Art Basel Kicks Off With Costumes And Calvin Klein At The Raleigh Hotel

by Rachelle Hruska · December 3, 2008

    [Calvin Klein, Takashi Murakami. Photos by JOE SCHILDHORN for PMc]

    It's Art Basel time!! And last night's opening party, thrown by the NY Times T Magazine at The Penthouse at The Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, brought out the die hard art fans.  This year, many predict a dramatic decline in money spent both on the major Art Festival and at it.  Art may be the last thing that many would think about buying right now, but that's not stopping art enthusiasts like the Schnabels, Calvin Klein, Takashi Murakami (who showed up in a festive flower power costume), Stefano Tonchi, Naomi Campbell, Rachel Zoe, and Pharrell Williams among others.  Yours truly will be heading down Friday to check out the scene.

    More photos below:

    Stefano Tonchi, Sandy Brant, Ingrid Sischy, Karla Otto