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Ricky Martin Was ‘Fascinated’ by His Character’s Shoes in ‘Palm Royale’

Ricky Martin joined the rest of the cast for AppleTV+’s “Palm Royale” premiere on Thursday in Los Angeles. On the red carpet, Martin spoke about the series’ costume and shared his appreciation for the footwear worn by his character, Robert.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: Ricky Martin attends the World Premiere of Apple TV+'s "Palm Royale" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on March 14, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
Ricky Martin’s shoes at the premiere of Apple TV+’s “Palm Royale” in Los Angeles on March 14. Getty Images

“What was fascinating for me is that whatever I used, most of them were original fabrics from the 60s and original T-shirts from the ’60s,” he told FN. “I was like, ‘Can I keep this?’ and they’re like, ‘Sorry, this is a gem, and this is part of someone’s collection. You cannot use this,’ he said, adding, “The sandals that I wore were originals from the ’60s, so for me, that was fascinating.”

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: (L-R) Kaia Gerber, Mindy Cohn and Ricky Martin attend the World Premiere of Apple TV+'s "Palm Royale" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on March 14, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
A closer look at Ricky Martin’s shoes. Getty Images

“Palm Royale” is set in the 1960s, when strappy gladiator-style sandals were popular for men. His character, a waiter at the Palm Royale club, will be often seen in summer outfits in the show.

At the premiere, Martin wore all black with matching dress shoes that featured a fairly squared-off toe and a pronounced rubber tread.

The premiere also hosted Kristen Wiig, Allison Janney, Carol Burnett, Kaia Gerber and more. “Palm Royale” debuts on Apple TV+ on March 20. In the series, Wiig’s Maxine tries to gain entrance and acceptance to this club and, by extension, Palm Springs high society.

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