Whether or not you recognize Catherine Martin's name, you're definitely familiar with her work: She's the brains behind everything from Jaden Smith's wacky get-ups in Netflix's "The Get Down" to the lavish period pieces of Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatbsy — and that just covers her work with her husband, Baz Luhrmann. Now, those costumes are getting a second life alongside work by artists like Vanessa Beecroft at this Wednesday's House of Peroni installation, orchestrated by director Francesco Carrozzini in the former Patricia Field boutique. Get a taste of where Martin gets her references with her culture diet, here.
First thing you read in the morning:
Books on your bedside table right now:
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo and At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson. The TV show keeping you up at night:
"The Get Down"! Last movie you saw in theaters:
Not really a movie, but my husband's one-and-half hour first episode of "The Get Down"! Last thing you saw at the theater:
"Hamilton." Last piece of art you bought, or ogled:
Two beautiful abstract expressionist paintings by my friend Anthony White. Last museum exhibition that you loved:
The amazing, almost untouched, 19th-century exhibition hall in the Jardin des Plantes of paleontology and compared anatomies.
Favorite art space you’ve recently visited:
The Picasso Museum in Paris. Vintage shop of choice in NYC:
What Goes Around Comes Around.
Favorite new store:
The Laundress. It's just around the corner from my old house in Soho and I walk by and ogle at the windows all the time, though unfortunately have not actually made it in yet!
Best recent purchase:
Shoes for two young friends! A pair of Rafael "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" Doc Martens and a pair of unicorn Vans.
Release you’re most eagerly anticipating:
Life and Death of the New York Dance Floor, 1980 – 1983 by Tim Lawrence. So excited to learn more about a period we have been studying so in-depth for "The Get Down." Last song you had on repeat:
"Telepathy" by Christina Aguilera and "Cadillac" by Miguel. Last concert you saw live:
Katy Perry, with my daughter in Washington, D.C. How you get your news:
My iPhone and the New York Times app. Favorite Instagram and Twitter accounts:
Last thing you do before you go to bed:
Switch off the bed side lamp!