The Mandarin Oriental, Miami in partnership with Diamonds Unleashed by Kara Ross, a “profits with a purpose" brand invites guests to enjoy a wearable art exhibition at Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach open to the public from November 27- December 4, 2016. The exhibit will launch in an exclusive event on Thursday, December 1.
This one-of-a-kind wearable art exhibition celebrates Diamonds Unleashed and its mission to promote and support women’s empowerment. The exhibition will debut in the hotel’s lobby and feature interpretations of the iconic All in One Dress by Council of Fashion Designers of America ( CFDA) Lifetime Achievement Winner Norma Kamali. Each dress will be customized by an emerging or established artist whose talents range from painting, illustration as well as nail and tattoo art and will include their artistic interpretation of a diamond in their design.
Participating artists include Mei Kawajiri, Stuart Semple, Julia Heffernan, PJ Linden, Claire Luxton, Georgia Grey, Carly Jean Andrews, Ivan Alifan, Dave Pollot, Kendra Dandy, Damon Lucas, Bradley Theodore, Julia Rich, Ashley Longshore, Alex Grant, Francine Dressler, AM DeBrincat, Serkan Akyol, Mengyao GUO, Amit Greenberg, two students from New York’s Parsons School of Design and Ross.
It will be hosted at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami on Thursday, December 1. A special menu inspired by the fashionable art will be presented by Azul Chef de Cuisine Benjamin Murray and La Mar Executive Chef Diego Oka. Models will be wearing the custom dresses in a live installation at the event and each dress will be auctioned off with proceeds donated.