Singer Elton John wrapped up his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour last night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. “Tonight is a special night for me, a very emotional night,” John said after playing “Philadelphia Freedom” on the piano. “It’s been a long journey.” The choice of venue is important given that it was where John played his sold-out arena concert in 1975 and he wore one of the most iconic costumes of all time. You may remember the sequined baseball jersey in Los Angeles. The Dodgers he wore were designed by stage style master Bob McKee. This look was so memorable that stars like Harry Styles still recreate it today.
For John’s farewell concert at the famous venue, he and Mackie teamed up again to revive the Dodgers image, but this time it looked and felt different. She.” inlaid with crystal and pearls he wanted to faithfully reproduce. A baseball cap because the original was lost many years ago. “I didn’t have the original hat from 47 years ago, so I had to rely on memory and photos,” Maki told Vogue. “But it’s as close to the original as possible.” The drawing was done with “bright blue sequins.” . , crystal rhinestones in two different sizes and white embroidery with large rhinestone buttons on both sides of the visor”. “I was able to locate and use as many of these materials as were available.”
In terms of clothing, John partnered with Gucci to update the Dodgers’ uniforms, the Italian fashion house creating sequined tunics in the Dodgers’ signature shades of blue and silver. “The Gucci robe is a sweet homage to the original,” says McKee, referring to the traditional combination of baseball jersey and skinny pants John wore in the ’70s. Nearly 40 years later, McKee never thought his original Dodgers suit he would become as famous as he is today. “I didn’t expect it. At that time, I created a lot of different things for him. It was just a joke. I’m glad it was a moment.”