Everyone knows Art Basel Miami is about more than just buying art. From Tilda Swinton to Brett Ratner, P.Diddy to Roberto Cavalli, see pictures of the stars who descended on South Beach.
Every December at Art Basel Miami, hundreds of thousands of people descend on South Beach to soak up some sun, attend lavish parties, and maybe—just maybe—buy some art. But as any good collector will tell you, it's about a lot more than the amount you drop at the Gagosian booth at the Convention Center. Several parties defined the week—and attracted a slew of talent, both art world and otherwise. There was Julian Schnabel, meandering through the main fair, practically shaking every hand and kissing every baby. Collectors like Eli Broad and Dasha Zhukova dropped a penny at the fairs—and others were there just to have a good time.
And, as always when the world of art and Hollywood collide, there were some unusual bedfellows throughout the week. Paris and Nicky Hilton sandwiched MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch at a dinner the museum hosted with the Kingdom of Morocco and Maybach on Wednesday night (Maybach floating in the pool of the Raleigh Hotel, check.) Director Brett Ratner—fresh off being fired from producing the Academy Awards—celebrated Art.sy, the much-anticipated Web start-up being financed by Wendi Murdoch and Dasha Zhukova. Catherina Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas even made an unexpected appearance at a Dom Perignon–sponsored party at the W, hosted by Vito Schnabel (Julian's son), Stavros Niarchos, and Alexander Dellal (the actors were spotted sneaking out of the party through the kitchen at the end of the night.) The next evening, Tilda Swinton hosted an intimate dinner in honor of the Scottish label Pringle, while P. Diddy headlined a 300-person dinner at Mr. Chow, with Jimmy Iovine and Andy Valmorbida—which attracted everyone from designer Roberto Cavalli to actor Will Smith.
— Isabel Wilkinson