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Calvin Klein’s Webster residence on Thursday night was technically a showcase of the house’s private collaboration with the store—a modern selection of Francisco Costa-designed knits, crop-tops, and dresses, all in shades of black, white, or red—but like all CK gatherings, it was so much more than that. After guests like Leigh Lezark and Derek Blasberg finished milling around the store’s second floor sipping champagne, it was up to the roof, where Mr. Costa held court with Alessandra Ambrosio. Nearby, Amy Sacco shared a laugh or two with Art Production Fund’s Yvonne Force, looking stunning in a classic Calvin Klein column gown. Elsewhere, Ryan McGinley negotiated the placement of a white rose in a very pretty woman’s hair while a dance floor quickly developed, all to a perfect soundtrack of music provided by DJ Mike Nouveau.
Art Basel’s requisite fashion crowd took a morning respite from the Miami heat on Friday to check out GAP and Visionaire’s Tees & Tea brunch at The Webster. Guests we spotted from the night before, like Francisco Costa himself, nibbled on bites of miniature French toast while checking out the two brands’ shirt collaboration in all its black and metallic glory. The fête celebrated the official launch of the limited and exclusive collection, appropriately titled “Miami 5,” which will be sold at Gap’s Miami and New York flagships, along with The Webster Miami, and NYC’s VFiles outfit. Using graphics provided by artists Yoko Ono, Inez & Vinoodh, Craig McDean, Sølve Sundsbø, Maurizio Cattelan, and Pierpaolo Ferrari, the shirts take the casual comfort Gap is known for and step things up a notch with a very Visionaire flair. BTW, if you're not in NYC or or Miami, you should hurry up and order yours while you can.