ELVIS: The 'Louisiana Hayride' Suit
For the film in ELVIS (Baz Luhrmann, 2022) designer Catherine Martin and her team painstakingly recreated many of the famous clothes worn by Elvis Presley throughout his life.
This costume, made for the crucial scene in which Elvis makes his debut on the Hayride stage in Louisiana, features a a pink, light woollen suit jacket with black accents on the shoulders, black piping on the jacket edge, cuffs and collar, and black buttons on the front of the jacket and cuff of each sleeve.
He also wears pink, light woollen trousers with a pink-and-black narrow snakeskin belt with brass buckle, and a black lace, short-sleeved button-up shirt. The outfit is anchored by a pair of 2-tone brogues and pink-and-black argyle-pattern socks.
Fluidity, matched with the striking pink fabric, is the key characteristic of this outfit.
Summary by Jenny Gall