ICON MANN Pre-Oscar Dinner
In February, event producer William P. Miller
kicked off the week of Oscar parties with producing the sixth annual ICON MANN
Pre-Oscar dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. While the brand’s dinner typically celebrates African American men in film, this year’s event also honored former Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs with the inaugural Icon Mann Legacy Award. The dinner was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, and celebrities such as Halle Berry, Kobe Bryant, Common, and Quincy Jones helped honor Isaac’s accomplishments.
W.P. Miller Special Events handled design and production, drawing inspiration from the recent movie Black Panther. Seating in the dining area was designed to form an oversize “X,” epresenting the greeting shown throughout the hit movie. The opulent tablescapes used a range of burgundy floral arrangements with gold accents and candlelight to accent the custom velvet table linen. Flowers were provided by Autumn Vine Design, Eddie Zaratsian and Ron Carter. We provided our beautiful eggplant chair covers for the celebration.
Superstar actress Halle Berry said, “There is so much beauty and elegance in this room, this is awesome.”
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Event Producer/Designer: William P. Miller | Venue: Beverly Wilshire Hotel | Floral Design: Autumn Vine Design, Eddie Zaratsian and Ron Carter | Guest Seating: Chameleon Chair Collection | Photography: Curtis J. Moore Photography