Director Bryan Singer brings the colourful history of infamous rock-and-roll super band Queen to the big screen. All eyes are on front-man Freddie Mercury, as the film delves into his quest for a solo career and his tragic death following the AIDS epidemic in 1980. Mercury is celebrated alongside his bandmates in this cinematic homage to the influential group.
Costume designer Julian Day was able to capture Mercury’s groundbreaking fashion legacy, who she once described as a visionary for those who wanted to break free of rules and norms. Mercury was a pioneer for androgynous fashion, and the film's costumes capture the stars taste for drama and flare. From his classic embellished, plunged-neck harlequin to a recreation of the leather ensemble from the bands the Live Aid performance, iconic fashion moments are taking centre stage in this film.
“I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show,” Mercury said. This sentiment is exemplified through-out, as we are able to sit back and appreciate the stunning displays of musical and stylistic showmanship this film has to offer.