Art Basel 2012: Chanel’s Beachside BBQ
Chanel brought a major dose of chic to Miami Wednesday night with a sizzling beachside BBQ. Carter Cleveland, Larry Gagosian, Peter Thiel, Wendi Murdoch and Dasha Zhukova hosted the fete at Soho Beach House to celebrate Art.sy. Stars like Demi Moore and Lenny Kravitz mingled with Karlie Kloss, Giambattista Valli, Bianca Brandolini, and Martha Stewart while artists Damien Hirst, Spencer Sweeney, and Ryan McGinley, chatted with famed art dealer Tony Shafraziand Sothebys' Tobias Meyer.
After the VIPS indulged in a seated dinner and were gifted Basel worthy pearl adorned Chanel sunglasses, they hit the after party. Though getting in was no problem for them, hundreds of others spent much of the night arguing with Soho House staff andbeing shuffled from line to line in the hopes of getting into the BBQ tent. Those who made it past the three security checkpoints joined the style set outside where they danced late into the night with the sand beneath their well-heeled toes.