The Edit by Brett Graff
The SocialMiami editor provides a snapshot of the week's social scene.
Mytheresa launches exclusive Dolce & Gabbana fashion capsule
German fashion platform Mytheresa launched the global Dolce & Gabbana capsule collection and celebrated the style explosion by hosting more than 150 personalities at a waterfront estate on Miami Beach. Liaison’s Corp. produced the event that transported those who might have otherwise thought they’d seen it all to a version of Italy created just for the occasion. In fact, SocialMiami has heard the fashion house flew in their visual team from Milan and Los Angeles to deliberately sign off on each of the final touches – from florals to decor. Guests, after being greeted with Bellinis and Ruinart rosé champagne, were severed fresh-baked pizza, pasta made on premises, passed Italian hors d’oeuvres and a massive charcuterie station. It was a highly anticipated event — showcasing an array of new fabrics, many bursting with lemons — as designer and Dolce & Gabbana executive Domenico Dolce and Mytheresa CEO Michael Kliger were in Miami for the celebration. Also in attendance: Dolce & Gabbana CEO Alfonso Dolce, the company’s US president Dan Rothmann, D&G marketing executive Sanjay Hathiramani, attorney Robert Zarco, model Dree Hemingway, hoteliers Diego and Gisella Lowenstein, stylist Lara Estefan, event producer Susanne Birbragher and social stars Dana Shear, Pearl Katz and Maya Ezratti.
Baccarat and Quintessence
At a VIP gathering in the Miami Design District, guests were invited to the Baccarat Boutique B Bar and Lounge to be the first to experience the U.S. debut of Quintessence by Grand Marnier, the brand’s rarest and oldest cognac. Only 1000 bottles will be available costing $3500 each. The company has an exalted history with hors d’âge cognacs selected from Grande Champagne and aged in Paradis. The complex flavors, the company says, are derived from the simplest combinations of cognac, orange essence, wood and time. Invited to sip – out of decadant crystal of course – was Paola Alberdi, Rachel Gomez, Polina Panopoulos, Carol Melo, Anggie Bryan and Pritika Swarup.
PAMM’s VIP Preview of “Marisol and Warhol Take New York”
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) hosted a VIP opening for Marisol and Warhol Take New York, an exhibition featuring iconic artworks and ephemera by artists Marisol Escobar and Andy Warhol. The exhibition shows Marisol and Warhol’s close bond as friends and artistic collaborators and also chronicles the development of both artists’ careers over an eight-year span from 1960–1968, while highlighting their influence on each other, their parallel rises to success, and their savvy navigation of the highly competitive 1960’s gallery world.
During 1960s time, Marisol and Warhol were both paradoxically elusive and instantly recognizable. Warhol featured Marisol in some of his earliest films and Marisol made a sculpture titled Andy. By featuring Marisol’s work in conjunction with the world-renowned Warhol’s, the exhibition seeks to reclaim the influence and scope of her artistic career and continue to rewrite her back into the narrative of Pop Art.
ALICIA CERVERA Gets her “WAY”
The portion of South Miami Avenue from SE 15th Road to SE 13th Street is now designated as “Alicia Cervera Way.” The Miami-Dade County Commission showed unanimous support for the Miami real estate pioneer Alicia Cervera Sr. thanks to her significant lifetime contributions to this community.
Cervera Sr. is often called the “Queen of Brickell,” and has participated in every Miami real estate cycle since launching the Cervera Real Estate brokerage firm in 1969. She has played a pivotal role in opening Miami’s door to the global brokerage community and helped revitalize neighborhoods across the region, including the Brickell financial district, Miami Beach’s South of Fifth, Bal Harbour, Coconut Grove, Downtown Miami and Edgewater. Now in her 92-year, Cervera Sr. has worked with 85 developers and sold more than 115 luxury high-rise condominium towers, representing $21 billion in sales of more than 70,000 units.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.