The Ultimate Party Crasher’s Guide To Art Basel Miami 2012
Art Basel Miami is one of the biggest parties of the year. We've rounded up the hottest parties to see and be seen at and assessed your chances of getting in (hey, we like to show a little love to all of your party crashers out there). Click through our guide which takes you through the best parties starting December 3 and ending December 9.
Arts Club Welcome Reception Hosted by Princess Alia Al Senussi
The Details:An art party hosted by an exiled Libyan Princess? Sounds like a dream to us. The event takes place at the Grove at W South Beach Hotel and Residences onDecember 3.
Odd Of Getting In:We are guessing parties with princesses come with an extra level of security. 30/70.
MOCA & Vanity Fair / Vanity Fair International Party
The Details:This is one of Art Basel Miami's biggest opening bashes onDecember 4.The event also marks the debut of Bill Viola's Liber Insularum and Knight Exhibition Series.
Odds Of Getting In:The party draws a mix of artsy types and VIPs. Take that as you will. 30/100.
Grand Opening of Serafina at the Dream South Beach
The Details:New York City's favorite spot for trendy pizza is opening its doors at the very trendy Dream South Beach onDecember 4. There will be a pasta ribbon cutting ceremony and a tasting menu that includes black truffle pizza (need we say more).
Odds Of Getting In:As this party is taking place before Basel officially starts, you might just have a shot. 30/100.
Beachside BBQ at Soho Beach House
The Details:Hosted by Chanel, Art.sy, Carter Cleveland, Wendi Murdoch, Larry Gagosian, Peter Thiel and Dasha Zhukova this party will draw wall to wall VIPs onDecember 5.
Odds Of Getting In:The list will be tighter than Fort Knox. Consider yourself warned. 5/100.
Christie's Private Dinner at db Bistro Moderne
The Details:This dinner onDecember 5is being held at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami to preview highlights from Christie's London surreal, impressionist, and modern art sale.
Odds Of Getting In:Crashing a dinner? Not for the faint of heart. 1/100.
Balroom Marfa Party
The Details:The bash onDecember 5is being held at the Cabanas at SLS Hotel South Beach and Grey Goose is sponsoring. Expects Texas meets Miami.
Odds of Getting In:This party is sure to draw an eclectic crowd. 30/70.
Pop Up Piano Miami Launch Event
The Details:Steinway & Sons is hosting this pop up project at the Perry Hotel onDecember 5.
Odds of Getting In:The event is open to the public, so unless there's a line, your chances are pretty good. 100/100.
Valentino and Interview Magazine Host Valentino's Pop Pois Collection Debut
The Details:The party is taking place at the hottest concept store in Miami, The Webster (which is also playing host to a Stella McCartney tea and a book party for Stephanie La Cava). Polka dots and Valentino onDecember 5? Sign us up.
Odds Of Getting In:If you have the Webster owner Laure Heriard Dubreuil on speed dial your good to go (unfortunately most of us don't). 30/70.
Marni Preview of the Exhibition and Video "L'Arte Del Ritratto"
The Details:Cult fashion brand Marni is hosting an event to celebrate the furniture installation the Marni Charity Project at its Miami boutiqueDecember 6.
Odds Of Getting In:With so many events happening on this night, you might just have a shot. Show up in head to toe Marni and your odds will definitely go up. 40/100.
Visionaire Magazine and Net-a-Porter Art Basel Party
The Details:Always one of the most outlandish and over-the-top parties during Basel, this year the event is taking place at Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel South Beach onDecember 6.
Odds Of Getting In:This is one of the hottest parties during Basel. If you are not on the list, good luck. 10/100.
Julian Lennon and Nur Khan host an evening with The Morrison Hotel Gallery at Dream South Beach
The Details:Alison Mosshart of the Kills is DJing, Nur Khan is a nightlife legend, and there you have it. The event is taking place onDecember 6.
Odds Of Getting In:Nur Khan is one tough door person. 30/100.
Celebration of United Nude and Shoe Collaboration Project
The Details:The event is taking place onDecember 6at the Wynnwood Walls, possibly one of the coolest spots, in one of the coolest neighborhoods, in Miami.
Odds Of Getting In:The Wynnwood neighborhood istheplace to be during Basel this year. 30/100.
Dom Perignon, Alex Dellal, Stavros Niarchos and Vito Schnabel Introduce Luminous Rose at Wall
The Details:This party is taking place onDecember 6at the W South Beach. Considering that Vito Schnabel is now dating Demi Moore, we wonder if she will be making an appearance. This we do know, there will be unlimited Dom.
Odds of Getting In:The list is tight, and we mean tight, for this event. 10/100.
Clear and Stylecaster Host the Launch Party of The Most Stylish: Miami
The Details:Not to toot our own horn, but we throw a damn good party, and this Miami bash is shaping up to be one of our best yet. It's being held onDecember 7 starting at 9 p.m., includes a performance by ArtBattles and music by The Misshapes. The venue is the rooftop of The Gale South Beach, which hasn't even opened its doors yet. That's right, this istheparty to attend.
Odd Of Getting In:To request an invitation email .
Harper's Bazaar and Joyann King Preview of ShopBazaar.com
The Details: "Harper's Bazaar" is hosting a pop-up experience during Art Basel to preview its digital shopping arm. The VIP closing night of the event is taking place onDecember 7and Executive Chef of the Lion and the Crown John Delucie will be cooking up the hor d'oeuvres. Sounds delish.
Odds Of Getting In:This is going to be one tough party to crack. 20/100.
United Colors of Benetton and Paper Magazine Host the Launch of Tutti Frutti
The Details:Taking place onDecember 7, the party is celebrating the arrival of Benetton South Beach.
Odds Of Getting In:Wear rainbow brights and you might have a shot. 40/100.
Moncler's 60th Anniversary Party
The Details:Moncler knows how to throw a good party (we've been to Moncler events that involve flash mobs and figure skating). Something tells us they have a good surprise up their sleeve for this party onDecember 7.
Odds Of Getting In:The list is tight and the location is being kept under wraps. That about says it all. 5/100.
Casa De Don Julio Celebrates Mr. Brainwash Hosted by Tony Abrams and Four Hundred
The Details:Seriously, we've never been to a bad Mr. Brainwash party. There is even a surprise performance. The party is happening on Collins Avenue onDecember 8.
Odds Of Getting In:Mr. Brainwash is practically the poster child of Art Basel. 30/100.
Rico Love, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Roberto Cavalli Host a Cocktail Reception and Art Basel Fashion Show and Dinner
The Details:Taking place onDecember 8at the Cabanas at SLS Hotel South Beach, you know a Cavalli affair always draws celebs.
Odds Of Getting In:Are you wearing leopard? Are you an Italian heiress? If not, don't try your luck. 5/100.
Christian Louboutin Hosts Ye Hongxing
The Details: The red sole master is joining in the art festival this year by hosting Chinese contemporary artist Ye Hongxing's exhibit inside his Design District store onDecember 8.
Odds Of Getting In:We think you have a pretty good shot, but then again Christian Louboutin is shoe royalty. 50/100.
Lazy Sunday BBQ
The Details:To close out Basel The Standard Hotel Miami is hosting a closing day BBQ with the Hole Gallery and Andre Saraiva onDecember 9. It's not the only party the Standard Hotel Miami is hosting. OnDecember 7Terry Richardson is celebrating his latest book "Terrywood" and Bruce Weber is hosting an event onDecember 6.
Odds Of Getting In:Your odds are increased just by the fact that by December 9 folks will be seriously beat. 40/100.
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