Dom Pérignon – Art Basel Miami Beach Dinner and W South Beach After Party

Last night, Thursday, December 4th, Dom Pérignon with Alex Dellal, Stavros Niarchos, and Vito Schnabel hosted its annual Art Basel Miami Beach after party at The WallMetamorphosis – following an intimate dinner hosted by Aby Rosen & Samantha Boardman at The Dutch.

Guests at the dinner included:
ARTS:   William & Donna Acquavella, Maria & William Bell, Nicolas Berggruen, Klaus Biesenbach, Peter M. Brant, Thomas Campbell, China Chow, Michael Chow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Todd Eberle, Yvonne Force, Larry Gagosian, Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn, Laura de Gunzburg, George Lindemann Jr., Peter Marino, Tobey Maguire, Alberto Mugrabi, David & Libby Mugrabi, Daniel Neidich, Enoc & Carole Perez, Jean Pigozzi, Lola Schnabel, Barry & Mimi Sternlicht, Bernard & Almine Ruiz-Picasso, Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Owen Wilson
FASHION: Peter Dundas, Archie Drury, Tommy Hilfiger, Adam Kimmel, Heidi Klum, Tamara Mellon, Vera Wang
SOCIAL: André Balazs, Leon & Debra Black, Peter Brant, Simon & Michaela de Pury, Eric & Lisa Eisner, H.R.H. Princess Firyal of Jordan, Jose Pepe, Jr. & Lourdes Fanjul, David & Danielle Ganek, John & Susan Hess, Nicky Hilton, Paris Hilton, Nellee Hooper, Wendi Murdoch, Michael Ovitz, Anthony Rodriquez (A-Rod), Aby Rosen & Samantha Boardman, Alex Rodriguez, Allison Sarofim, Bob & Eva Shaye, Judy Taubman, Steve Tisch, Dasha Zhukova

Guests at the Dom Pérignon Metamorphosis event listened to music by Alexandra Richards and DJ Jus-Ske, while experiencing Dom Pérignon’s latest Limited Edition by Iris van Herpen.

After Party Guests Included:
THE ARTS: Alia Al-Senussi, Abdullah Al-Turki, Daniel Arsham, Lil Buck, Jennifer Chaplin, Enrico Marone Cinzano, Carter Cleveland, Will Cotton, Paula Crown, Joe Jonas, Wiz Khalifa, Baz Luhrmann, Miguel, Tony Salame
FASHION: Waris Ahluwalia, Jourdan Dunn, Riccardo Ferragamo, Kate Foley & Max Osterweis, Toni Garrn, Chanel Iman, Mia Moretti
SOCIAL: John & Judy Angelo, Derek Blasberg, Alexandra Chemla, Michael & Jane Eisner, Isaac Ferry, Bethenny Frankel, Nellee Hooper, Omer Karacan, Leandra Medine, Alexander von Furstenberg, Venus Williams.

The Power of Creation: Dom Pérignon
This year Dom Pérignon, always a vintage champagne, announced its exclusive new Power of Creation collaboration with Haute Couture Designer and guest member of the prestigious Parisian Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Iris van Herpen. The limited edition collaboration is inspired by metamorphosis: signifying the closure of one period and the birth of another, and a powerful symbol of evolution, transformation and renaissance.

Dom Pérignon has long collaborated with some of the greatest creators of their time within art, fashion and design. The Power of Creation is inspired by a mutual goal to push the boundaries of their art, exploring new territory and reinventing the language of their discipline without betraying it.

Previous Power of Creation partnerships include limited editions with Jeff Koons and David Lynch, a collection designed with Marc Newson, an homage to Andy Warhol, a collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld and creative projects withRobert Wilson, Lang Lang, John Legend and Alexandre Desplat.

Dom Pérignon:
Dom Pierre Pérignon was the procurator of the Abbey of Hautvillers in Champagne from 1668 to 1715. His life’s work was guided by the single aim to create what he named: the “best wine in the world”. Today, each new vintage of Dom Pérignon is inspired by the same quest. For every vintage is a new beginning, a reinvention. Always a vintage wine, the Dom Pérignon commitment to vintages is absolute: Dom Pérignon is made from only the best grapes and is declared only in the most exceptional years, from a single year’s harvest only. Each Vintage has three Plénitudes, and is a true act of creation that is constantly renewed by Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy.

Dom Pérignon Limited Edition by Iris van Herpen:
Iris van Herpen, guest member of the prestigious Parisian Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, is an award-winning Dutch fashion designer and couturier renowned for her futuristic, darkly fantastical aesthetic. In 2014 she was the recipient of the coveted ANDAM Fashion Award.

Dom Pérignon Metamorphosis by Iris van Herpen also marks the end of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004 as we know it in its first Plénitude and celebrates its pending metamorphosis into P2, or Second Plénitude of Dom Pérignon. All that we know may disappear for a time, but it will rise again – transformed and reinvented.  Van Herpen has designed two limited edition bottles and gift boxes, for the Dom Pérignon Vintage Blanc 2004 and 2003 Rosé respectively.

The Dom Pérignon Limited Edition by Iris van Herpen is available at fine wine purveyors in America.


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Brandina, the Italian brand of handbags and
accessories crafted from beach lounger and deck-chair canvas, its founder and designer Marco Morosini shows his artworks during Art Basel Miami, this year for the first time ever at SPACEBY3, a 1920’s complex of warehouses converted
into blank-canvas events venue at 2105 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood Art District.

Morosini’s exhibition, The Art of Selling a Bag,  intends to explore the relationship between Design, Art and Business experimenting a new dimension of
color, created to give the audience an experience that should be emotionally positive for the eye and regenerative for the soul. A 60-minute documentary and a 160 page photographic book are also a part of the project



Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Wrap Up

The results are in – Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 is a mega success !  This year’s event had a record attendance of over 70,000 visitors, including 130 museum and institution groups from across the world, returning renowned private collectors from the Americas, Europe and emerging markets, and a significant number of  new collectors.

“As Art Basel marked its second decade in Miami Beach, more than 250 leading galleries from 31 countries from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia presented the highest quality of work at the show, underlining its seriousness. Given a particularly strong representation of Modern material at the show, as well as the entry of a dynamic selection of younger galleries – including nine that were newly accepted to the fair from NADA– visitors explored 11 decades and over 110 years of art history within the Miami Beach Convention Center. Additionally, collaborations with local and international partners ensured a diverse and deep program of art events, from Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon to Art Public, Art Video and Art Film, making this edition a celebration of the artists and their galleries.”

So while most social media coverage focused on the parties, the serious business of art sales turned up a notch.  Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 proves that 10 years after it’s launch, Art Basel Miami Beach plays harder and works harder that any art fair out there.

The #Coolness: Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

Courtesy of Art Basel

Art Basel Miami Beach is the best contemporary annual art show held in North America.  Last year there were over 50,000 attendees and over 100 adjacent events.

If you want to see the best of the best in contemporary art, network with art industry insiders, upgrade your art knowledge and possibly purchase an extraordinary artwork, this is the place to be! Continue reading “The #Coolness: Art Basel Miami Beach 2012”