Hollywood celebrities have their Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. Soon, fashion superstars will have a sidewalk of their own. The address, naturally, will be Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
Giorgio Armani will be the first recipient of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style award in a ceremony March 19, for his contribution to fashion and entertainment. Armani, 68, has many Hollywood credits, starting with the wardrobe he provided for Richard Gere in the 1980 film "American Gigolo."
The Milan-based designer single-handedly toned down the glitz of the red carpet when Jodie Foster in 1989 and Michelle Pfeiffer in 1990 wore his understated gowns to the Oscars.
For last year's ceremony, he dressed Russell Crowe, among others. "His clothes fit men; they're not for the boys," Crowe once said. "He makes clothes that are classic and for men with deep voices." (Not to mention deep pockets.)