Baz Luhrmann helped adapt this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.

VOGUE - 25 Years Later, Romeo + Juliet's Costumes are as Magical as Ever

Here, Barrett shares the story behind the costumes, from her eclectic range of references, to collaborating with Miuccia Prada on DiCaprio’s tailoring, to how she used clothes to bring Shakespeare’s romantic tale back to vivid, unforgettable life. 

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14 Fashion Facts from Romeo + Juliet's Costume Designer

Did you know…

…Dane’s Angel Dress has a secret message embroidered on it?

…DiCaprio’s Wedding Suit was custom made by Miuccia Prada?

…Dolce & Gabbana hooked Barrett up with outfits for the extras?

…Almost everything was custom made by Barrett’s team?

…The Hawaiian shirts had references and foreshadowing?

…The character’s party costumes are representations of their “True Selves?”

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