As any seasoned Art Basel Miami–goer knows, RSVP to everything, and just show up to what you can. From Brickell to Miami Beach, there are openings, panels, and the actual fairs—Design Miami, Untitled, Scope, and Art Basel Miami Beach—to see and be seen at. Come nightfall the parties begin; with endless options to drink and dance, it’s an embarrassment of riches for the social butterfly.
The White Cube Dinner Drew an Artist-Heavy Crowd
Over at Soho Beach House, the unofficial clubhouse for Art Basel gallerists and associated cool kids, White Cube hosted its annual party in a never-ending tent in the middle of the sand. Sienna Miller, Ricky Martin, Leonardo DiCaprio, and David Beckham (fresh off a front-row appearance at the Dior Men show) all attended the soirée, where there were bars aplenty and a DJ set by Jellybean Benitez. The pinnacle of the night had to be a performance by Tank and the Bangas, the hip-hop and soul group that just got a Grammy nomination for best new artist. It was hard to choose exactly where you wanted to spend your evening—dancing under the disco bar or lounging beachside with a mojito. No wrong option, really. And word got out: As the night grew later, the line grew longer, filled with eager revelers trying to join the fashionable festivities.—Elise Taylor
Jonathan Anderson Celebrated the Loewe Chance Encounters V Opening
At Loewe’s Design District store in Miami, Jonathan Anderson held court with a dinner and cocktail party to fête the latest iteration of Chance Encounters. The exhibition invited artists Hilary Lloyd and Ewen Henderson to contribute site-specific works to the space. The former whipped up a video and textile installation that was punctuated with an 18th-century granary (flown in from Portugal), and the latter dotted the store with organically shaped sculptures. After perusing the art on display (which, of course, included Loewe’s leather goods), the intimate group sat down to a candlelit dinner. It was such a delightful evening that guests could almost forget about the manic week that lay ahead.—Lilah Ramzi
Chloé and the Bass Museum of Art Celebrate the Opening of Lara Favaretto: Blind Spot
Art and fashion have always been symbiotic with and supportive of each other. This relationship was demonstrated at Chloé’s dinner with the Bass Museum, in honor of its new show, Lara Favaretto: Blind Spot. The event drew a chic crowd—Leigh Lezark, Larsen Thompson, Marina Testino, and the artist herself were in attendance. The highlight of the evening was a performance by world-renowned ballet dancer Maria Kochetkova, who enraptured the crowd with her energetic routine from her solo project Catch Her If You Can. Kochetkova also performed a second number choreographed especially for the evening. After the guava cheesecake was served, it was time to venture out to the after-parties of the night. But not before sneaking one last picture of Favaretto’s whirling, colorful car brushes, now part of the Bass’s permanent collection.—E.T.
Yola Mezcal Celebrates at the Soho Beach House
There were endless plans around town, but the best-dressed, cool, and understated friends of female-owned and -operated Yola Mezcal gathered at the tiki bar at Soho Beach House for a Mexican-inspired, family-style feast. Hosted by Beats by Dre and Yola’s three nonchalant founders (acclaimed singer Lykke Li, Yola Jimenez, and Gina Correll Aglietti), the evening’s specialty cocktails were created by none other than Cosme and Atla’s beverage director Yana Volfson, with the meal prepared by chef Luci Giangrandi.
The event brought together a group of approximately 60 beautiful individuals, all friends of the founders. Having flown in for the dinner from Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, and Mexico City, they sat at two long tables, decorated in shades of pink and green, on white metal wire chairs.
After dinner all of the guests headed to the pool, where the masses awaited performances by Li and Mia Moretti, who was dripping in Valentino. The ever-so-elegant DJ and fashion guru considers the Yola Mezcal founders “family by choice, ladies who I really connect with.” Guests danced and sang to Li’s “I Follow Rivers” and “So Sad So Sexy” and enjoyed Mereba and Morgan Kibby’s performances as well.—Erin Michelle Newberg
Originally Appeared on Vogue