Episode 6: Rodeo Drive And The Red Carpet: The Show Must Go On


        Hollywood and fashion are joined at the hip. But what happens when a pandemic puts a hold on red carpet ceremonies? 

        Enter the VIP world of Rodeo Drive, with secret back entryways and private fitting rooms. Hear how stylists, brands and designers turn actors into fashion icons. 

        Stylists Alexandra Mandelkorn talks about working with Janelle Monae to create the most sensational outfit at the 2020 Oscars, and Mary Fellowes explains how she made Olivia Colman the queen of the 2019 red carpet. 

        Host Bronwyn Cosgrave asks what will the red carpet look like in the time of COVID-19 and heightened awareness around race.. Prestigious film festivals including the Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Sundance Film Festival and the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards are taking place, but in a socially-distanced way. The 93rd Academy Awards has been postponed, and will take place in April 2021.

        “I can’t wait to see the first actress that pulls off a mask that matches her dress or intentionally doesn’t match it,” says Chris Gardner, columnist at The Hollywood Reporter. He adds, “some of those masks won’t just be color coordinated. They’ll be political statements. So it could be really exciting.”

        Hear also from Paola Jacobbi at Vanity Fair Italia. British miliner Stephen Jones OBE; Robert Hayman, entrepreneur, son of Fred Hayman and member of the Rodeo Drive Committee, and author and design curator Rose Apodaca as they reflect on Rodeo Drive’s historic role in powering the red carpet – Hollywood’s all-important fashion runway.

        Image Caption: Fred Hayman, founder of Giorgio Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive and appointed Official Fashion Coordinator for the Academy Awards in 1989 at his annual Oscar fashion preview held with the blessing of the show’s producers and with gowns from New York and Paris designers, whether they sold at the store or not, image courtesy Fred Hayman Archives.

        Podcast Credits:
        Executive Producer, Lyn Winter.
        Host, Bronwyn Cosgrave.
        Scriptwriter and Editor, Frances Anderton.
        Editor and Audio Engineer, Avishay Artsy.
        Theme music by Brian Banks.
        Production Coordinators, Livia Mandoul and Callie McConnell.

        Rodeo Drive – The Podcast is presented by the Rodeo Drive Committee with the support of the City of Beverly Hills.