Rocketman (2019) – The Costumes of Rocketman – Paramount Pictures
Taron Egerton: I have found the process of inhabiting Elton John and his wardrobe incredibly liberating. 🎵 “Hey kids, shake it loose together…” 🎵 Taron Egerton: Julian Day is definitely the most brilliant designer I’ve ever worked with. He’s incredibly collaborative, and he understands the relationship between the costumes and the performance. Julian Day: What we talked about was using the basis of Elton’s clothes, to create our own look for him. Jamie Bell: The costumes are brilliant. 🎵 “She’s got electric boots…” 🎵 “Can you even play the piano in those?” Jamie Bell: Just brings the film to life. “Maybe I should have tried to be more ordinary.” “You were never ordinary.” 🎵 “Oh how it feels so real…” 🎵 Julian Day: There’s over fifty pairs of shoes, there’s over fifty pairs of glasses, there’s a massive, massive amount of material. I really love the “Yellow Brick Road” outfit. I obviously looked at The Wizard of Oz. So you’ve got a blue suit with ruby red shoes on, made of Swarovski crystals. The shirt is made of silver fabric, which is like the Tin Man. He’s got a straw hat on, for the Scarecrow. And a big fake-fur coat for the Lion. 🎵 “Hold me closer, tiny dancer.” 🎵 Elton John: When I do a show, even now, twenty minutes before I go on, I choose my outfit. And until then, I don’t become Elton. And then when I put that outfit on, I’m in the part.