Tara’s Fashion Take: Art Week 2021


There are parties, and then there are parties. And GucciMiami Art Week’s underground cocktail party was everything it should have been: a happy, avant-garde community of Gucci fans, mingling and taking photos and dancing to intoxicating disco remixes spun by DJ Kitty Ca $ h – the same DJ / producer responsible for the awesome soundtrack from the brand’s “Gucci Love Parade” fashion show in Los Angeles last month.

Joana Marquez and DJ Kitty Ca $ h at the Gucci party during Miami Art Week

The Thursday night party was in honor of the artist Mickalene thomas, whose new Phaidon monograph has just been released. Yes, that was Gucci’s overload, but, to quote the flamboyant late astrologer Walter Mercado – whose gaze was my inspiration for the night – everything was “mucho, mucho amor”.

In Faena, jean paul Gaultier hosted a dance party at the Faena Theater a few nights earlier on Tuesday where the drag superstar Violet Chachki (it looks like tchotchke… An object that Merriam Webster describes as “decorative rather than strictly functional”) opened the festivities with an impressive cabaret striptease, sometimes suspended in the air on a swing, a skill that we were dying to envy having. Afterwards, the fashion gang invaded Faena’s living room to see Omar (that is to say Omar Hernandez, which really only needs one name, much like Dear Where Madonna). As always, it was a lot of fun, with Omar leading us past the red velvet rope in his iconic tuxedo and top hat.

Guerdy Abraira and Carlin Wright at Regenaissance during Miami Art Week

Which brings us to Basel’s Best Dressed, a short list maybe, but a good list including Guerdy Abraira, one of the new cast members of RHOM, who was a combination of modesty and fire in a lilac Tibi blouse and skirt by Marie Saint Pierre (accessories from her stylist @wainachauncy!); Jenni coba, in an orange Pucci kaftan and soft sherbet-colored tulle mules (Pucci, again) that literally everyone she saw was drooling over; Gingi Beltran rocking Stuart Weitzman’s best black patent leather combat boots that she ordered from Neiman’s especially for Basel (such a clever idea); and stylephile couple Aneta glam (love the name) and Emory stewart, both over 6 feet tall, in head-to-toe black, head-spinning – Herve Leger and Rick Owens, plus a few Dolce and Balenciaga for good measure – looking like fancy jet set types who could have appeared in an episode of “The Addams Family”… Morticia’s parents are from Zurich… and I say that as an absolute compliment; Morticia was, and still is, one of my all-time favorite models.


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