favourites.
Disco ball dressing
Nothing captures the eclectic rich style scene of the disco-decade like a spangly-adorned frock. As such, the stars of Daisy Jones & The Six have been reliably committed to weaving reflective wares into their red-carpet moments. At a 2023 Oscars after-party, Keough, Waterhouse and Morrone were all spotted in bedazzled dresses of varying hues. Wearing Celine, Elie Saab and Valentino respectively, the actors captured the decadence of disco-going ensembles.
suki waterhouse and riley keough at the vanity fair oscars party 🥃✨ pic.twitter.com/DssaiRYWMl
— bethany (@fiImgal) March 13, 2023
This flashy styling trend has been going strong for weeks among the cast. At the Los Angeles red carpet premiere, Keough (who is also Elvis’s granddaughter, NBD) referenced sparkly 1970s dressing in a reflective black Schiaparelli Couture skirt, paired with a plunging top.
riley keough wearing schiaparelli ss23 haute couture at the daisy jones and the six premiere pic.twitter.com/bE2zkZGeN6
— ؘ (@glossyvuitton) February 24, 2023
At the same event, Nabiyah Be — who plays Daisy’s on-screen best friend and a disco pioneer in her own right — was radiant in a PatBo cut-out gown dripping in ornate jewels. To quote Shawn Mendes, “It’s giving Cher.”
PatBo dress for @daisyjonesand6 pic.twitter.com/nacePgNq2Z
— NABIYAH BE (@nabiyahbe) February 26, 2023
The coats of it all
Nothing says ’70s-era main character quite like a luxe statement jacket — just ask the fictional icon Penny Lane. As such, Daisy Jones press tour = eye-catching overcoats galore. While in New York on February 26, Morrone opted for an oversized herringbone trench alongside Keough, who wore a Tory Burch ankle-length leather jacket. To the same event, Waterhouse donned fuzzy Adrienne Landau faux fur atop a tights-as-pants ensemble — with a 3D flower choker for good measure.
riley keough leaving the empire state building in new york pic.twitter.com/pwIC0bHqU9
— best of riley keough (@keougharchive) February 28, 2023
The dedication to statement coats has been a staple throughout the press tour for both Keough and Waterhouse. Later that week, the former was spotted in an all-yellow ensemble with a matching trench.
riley keough outsite the ‘late late show’ in new york pic.twitter.com/FPiW61sJaU
— best of riley keough (@keougharchive) March 2, 2023
Days before that, Waterhouse wore a burnt-orange fur-lined coat and white go-go boots atop a pink embroidered mini dress. Who brought the time machine?
Suki Waterhouse is seen leaving 'Today' Show in New York City. pic.twitter.com/ZZ5BNpIjNi
— @21metgala (@21metgala) February 27, 2023
In line with impeccable 1970s tailoring, the cast has been referencing suiting by playing with traditional workwear silhouettes. Exhibit A: To attend the BOSS fashion show on March 15, Morrone and Waterhouse were synched up in oversized suits accessorized with dangling fringed scarves.
Suki Waterhouse and Camila Morrone arriving at BOSS fashion show in Miami early tonight! pic.twitter.com/w9Dftqw4tL
— suki waterhouse archive (@bestsukiw) March 16, 2023
At a New York screening on February 27, Keough, too, put a modern spin on ’70s style in a structured blazer paired with a bell-bottom fringe. She was the ultimate sartorial complement to Be, who also wore a black suit with a bell-bottom silhouette made out of feathers.
In what was perhaps the ultimate old-meets-new styling choice, Keough later wore a crop top and skirt set. While the ensemble’s swelling sleeves referenced the succeeding decade’s power shoulders, it simultaneously nodded to the skirt suits of the 1970s.
Riley Keough is seen outside "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in New York City. pic.twitter.com/7waxbmLLUk
— @21metgala (@21metgala) March 2, 2023
That same week, Suki Waterhouse took to the streets of NYC in a gargantuan all-white tuxedo with monochrome tattered Bermuda shorts. To drive home the look’s unbothered essence, she wore a pair of bedazzled hot pink Givenchy boots. Very rockstar, indeed.
suki waterhouse wearing givenchy pink crystals shark lock boots ✧ pic.twitter.com/T1dQ63c1jL
— it girl (@modelsdiaryy) February 28, 2023
Is any clothing item more quintessentially Stevie Nicks than a billowy cape? There’s a particular dreaminess to the visuals of her signature windswept kaftan, and as a fictionalized retelling of her story, Daisy Jones & The Six uses Keough’s on-stage performances to deliver this imagery. But off-screen, it’s become a natural red carpet choice.
Suki Waterhouse attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Prime Video's "Daisy Jones & The Six". pic.twitter.com/m6JKmcrCtE
— @21metgala (@21metgala) February 24, 2023
To attend the Los Angeles premiere, Waterhouse opted for a plunging emerald Stéphane Rolland getup comprising a trailing translucent gown atop a bodysuit. Alongside her, Morrone wore a Valentino sheer cape that channelled the witchy wonder of any tried-and-true Nicks ensemble.
Camila Morrone Wore Valentino To The ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ LA Premierehttps://t.co/oifpEw8Eoy pic.twitter.com/85hdPfxA7y
— Red Carpet Fashion Awards (@Fashion_Critic_) February 24, 2023
Of course, it’s impossible to make seminal ’70s pop culture feel as real to an audience decades later as it felt to those who actually lived it. But if we’re talking fashion, Daisy Jones & The Six comes pretty close.