PAMM’s Art of the Party Presented by Louis Vuitton

Wayne & Arlene Chaplin, & Pitbull - World Red Eye
Wayne and Arlene Chaplin, and Pitbull by World Red Eye

You know its going to be a good party when Louis Vuitton is involved. And so the annual Perez Art Museum Miami Gala, dubbed the Art of the Party, was destined to be the success that it was. Of course, boldface names like Pitbull and Karolina Kurkova, and a stellar line-up of event chairs insured a great crowd both famous and, well, Miami-famous.

Art of the party chairs included Arlene and Wayne Chaplin, Padma and Raj Vattikuti, Andreea Baclea, Kristin and Chapman Ducote, and Jack and Tara Benmeleh.

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Ingrid Hoffmann by Getty Images

The evening was programed by South Beach Food and Wine Festival mastermind, Lee Brian Schrager who created a three-ring circus of an event that featured “The Chef”s Table,” a four-course seated dinner, the less formal “Supper Club” dinner complete with VIP tables, and the “Remix” after party.

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The sub-parties started at different times, but overlapped to insure action in every corner of the museum. Each featured it’s own entertainment too: The Chef”s Table enjoyed a Dom Perignon toast and a 90-minute performance by soulful jazz singer Nicole Henry, while the Supper Club was treated to an outrageous performance that saw “waiters” stripping down to start a flash-mobesque dance party complete with break dancers, garter belts and a varying cast of exotic proportions.

Karolína Kurková with Archie Drury - Getty Images
Karolína Kurková with Archie Drury – Getty Images

Following that surprise, Brazilian band Batuke Samba Funk was joined by legendary sax player and James Brown band leader Pee Wee Ellis and led the crowd outside to The Remix after party.

Everyone danced on the plaza and enjoyed cocktails, desserts, and perhaps the biggest photoboth ever – under a hot pink bubble. Guests received prints of photos before hitting the dance floor and “cutting a rug” not only under the stars, but with the stars!