Art Basel Doesn't Wait To Party

by EMILY HOLLANDER · December 3, 2009

Sylvester StalloneArt Basel actually kicks off today, but the plethora of parties and previews the past couple of days paint a different picture. Pun intended.

[Photos by JOE SCHILDHORN for PMc]. Last night, gallerina Krystyna Gmurzynska hosted a dinner that included some Hollywood royalty, and royal royalty.  Slyvester Stallone, Princess Michael of Kent and the ilk dined among the synchronized mermaids of The Satai.

Jennifer Flavin Stallone, Sylvester StalloneRonnie Cutrone, Princess Michael of Kent Jennifer Flavin Stallone, Sylvester Stallone, Ronnie Cutrone, Princess Michael of Kent

Mermaid, Anthony Haden-Guest Mermaid, Anthony Haden-Guest

Lyor Cohen, Krystyna Gmurzynska Lyor Cohen, Krystyna Gmurzynska

Deniz BadruttDori Cooperman, Harry Lefrak Deniz Badrutt, Dori Cooperman, Harry Lefrak

Laura Poretzky, Diego GarciaJurg Marquard, Raquel Marquart Laura Poretzky, Diego Garcia, Jurg Marquard, Raquel Marquart

Mermaids Mermaids

[Photos by NICK HUNT for PMc]. Aby Rosen of the W Hotels is clearly down with the cool kids as his ballroom is the home of "Happy Endings," curated by Vito Schnabel for The Bruce High Quality FoundationTerence Koh, members of the Schnabel clan, and Rolling Stone progeny Theo Wenner who actually DJ'ed, came to dine and drink some Dom.

Terence Koh, Vito Schnabel Terence Koh, Vito Schnabel

Theo Wenner, Lola Schnabel Theo Wenner, Lola Schnabel

Jacqueline SchnabelYvonne Force Villareal Jacqueline Schnabel, Yvonne Force Villareal

Sante D'Orazio, Natalie Kill Sante D'Orazio, Natalie Kill

Adam Lesser, John Gauld, Casey Kelbaugh Adam Lesser, John Gauld, Casey Kelbaugh

Michael Mosgerg, Jemima Kirke Michael Mosgerg, Jemima Kirke

Dori Cooperman, Ozlem OnalPhil Aarons, Shelley Fox Aarons Dori Cooperman, Ozlem Onal, Phil Aarons, Shelley Fox Aarons

Julia Carrozzini, Yvonne Ramos Julia Carrozzini, Yvonne Ramos

Erin Kraus, Mirabelle Martin Erin Kraus, Mirabelle Martin

[Photos by BILLY FARRELL for PMc]. Lehmann Maupin Gallery and Pinacoteca hosted a cocktail party honoring Teresita Fernandez at The Setai.  Among the guests were Calvin Klein, Anna Di Stasi, David Maupin and Times editor Stefano Tonchi.

Teresita Fernandez, Anna Di StasiDavid Maupin, Teresita Fernandez Teresita Fernandez, Anna Di Stasi, David Maupin, Teresita Fernandez

Isabel Rattazzi, Calvin KleinJames Kaliardos, Sabisha Friedberg Isabel Rattazzi, Calvin Klein, James Kaliardos, Sabisha Friedberg

Brian Phillips, Stefano TonchiOlga Rei, Valentine Uhovski Brian Phillips, Stefano Tonchi, Olga Rei, Valentine Uhovski