When it came to putting together Billy’s look, Daisy Jones and the Six costume designer Denise Wingate had a very particular inspiration in mind.
Denise exclusively told E! News, “The only reference that I felt really strongly about was Bruce Springsteen for Sam Claflin, who plays Billy Dunne.”
And that’s actually why Billy’s style remains consistent throughout the show, about a fictional rock band rising to fame in the 1970s and the strain that stardom caused on their relationships.
“I felt Billy was a character that was going to stay true to his roots and didn’t get caught up in the fame,” Denise revealed. “And I’ve always felt that way about Springsteen: He’s managed to carry that legacy throughout his entire career.”
However, Denise admitted that looking like The Boss wasn’t the most exciting thing in the world.
“While I was dressing everybody else in these fabulous leather jackets and fur coats,” she said, “He’d be like, ‘Another denim shirt, thanks.'”
But hey, at least Sam avoided the sweaty trouser situation.