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2011/43/111 Sandals (pair), womens, leather / rubber, designed and made by Prada, Milan, Italy, worn by Catherine Martin, Australia, c. 2005. Click to enlarge.

Prada sandals made in Italy

These red platform sandals with ankle straps were made by Prada. They are part of a collection of Australian and international designer clothing, shoes and bags from the personal wardrobe of Catherine Martin.

Catherine Martin is one of Australia's outstanding creative talents, working as a production designer, film producer and costume designer on significant film, theatre and event productions including Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, La Bohème and Australia. Martin's …


Object No.


Object Statement

Sandals (pair), womens, leather / rubber, designed and made by Prada, Milan, Italy, worn by Catherine Martin, Australia, c. 2005

Physical Description

Pair of women's red platform sandals with ankle straps and narrow branching straps across the vamp.


Printed on insole, 'PRADA / MADE IN ITALY'.



80 mm


90 mm





These sandals were designed and made by Prada in Milan, Italy c. 2005.



Catherine Martin was born in Sydney in 1965. She completed a Diploma Design course at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney. It was here that she met and started working on projects with her future husband and creative partner Baz Luhrmann (b 1962).

Martin's first design project with Luhrmann was his experimental opera entitled Lake Lost devised for the Australian Opera in 1987, for which she and her co-designer Angus Strathie won a Victorian Green Room Award for Best Design. She has designed all of Luhrmann's subsequent productions including Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo + Juliet (1996) for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction, A Midsummer Night's Dream (various season's 1993, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2003) Moulin Rouge (2001) for which Martin won Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and best Production Design, La Bohème (various productions, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004) and Australia (2008).

Catherine Martin and Baz Luhrmann married in 1997 and in the same year co-founded their film, theatre and entertainment production company Bazmark Inq and its subsidiaries Bazmark Live and Bazmark Music.


Credit Line

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Catherine Martin, 2011

Acquisition Date

20 June 2011

Cite this Object


Prada sandals made in Italy 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 February 2023, <>


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