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Late '30s Australia
In director Baz Luhrman's grand epic Australia, Nicole Kidman stars as Lady Sarah Ashley, an English aristocrat whose husband has gone to Australia to start a cattle farm. When she hasn't heard from him, she decides to fly there and find him herself. Lady Sarah's costumescreated by Luhrman's wife, costume director Catherine Martinplay an important role in the film, evolving alongside the character herself. Martin and her skilled team created all the costumes for the late '30s/early '40s era, and used a few brands that existed at the time. "Prada started making luggage in 1913, so it's likely [Sarah] would've owned Prada luggage," says Martin of the abundant trunks and cases she commissioned Prada to recreate.