The Rodeo Drive Committee and the City of Beverly Hills inducted acclaimed costume and production designer Catherine Martin into the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style® on February 28, 2014 at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Cate Blanchett and Tobey Maguire joined in celebrating Ms. Martin and her work at the award ceremony.
Ms. Martin was the twenty-first recipient and first Australian to receive the coveted award. She was also recognized with a bronze plaque featuring her signature and quote permanently embedded into the sidewalk of Rodeo Drive. The on-going award, inaugurated in 2003, honors style legends for their contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment.
Ms. Martin’s work for “The Great Gatsby” has been heralded by critics and has garnered two 2014 Academy Award® nominations for Best Costume Design and Production Design. Martin collaborated with Miuccia Prada to design dresses for the big party scenes and researched the archives of Tiffany & Co. and Brooks Brothers to create ultra-luxe jewelry and menswear from the era. She has also collaborated with many of Hollywood’s brightest stars in her films including Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, Ewan MacGregor, Carey Mulligan, Claire Danes, Hugh Jackman, and Beyoncé. Martin previously won Academy Awards® for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction – Set Decoration for “Moulin Rouge” in 2001.
Previous Rodeo Drive Walk of Style® honorees include, Bulgari, Missoni, Iman, Cartier, Valentino Garavani, Manolo Blahnik, James Galanos, Gianni and Donatella Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Mario Testino, Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani and other notable fashion figures. Honorees are selected by an independent committee comprised of media, celebrities, past honorees and academics in the worlds of fashion and entertainment.
Still Photos: Feliz Mc Innis