The next morning Diana Moseley arrived at our hotel suite. She was the costume designer for the Magic Tour and was delivering for the first time Freddie’s campest costume, a deep red cloak trimmed in fake ermine and a jewelled crown fit for royalty.
It was extraordinary to watch him as he threw the cloak over his white towelling robe, put on his crown and strutted around, the cloak fell as he moved. He loved it. And so did all the fans that night. As the crowds cheered, I thought: ‘That’s my man!’
Jim Hutton | Mercury and Me
Freddie; Late 70s Outfits
Live at the Ernst Merck Halle in Hamburg, Germany (1979)
Photo by Ellen Poppinga