Art Basel Dispatch: Dinner With Gareth Pugh & His Creative Crew
Last Saturday evening, edgy British designer Gareth Pugh was honored with a unique dinner in the garden of Miami's Baoli-Vita restaurant. Byrdie Bell hosted the stylish soiree, which capped off the decade mark for Art Basel Miami Beach and celebrated Pugh's collaboration with Melissa Plastic Dreams.
Guests were immediately greeted by an illuminating scene in the Baoli-Vita courtyard where a decidedly Pugh-esque, edgy-yet-ethereal decor set the tone.Sleek tables were laid with ornate lighting and antique-style chairs, like a medieval feast from space; and what such feast would be complete without vampire-white waitstaff swanning around in little more than ice-blonde pageboy wigs and several wisps of chainmail?
Not to be confused with the space-servers whose astro-suits appeared to have combusted on the way down to the party, model Lily Donaldson was sure to wear an actual dress, burning up on her own in a black micro-mini. And the Dom Perignon Luminous flowed.
The guestlist ran the gamut of creative types with restauranteurs to Sotheby's execs to fashion journalists to How To Make It in America cutie Bryan Greenberg mingling in the Miami heat. Guests stayed well past midnight to drink in the Pugh Punch, eventually retiring to Le Baron or Soho House, which seemed to be locked in a neck-at-neck competition for hottest afterparty all week, with some even going–gasp!–home, to rest up for one last round of art-imbibing a few hours later on Sunday. ~Jessica Yakubowicz