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Jeppe Hein for Ruinart

Miami Fête: Ruinart x Jeppe Hein, Dinner with AMI, Saint Laurent with Madonna, and More

Though Miami Art Week is at an end, we’re still reminiscing on the parties, celebrations, and openings we attended. Here, you’ll find details on happenings like Ruinart’s reveal of Jeppe Hein’s Art Basel lounge, AMI’s dinner and exhibition preview, a night at COTE, and more.

Brugal Miami Art Week 2022 Anabella Villanueva and Jassil Villanueva, courtesy of Brugal.

Last Tuesday, rum maker Brugal celebrated the start of Miami Art Week by introducing its latest product, the Brugal 1888 / Alexander Mijares collaboration—a limited-edition bottle designed by the Miami-based artist. At Moxy Miami South Beach’s Upside rooftop, the poolside venue was decked with the collaboration’s colorful bottles that Mijares designed around themes like family, music, the city of Miami, and more. With skyline views in the distance, partygoers enjoyed bites like oysters, ceviche, and tuna tartar, while being treated to Latin music and Brugal-centric cocktails like the fruity Brugal Passion, Don Nano’s Favorite, which saw the rum served over coconut ice, and more.

Jeppe Hein for Ruinart Rendering of Jeppe Hein’s installation for Ruinart at Art Basel, courtesy of Ruinart.

In the evening, we celebrated the reveal of Ruinarts Art Basel beach lounge by Jeppe Hein with a cocktail accented by the sound of ocean waves. Situated on the beach between 21st and 22nd Streets, Hein conceived of the playful space as a setting to escape the bustle of Art Week and spend a moment unwinding in nature. The night saw us mingling with the artist’s colorful installation, featuring a playground-reminiscent dome of seating and a space outfitted with comfortable perches and colorful surfaces painted with Hein’s bubble motif.

Samuel Kareem and Kennedy Yanko Samuel Kareem and Kennedy Yanko at the Serpentine Americas Foundation brunch, courtesy of Rowben Lantion/

Our first stop on Wednesday was Casa Tua, where the Serpentine Americas Foundation held its 11th annual brunch during Miami Art Week. Hosted by Sandra Muss and Ted Vassilev, the affair saw the foundation’s CEO Bettina Korek and Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist in attendance, along with guests like Gaetano Pesce, Kennedy Yanko, Maja Hoffmann, Noah Horowitz, and Marc Spiegler. In the lush outdoor space of the culinary destination, they enjoyed offerings like croissant sandwiches, parfaits, fruit, cheese, and more.

AMI Miami Lukas Gage, Marcos Fecchino, Hunter Doohan, and Paige Reifler celebrating AMI’s “F.AMI.LY” exhibition in Miami.

Fashion house AMI presented the second iteration of its traveling exhibition “F.AMI.LY” for the occasion of Miami Art Week, following its debut in Paris earlier in the fall. Marking the opening on Wednesday night, the brand invited guests for a cocktail at Innovation Gallery, where they previewed the presentation’s photographic project with Magnum Photos. Following the preview was an intimate evening meal at Swan, where Derek Blasberg and AMI’s Creative Director and Founder Alexandre Mattiussi hosted guests like Matt Smith, Karlie Kloss, Lucas Bravo, and Justice Smith, who enjoyed the crooning of the singer-songwriter Moses Sumney during a sumptuous dinner.

COTE Miami Courtesy of COTE Miami.

Later that night, we headed to experience COTE’s “Art After Dark” activation, where the Korean steakhouse was showcasing artworks from friends of restaurateur Simon Kim, including works from artists like Do Ho Suh, Gerard Richter, Alex Katz, Fernando Botero, Leonardo Meoni, Yoshitomo Nara, Auguste Rodin, Robert Rauschenberg, and George Condo. There, we were wowed by Chef David Shim’s extravagant bites and Victoria James’s specialty beverage lineup, which included sips crafted with the finest wines and spirits, like Dom Perignon Brut Champagne, Casa Dragones aged reposado tequila, and Ten To One Rum. Guests like Venus and Serena Williams enjoyed the night, alongside restaurateur Simon Kim’s family and friends.

Virgil Abloh exhibition with Nike in Miami Courtesy of Nike.

Also that evening, Nike and VA Securities launched “Virgil Abloh: The Codes c/o Architecture,” a four-day project honoring the late designer, with a cocktail reception, dinner, and afterparty. Starting at the Rubell Museum, guests retreated to ZZ’s for the remainder of the night’s festivities. The exhibition was open for viewers the rest of the week and accompanied by happenings like a lineup of panel discussions.

Prada Extends Miami 2022 Courtesy of Prada.

Thursday night saw us visiting the Faena Forum for the Miami iteration of Prada Extends. Featuring music curation by Richie Hawtin (also known as Plastikman), the evening of entertainment saw him customizing a playlist for the city of Miami and its Art Week happenings. With visuals by creatives like Paola Olea and Juan David Figueroa completing the experience, partygoers danced into the early hours of the morning to Hawtin’s playlist of tracks by Sofia Gabanna, Slim Soledad, DJ Ela Minus, and the queer music collective Chernobyl.

Saint Laurent Courtesy of Saint Laurent.

Finally, on Friday, Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello and Madonna commemorated the opening of the exhibition “Sex by Madonna” with a chic evening soiree. Honoring the re-edition of the icon’s 1992 publication (which featured photos by Steven Meisel and was published by Callaway), guests like Hailey Bieber, Laura Harrier, Zoe Kravitz, José Parlá, and Lil Dre joined the maison,clad in black for the beachside affair.




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