Costume and production designer Catherine Martin will receive the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award for her work on husband and director Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” the Rodeo Drive Committee and the city of Beverly Hills announced Wednesday. The award presentation is scheduled to take place Feb. 28 at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.
The Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award was established in 2003 to honor significant contributions to the style and entertainment worlds. Past recipients include fashion designers Giorgio
Native Australians, Martin and Luhrmann are known for their collaborative work. In 2001, Martin won two
She's also a nominee this year for a costume design Oscar for
To create “The Great Gatsby’s” glamorous, 1920s-era costumes — there were 1,700 designs and 500 outfits in all — Martin partnered with Tiffany & Co., Miuccia
An outdoor banner exhibition of Martin’s sketches for “The Great Gatsby” (including the one featured here) will be on view on Rodeo Drive from Feb. 17 to March 2.
Moving from the fantasy of film sets to home interiors, Martin has also been designing furnishings, bedding, wallpaper, paint and more since 2008 for companies such as Designer Rugs, Anthropologie, Porter’s Paints and Mokum fabrics.
She is working with Luhrmann on the stage production “Strictly Ballroom: The Musical,” a new musical version of the play that originated in 1984, which is to premiere at the Sydney Lyric in March.