Miami’s hautest fashion and design crowd gathered at the newly reopened Gucci boutique in Bal Harbour for an exclusive cocktail party on April 5. Gucci partnered with The Wolfsonian–Florida International University to fete the Italian fashion house’s 90th anniversary at the invitation only event.
The hosting committee, Barbara Becker, Carlos Betancourt, Susanne Birbragher and Criselda & Jonathan Breene, all donned Gucci as they welcomed everyone to the newly reopened boutique designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini. Among the VIP guests celebrating and admiring Gucci’s Spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection were Belkys Nerey, Brian Antoni, Diane Ares, Iran Issa Khan, Jeri Wolfson, Karla Dascal, Lisa Petrillo, Mitchell Wolfson, Sam Robin, and Haute Living’s Associate Publisher, Sarah Mirmelli and National Fashion Director, Jilian Sanz.
As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, Gucci is making a special contribution to The Wolfsonian–FIU to support the future installation of their Italian Double Parlor (1900-01), a rare surviving example of Italian art nouveau designed by Agostino Lauro.