Bal Harbour, FL – March 29, 2012 –  Facilitated by a series of artists, museums, art institutions and luxury brands, the organic celebration of art and design came together at Bal Harbour Art Night. South Florida’s top notables and those who have an ardent understanding for visual arts combined with the world of fashion were invited to celebrate this unique union.

SARA MODIANO AT ST. REGIS LOUNGE

St. Regis Lounge at Bal Harbour shops showcased pieces by late artist Sara Modiano of the Collection “Ser” to benefit the Sara Modiano’s Foundation for the Arts presented by her two daughters Katherine and Silvana along with hostesses Silvia Tcherassi, Solita Mishan, and Caren Sredni. Guests observed how fashion uses unconventional shapes, as well as how Modiano uses unconventional materials, like mesh wire to create optical illusions in installations.

Suzanne Birbragher & Carolyn Travis

Bebe Wright & Stefani De La O

Atilla Ata Uygun & Juan Carlos Arcila Duque

Andrea Becerra & Susset Cabrera

Carolyn Travis & Katherine Sutton

Solita Mishaan & Simy Mishaan

Alberto Chehebar, Evelyn Word, Jocelyne Katz, & Joyce Mitrani

Raquel Cohen, Carolina Bigio, Michele Goldstein, & Edith Shiro

Paula Douer, Stephanie Dayan, & Harry Tchira

Karen Kim, Edwin Berrios, Sharon Rauvola, Danilo Di Michele, & Eric Johnson

JIMMY CHOO PRESENTS SANTIAGO RUBINO, BENEFITTING ST. JUDE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OCEAN DRIVE

Celebrating their new store location, Jimmy Choo presented Santiago Rubino. Santiago Rubino was born in Buenos Aires in 1979, and is self-taught. For the last seven years, Rubino’s work has been exhibited at commercial and art fair-venues in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico City, Toronto and Miami. He has just unveiled his most recent piece, an expansive mural at the newly opened St Regis Bal Harbour.

Santiago Rubino

Adriana Costra

Anthony Spinello & Suzy Buckley

Anthony Spinello, Lana Bernstein, & Santiago Rubino

Johanan Merino & Margaret Cho

BAL HARBOUR MAGAZINE AT GIORGIO ARMANI

Bal Harbour Magazine celebrated it’s Spring issue at the Giorgio Armani boutique Thursday night. Guests Mixed and Mingled while enjoying Belvedere Sbagliatos and delicious Italian fare from Cecconi’s, featuring parmiginao risotto with shaved truffles and ahi tuna tartare.

Gigi Whitman, Melissa Katz, Sarah Harrelson, Stephanie Sayfie, & Susie Sayfie

Sarah Harrelson, Gigi Whitman, & Stephanie Sayfie

Brandon Trentham, Maria Ines Ilodra, & Gayle Durham

Emma O’Neil & David Barton

Marissa Marcus & Stacy Galbut

Carlos Suarez & Austin Harrelson

Carlos Albir & Jacqueline Riley

Cheryl Stephenson & Susie Sayfie

Katie Nullman & Amanda Perwin

Lori Suarez & Jacqueline Riley

GIO ALMA AT SEGAFREDO

Segafredo and photographer Gio Alma collaborated at Bal Harbour shops to showcase seven orginal photographs of his ballet collection that were also exhibited at the 25th Aniversary of Miami City Ballet. Through these pieces he has captured movement, fashion, and true beauty. Gio is also known for his acclaimed fashion and celebrity photographs as well as his charismatic energy.

Paola Illera & Diane Birbragher

CAROLINA SARDI AT CALYPSO ST. BARTH

Calyspo St. Barth at Bal Harbour shops and artist Carolina Sardi joined forces for an evening presented by Pan American Art Projects with a host committee of Marcia Frant, Ruthe Bernick, and Jean Smaller, to benefit the nonprofit organization, Arts Ballet Theater of Florida. Calypso St. Barth’s luxury lifestyle brand has taken the opportunity to integrate its brand with Sardi’s minimalistic sculptures and art installations. This was the perfect chance to articulate the similarities and differences between how the fashion you choose to wear reflects the pieces you find visually appealing. The coming together of these brands not only increased awareness for Calyspo St. Barth and Carolina Sardi, but it also created exposure to financially benefit the Arts Ballet Theater of Florida.

Jean Smoler, Marcia Frantz, Deive Garces, & Ruth Vernick

Katherine Wald, Purdy Tran, & Alia Dia

Rosa Behar, Yoselin Marinez, & Patricia Riviero

Jillian Jacobson & Amanda Lederman

IRAN ISSA-KHAN AT OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Oscar de la Renta at Bal Harbour and photographer Iran Issa-Khan came together in a book signing of Iran Issa-Khan Photographs with foreword by her nearest friend Zaha Hadid. With the help of a special host committee made up of the Wolfsonian Visionaries, Miami’s young professional’s support system of the arts; guests witnessed a gathering of Iran’s great takes while simultaneously exploring the cubist inspired embroideries and graceful garments of Oscar de La Renta.

Iran Issa-Khan

Fabian Basabe, Martina Basabe, & Iran Issa-Khan

John Kunkel, Iran Issa-Khan, & Alison Kunkel

Claudia Ammirata & Michelle Areces

Flavia Fogli & Paoletta Borgomanero

Alison Kunkel, Stephanie Hirsch, & Jennifer Pear

ANNIE LIEBOVITZ AND THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART AT POMELLATO

Pomellato and the Bass Museum of Art united at Art Nights, Bal Harbour for a chance to see eye opening jewels contrasting a black and white photograph taken by Iconic Annie Leibovitz, titled Philip Glass, a piece that is part of the permanent collection at the museum. Silvia Karman Cubiñá hosted this activation where guests experienced the work of Annie historically remembered for snapping the Rolling Stones on tour and the affectionately bizarre cover shot of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Rolling Stones Magazine.

Megan Riley & Silvia Cubina

Farrah Grande & Maria Ines Ilodra

Jason Appel & Rebecca Wright

  • http://Delatorre/artistwanted.com Jamie De La Torre

    Simply beautiful…