From The Great Gatsby to Moulin Rouge, Get Inspired by Baz Luhrmann's Fashionable Films

The internet has been in a state of hysteria all day over last night's big reveal of the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's highly-anticipated The Great Gatsb
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The internet has been in a state of hysteria all day over last night's big reveal of the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's highly-anticipated The Great Gatsb
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The internet has been in a state of hysteria all day over last night's big reveal of the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's highly-anticipated The Great Gatsby. Scored by Kanye West, Jay-Z and Jack White, and brimming with amazing period costumes, it's two minutes of roaring twenties decadence with 2012 appeal. In addition to being extremely excited to see this movie (and extremely annoyed it doesn't come out until Christmas), we're inspired. All we want to do now is wear drop-waist dresses and sparkly headbands. Luckily, they're totally on-trend, since both Gucci's and Ralph Lauren's spring 2012 collections were Gatsby-inspired.

We did a little research and realized that many of Luhrmann's films have great, timeless, inspiring costumes. And no wonder--they all have the same costume designer: Catherine Martin, who also happens to be married to Luhrmann. Clearly the two are a great match--from 1993's Strictly Ballroom to 2001's Moulin Rouge. Even Australia, despite being god-awful, had great, bold costumes, many of which are still relevant today. Plus, Luhrmann has been infiltrating the fashion world more than ever lately, having just directed several short films for the Miuccia Prada/Elsa Schiaparelli Met exhibit (for which his Daisy Buchanan, Carey Mulligan, co-chaired the opening gala).

To see how the fashion in his films has stood the test of time, click through for a look back at all of them, alongside some modern-day options inspired by them, which you can buy today.

The Great Gatsby

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All Saints dress, $550; Reiss clutch, $210; Eliza J faux fur stole, $78; Pearl barrette clip, $5.

The Great Gatsby

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Topshop hair slide set, $18; Zara dress, $159; Long evening gloves, $44.

Romeo + Juliet

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J. Crew gown, $750; ASOS cross necklace, $11.

Romeo + Juliet

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Reyn Spooner shirt, $89; Reyn Spooner shirt, $89; J. Crew jeans, $69.

Australia

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Pearl River dress, $55; Free People, $12.

Australia

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Minnentonka hat, $60; J. Crew shirt, $118; Alexander McQueen scarf, $325.

Moulin Rouge

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Topshop playsuit, $300; Black top hat, $10; Chanel lipstick, $29.

Strictly Ballroom

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D&G tuxedo pants, $228; Isabel Marant vest, $4,100.

Strictly Ballroom

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Bebe dress, $198; ASOS earrings, $19.