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Feeling overwhelmed by all the parties, exhibits, and events that are popping up around town this Miami Art Week? We've skimmed through the lists to bring you a tight selection of fashion-related exhibits to check out this week surrounding Art Basel, from Louis Vuitton's annual Objet Nomades display to Salvador Dali's rare fashion illustrations.
Valentino's Mirabilia Romae by Pietro Ruffo
The Design District's stores are really putting to use their artistic spaces for the first time ever (since most of them only opened less than one year ago). Italian contemporary artist Pietro Ruffo, known best for his social and political messages in his pieces, has created an installation for Valentino which goes by the same name as Valentino's Fall 2015 H. Ruffo most recently designed Valentino's Fall 2015 Haute Couture set, made to look like a modern Roman forum within the Piazza Mignanelli.
Where: Valentino, 140 NE 39th St., Miami, FL
When: December 3rd
Louis Vuitton Presents Objets Nomades
Louis Vuitton returns this year with Objets Nomades, this year in the store's brand new exhibition space. Begun in 2012 for Design Miami, Objets Nomades celebrates the company's rich heritage in travel, tapping in a series of up-and-coming and notable designers to create an interesting and innovative collection of foldable furniture and travel accessories. The Objets Nomades range now includes 16 items- from a hammock to a foldable stool - all in noble materials and sold in limited editions or experimental prototypes.
Where: Louis Vuitton, 140 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 33137
When: December 3rd-February 10th
"High Tide" at New York Sunshine
T-shirts have more depth then you think, at least in the case of John Margaritis' exhibit for Miami Art Week, "High Tide." A departure from his "Hoop Dreams" series last year, the owner and creative director of New York Sunshine, a clothing brand and gallery in Wynwood, has introduced an installation that features 300 hand-dyed white and indigo t-shirts strategically hung to emulate a shoreline. The t-shirts go from white to a deep, deep indigo, and all are available for purchase.
Where: New York Sunshine, 187 NW 27th St., Miami, FL
When: Starting November 30th
Beyond the Limelight at Museum of Fashion
"In the 80s and 90s, New York City was the heart of the world," says designer-turned-collector Keni Valenti. That's the focus of his latest exhibit for the Museum of Fashion, Beyond the Limelight, which places the spotlight on New York's riveting underground nightlife scene during the time period. Keni has pulled some of the period's most iconic designers out of his 20,000-piece vintage collection including Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Emilio Pucci, Issey Miyakey and Commes de Garcons. (We're told that Madonna wore one of the looks in the collection during one of her concerts). Also displayed are never before seen photographs by Tina Paul, a photographer for Details at the time with unrestricted access to the scene. Rare photos of Madonna rubbing elbows with drag queens, a young Marc Jacobs soaking in his first taste of designer superstardom, Debbie Harry dominating the scene in her prime will all be for sale, including a few of Keni himself. "I really was in that scene in the period, so that's why it's super exciting for me," he says. Admission is free, however a donation is strongly encouraged.
Where: Museum of Fashion, 2612 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL
When: December 3rd-December 15th
The Breaks Lounge at Scope Art Fair
So you have your 90s hip-hop playlist on repeat, huh? If you're headed to Scope, pop into The Breaks Lounge– a space dedicated to 90s hip-hop culture. Check out rare '90s hip-hop apparel on loan from DJ Ross One, author of the photo book Rap Tees: A Collection of Hip-Hop T-Shirts 1980-1999, as you vibe out to a playlist created by Q-Tip. You can also browse through A Tribe Called Quest's original lyric sheets and go home with a customized beat from Monster DNA.
Where: Scope Art Fair, 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
When: December 2nd-6th
Icons by Pamela Hanson Exhibition
See your favorite icons through the eyes of American photographer and filmmaker, Pamela Hanson. Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Glamour are a few of the names where her photographs have appeared and now you get to see them firsthand for one whole week. Classic portraits of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Eva Herzigová will be available for sale to benefit World Housing.
Where: Fasano Hotel + Residences at Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL
When: December 2nd-December 6th
Salvador Dali's Fashion Designs
For the first time in the U.S., Salvador Dali's fashion designs will be shown to the public. During his lifetime he collaborated with such designers as Christian Dior, Chanel, and Paco Rabanne. His most notable collaboration was with John Winters for a collection that was never realized. These sketches will be on display at Art Miami.
Where: Art Miami, 3101 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL
When: Wednesday, December 2nd-Sunday December 6th, 11am-8pm
Tiffany Trenda at Context
New live artist Tiffany Trenda will be donning a 3D printed dress with an embedded computer screen that will show a data visualization of both the participant's and Trenda's heartbeat. The performer and the audience will be one as they rock out to the beats.
Where: Context Art Miami, 3101 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL.
When: December 5th and December 6th at 1pm and 2pm
Hermès X Julio Le Parc
Hermès, the Design District's newest opening,has invited guest artist Julio Le Parc, Argentine exponent of kinetic and optical art, to collaborate on a unique project entitled Variations autour de La Longue Marche, Ten series of six silk scarves will be on display at Hermès Miami from December 1st through December 31st.
Where: Hermès, 163 NE 39th Street, Miami, FL
When: December 1st through December 31st