The Art Basel Crowd Celebrates Act 1 at the Faena Hotel

by Eddie Roche

Last night in Miami, The Daily, Alan Faena, and Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim hosted a dinner at the Faena Hotel to celebrate the third edition of The Daily’s collaboration with Sebastian Faena, Act 1. The limited edition issue featuring Stella Maxwell and Jordan Barrett, was released yesterday in conjunction with Art Basel.

The evening kicked off with poolside cocktails before a family-style dinner featuring Argentinian cuisine. Guests such as Paris Hilton, Devon Windsor, Barbara Sturm, Valentina Ferrer, Caroline Daur, Jason Morgan, Pietro Bosselli, Giampaolo Sgura, Miguel Arnau, Shaun Ross, Federico Pignatelli, Susan Shin, Courtney Daniels, Frederico Azevedo, Alex Cohen, Hoerle-Guggenheim, and The Daily’s Brandusa Niro were on hand to toast The Daily’s and Faena’s latest project.

Before dinner, we caught up with recently-engaged Devon Windsor who’s in town checking out a few events and spending time with her fiancé, Johnny Dex, who lives in Miami. “It’s crazy how many fashion events are here now, ” Windsor said. “It’s almost like fashion week.” Where does her interest in art fall? “I like art! But I need to expand my art collection. It’s pretty weak. I love to paint, but not because I’m really good at it. I do it for fun. I love paint bars where you have wine and you paint.”  Windsor also paid homage to her friends and Act 1 stars Jordan Barrett and Stella Maxwell. “I just did the VS show with Stella,” she said. “Jordan and Stella! I love them both. They’re the epitome of cool. Bad ass people.”

Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim and Devon Windsor (Daniel Zuliani)

One of the highlights of the evening were sculptures brought in just for the event by Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli presented by HG Contemporary Gallery. “Tsereteli’s large scale sculptures are very well known and have become monumental in cities all around the world,” said Hoerle-Guggenheim. “He also holds the position as president of the Russian academy of arts. We are going to show his sculptures smaller in size but just as impressive around the theme of a “Garden of Eden” of animals.”

Zurab Tsereteli (Daniel Zuliani)

A few pieces from artist Louis Carreon’s Ballerina collection were also on hand. “The Ballerina collection was inspired by growing up in Los Angeles,” Carreon explains. “The ballerinas represent thespians, actors, poets, models, dancers — whoever moves to California, to Hollywood, stimulated to come and be a celebrity by reaching their goals. The ballerina represents them and the lust and addiction that beats them up along the way. If you notice, my ballerinas look strong at first, but if you look closely their dresses are moved and tattered. They’re in weird positions that aren’t really formal when it comes to that type of dance. They have bottles of booze on the floor, snakes next to them.”

Louis Carreon & Kyla Shay (Daniel Zuliani)

After dinner, the fun carried on with a poolside party, which saw the likes of Chloe Sevingy, Timo Weiland, Isaac Likes, Jenny Albright, Chefanie, Andrew Warren, Sarah Shatz, the Kaplan twins, we could go on and on… What a night!

Chloë Sevigny (Daniel Zuliani)

Check out more chic party pics below.

All photos by Daniel Zuliani

Special thanks to Zonin Prosecco, Rocca Di Montemassi, Masseria Altemura, Svedka, Tequila Mi CAMPO, and Ruffino Wines  

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