From today till December 9th, Miami Beach will be home to the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. While we like to think its all about art, this year, more than ever, it’s about who you’re wearing. Oh and who made it. Why is that? Beacuse there is a good chance that person, the celebs who rock their clothes and everything in between will be in the Magic City this week.
So if you are looking to put your inner paparazzi to use, here is where the most A-list will be during Art Basel 2012.
Where: The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave
What: Stella McCartney, famed designer and daughter of Paul McCartney, will be sipping tea with only the most fabulous where only the most fabulous clothes can be found: The Webster. Sadly for Ms. McCartney, this trip is strictly business. Her people inform us that this is first trek to Miami, and she isn’t planning on making it her last. Especially with her new Bal Harbour location being such a hit.
Where: The Delano, 1685 Collins Ave
What: Never thought you would be able to attend a Playboy party? Well, here is your chance. The Delano and the world famous men's magazine have teamed up to be home to the exclusive concert and installation opening night of the Basel Art Fair in Miami Beach. Hip-Hop's most exciting young artist, A$AP Rocky, who has a talent for crossing over into fashion and fine art, will be performing live in what his people are promising to be the most killer concert of the fair.
Where: Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave
What: We hate to even bring up the Chanel party because exclusive doesn’t even begin to explain this soiree. Details are scarce because, hey, it’s Chanel after all. When they invite you to something, you make sure you are there because anything they touch is Chanel chic.
Where: Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave
What: amFar, M.A.C. Makeup, Interview magazine and Josh Wood productions are throwing a beach party to do some good this Art Basel. But for anyone attending, we suggest you leave your towels at home. Along with fabulous cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, Solange Knowles will be spinning and honorary chairs like actress Chloe Sevigny will be there.
Where: Fendi Casa, 90 NE 39th Street
What: If there was a Basel king, the winner would hands down be Andy Warhol himself. While he might be featured in many galleries this year, Fendi Casa is showcasing his greatest masterpieces, curated to depict the diverse and fascinating notable women throughout history and mythology. On display will be a selection of Warhol’s most recognized pieces including Ingrid Bergman with Hat, Karen Kain, Jane Fonda, Marilyn, Jackie I and Blackglamma (Judy Garland), along with two of his most prominent works Venus and Annunciation.
Where: The Standard Spa, 40 Island Ave
What: Bruce Weber is famous for his fashion photography. He is also usually noted for the Hollywood crowd he rolls with. This week, he is launching new book, "All-American Volume Twelve: A Book of Lessons." One famous friend sure to be there is party host and hotelier, Andre Balazas. Mr. Balaz is never short of fabulousity or famous girlfriends.
Where: The Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39th Street
What: Harper Bazaar’s only promises the finest things in life. For their Art Basel bash, they aren’t going off track. This week, they are bringing ShopBAZAAR.com to Miami- a fully-digital pop-up experience. Guests will enter a 2,200- square-foot space art gallery setting where they can shop at one of the eight e-tail podiums, relax at the beauty and juice bars, discover exclusive designers through the interactive video wall and much, much more.
Where: Miami Heat, 2048 NW Miami Court
What: If all the art talk has you bored, how about some basketball? World-renowned street and graffiti artists are celebrating the Miami Heat's championship season through a series of unique art pieces,some even on official NBC backboards. To kick-off the week long exhibition, 2/3 of the dream team, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, are hosting a very VIP party Friday night.
Where: SLS Hotel South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave
What: Only one person would dare to have their birthday during Art Basel. That person is super producer Rico Love. He can do this, of course, because all of his A-list friends never miss one of his parties.