Carrie-Anne Moss in all-black latex and Keanu Reeves in all-black in "The Matrix"


Private Icon: Trinity In The Matrix

A master of all-black outfits.

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It’s no surprise how much the costumes in The Matrix have inspired a slew of runway collections and outfit ideas since its release in 1999. The neo-goth aesthetic was a master of all-black ensembles, sleek materials, and, of course, tiny sunglasses.

Ahead, we take a look at Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity and her timeless wardrobe in the original film of the beloved sci-fi franchise and how you can recreate those looks today.

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Black on black on black: The ultimate Matrix ensemble.

We can totally see Trinity wearing this.

A top for going-out plans and sci-fi fight scenes.

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If you’re still on the fence about shiny vinyl pants, here’s your sign to get them.

A Matrix-inspired outfit wouldn’t be complete without tiny sunglasses.

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A sturdy platform boot to finish off your all-black look.

Who knew Trinity invented the distressed sweater trend?

Move fast before this sweater sells out.

This could easily be DIY’ed but here’s an easy find for those who aren’t so crafty.

Decades later and her outfits are still a source of fashion inspiration.

An obvious and very stylish homage to Trinity’s sleek aesthetic.

A shiny blazer version that’s just as good.

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There’s a reason why these futuristic frames are aptly called “Neo.”

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