Rodeo Drive Walk of Style to honor Missoni, Iman
They will be the 16th and 17th fashion influencers to be immortalized with sidewalk plaques, and past recipients of the award include Giorgio Armani (who became the first honoree in 2003), Salvatore Ferragamo, Edith Head, Tom Ford, Manolo Blahnik, Princess Grace, Cartier and Fred Hayman (who became the most recent inductee in a May 2011 ceremony).
Scheduled for Oct. 23, the induction ceremony will include a silent auction to benefit the charity organization Save the Children in its efforts to help families affected by the east African food crisis (Not coincidentally, the Somali-born Iman serves as an ambassador for the group.)
No word yet where in the storied sidewalk said plaques will be embedded, but it would make sense if Missoni's plaque made its home out front of the flagship store that opened at 469 N. Rodeo Drive in February 2010.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photo: Iman (left, credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images) and Italian fashion house Missoni (its Rodeo Drive store at right, credit; Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times) will be the 16th and 17th recipients of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award at a ceremony scheduled for Oct. 23.