Costume Designer Julian Day Dives Into ‘Rocketman’s’ Glam Looks

Published on Dec 04, 2019

Could Julian Day be the unofficial go-to costume designer for movies about icons? With films such as “Control” (Joy Division), “Nowhere Boy” (John Lennon), “Rush”, “Diana” (Princess Di) and “Bohemian

Rhapsody” (Freddie Mercury and Queen) on his eclectic resume, Day’s grasp of what directors and actors need to create the right tone and larger-than-life characters can be seen in “Rocketman.” The Elton John biopic stars Taron Egerton as John, and his costumes had to not only look authentic, but also had to stand up to the rigors of filming as well as performing, given John’s legendary onstage antics. Day also got to show off his knowledge on last season’s “Project Runway,” which mounted an Elton John costume challenge, with Day as the guest judge.

How did you find yourself in the throes of 1970s rock stardom again?

I worked with Dexter [Fletcher] on “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Freddie Mercury was flamboyant,

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Author: Carole Horst