While nailing 19th century conventions and language are critical to replicating life in 1860s New York City, the new BBC America crime drama COPPER has another edge: Clothes painstakingly hand-tailored and sewn from only fabrics available at the time. Costume designer Delphine White led the design and production of "600 dresses, frock coats and union suits" for the show. But it's not all meticulous reproduction and corsets—find out what Mick Jagger and Robert Mapplethorpe have to do with the show's costumes:

Feast your eyes on the sumptuous finery amid the intrigue in BBC America's COPPER, a gripping new cop drama series from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana. COPPER premieres Sunday, August 19th at 10/9c only on BBC America—watch a trailer below!