It’s beginning to look a lot like...2019.
That’s the last time Art Basel rolled around (remember the $120,000 banana duct taped to a wall?)
And, just a few weeks later, then came the c-word. COVID.
Basel was canceled in 2020, but 2021’s version seems to be making up for lost time.
We have more invitations in our email than we can possibly get through, and would need a clone to attend everything, as much as we’d like.
More proof Basel is back: Celebrities are flocking to the Magic City in droves.
On Monday night, when no one goes out, people went out.
The must-attend event du jour: Saint Laurent’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s dinner in Miami Beach.
The star studded meal was to kick off Saint Laurent’s Rive Droite Ephemeral Gallery beachside exhibit, “55 Sunrises,” from NYC artist Sho Shibuya that runs through Dec. 5 on 17th Street.
“The idea for the location came from Anthony; I never expected the show to be held on the beach,” Shibuya told Vogue of the project. “I thought, ‘It’s a brave idea, that you will be able to look back and experience the sunrises from the turmoil of 2020 and 2021. Then, after you are finished looking at the painted sunrises, you can see the real sunrise on the ocean outside.”
Supermodel Hailey Bieber led the charge, arriving at the chichi affair in a gorgeous floral bodycon solo, without husband Justin Bieber. Also solita: Zoë Kravitz, sans rumored new bf Channing Tatum. Fellow stylish guests included Olivia Rodrigo, Amber Valletta and Kiki Willems.
Vaccarello posted pictures of the celeb-filled evening on Instagram and everyone looked fabulous. We don’t even feel bad that our invite must have been lost in the mail.
FOMO, anyone? That’s the point.