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Cardi B Closed Out Art Basel Parties

The parties of Art Basel Miami Beach continued on Friday night, even after many of the V.I.P. collectors, big-name gallery owners and other art-world insiders left. In fact, the hard-core partying just got started for some.

Rosalia performed at a Chanel dinner in Miami’s Design District.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times

Three for No. 5

Capping off a month’s worth of festivities for the 100th anniversary of Chanel No. 5, the French fashion house held three nights of parties at Art Basel: a drone light display over Faena beach, cocktails at a new Design District boutique and, on Friday, a 220-person dinner nearby.

Occasion: A dinner to celebrate a labyrinthine sculpture by Es Devlin commissioned for Chanel No. 5.

The Room: Chanel transformed a concrete plaza into an art forest with more than 1,000 trees and shrubs.

Pharrell Williams, touring an art installation by Es Devlin.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times
The Haim sisters.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times

In Attendance: Pharrell Williams; Ms. Devlin; the musicians Rosalia, Joe Jonas and the three Haim sisters, Alanna, Este and Danielle; Venus Williams; and Karlie Kloss.

The Food: Tiny plates of hamachi crudo, roasted mushrooms, citrus poached lobster and branzino. Some guests doubled and tripled up.

Moment of the night: Rosalia performed five songs, dancing so enthusiastically to “Di Mi Nombre” that her microphone pack fell off. She recovered gracefully.

The Mood: “We were excited to see a lot of the classics — Calder, Picasso and Keith Haring — but there were a lot of NFTs,” said the Haim sisters, who were finishing each other’s sentences. Would they buy one? “We have no idea. Honestly, can someone teach us?”


The scene at the Playboy party at Casa Tua in Miami.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times

Cardi B Does Miami

A day after Cardi B was named a creative director for Playboy, she showed up at Art Basel to promote Big Bunny, a new “luxury lifestyle” label.

Occasion: The Playboy mansion comes to Miami.

The Room: Casa Tua, a clubby Mediterranean-style villa in South Beach with lush gardens, cozy lounges and private dining rooms.

In Attendance: Cardi B; Offset; Charli XCX; Lizzo; Jeremy O. Harris, the playwright; and Julia Fox, the actress.

Models at the Playboy party. Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times

The Food: For the adventurous, cake and strawberries could be eaten off the nearly naked models in a downstairs dining room.

The Mood: Cardi B arrived around 12:30 a.m., wearing a sparkling Prada dress with her husband, Offset. After posing for a few photographs, she went upstairs, which was immediately closed off to other guests. At one point, Jaret Leto could be overheard in the garden talking about NFTs with friends.

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