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It’s all about the jet-setter life on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif, so it’s no surprise that the Italian fashion dynasty, the Missonis, as well as Somali-born model Iman are landing there this weekend to christen their new homes. Or, more accurately, their new homages.
They are the next style superstars to receive the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards, which are permanent plaques on the sidewalk of one of the world’s most famous, fashion-conscious shopping streets.
The Walk of Style aims to remind both tastemakers and tourists that Los Angeles has earned its fashion credibility with red carpets, film wardrobes and important retailers, even if it isn’t where most of the industry hangs its hat. Previous recipients include Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, Donatella Versace and Manolo Blahnik, all of whom attended the splashy celebrity-filled party held as part of the awards. The expectation is the same for Sunday’s ceremony.
Angela Missoni, creative director for her family’s company, says three generations will be there, including her nonagenarian father Ottavio, who founded the brand with her mother Rosita, and Angela’s daughter Margherita. Iman is coming, too, but she’s coming without her husband, David Bowie. He is staying behind in New York to take their 11-year-old to school the next day. (Daughter Alexandria will probably use the occasion to raid her closet and walk around the house in high heels, Iman says.)
Peri Ellen Berne, chairwoman of the event, says her panel of media, entertainment and fashion insiders tries to take a broad look at style influencers and come up with some unexpected choices. “We try to keep it interesting,” she says.
Iman is the sort of woman young girls aspire to be like, says Berne, carving out careers as both a model and entrepreneur, while finding time to be a real champion of charity. And, she adds, “she’s breathtakingly beautiful.”
Take a look at all the beautiful faces that attended the Beverly Hills event after the flip.