When it came to translating Billie Holiday’s iconic, glamorous style to the screen for his upcoming Hulu biopic The United States vs. Billie Holiday, director Lee Daniels told Vogue he turned to Anna Wintour for advice. After the magazine’s editor-in-chief suggested Prada, nine looks were born that Andra Day, who portrays the legendary jazz singer, wears throughout the film — and Daniels’ favorite is the gown in the “All of Me” performance at the end, a sketch of which was provided to PEOPLE.
The drawing depicts a floor-length, cap-sleeve gown featuring an intricately embellished bodice and blush-pink tulle skirt. I dropped in on most of the fittings and I was involved on all tests with final notes where necessary,” says Daniels, 61, noting that he believes Holiday’s fashion legacy still lives on today. “Tailored clothing and glamour are timeless elements of style.