MIAMI
12/01/2011 10:37 pm ET | Updated Dec 02, 2011

PHOTOS: Design Miami Vernissage

One of the most prestigious and must-attend Art Basel week events is the Design Miami vernissage -- and every party-goer has a fashion statement to make. The fair draws the who's who of the art world, all creatively costumed and ready to be seen.

Exciting designs and styles can be spotted not only on guests but on display for the fair itself, like the plastic chain necklaces by Dutch artist Jantje Fleischhut at the Ornametum Gallery booth, gorgeous lighting installations by Mathieu Lehanneur at the Carpenter's Workshop Gallery booth, and a colorful installation for the new Audio A2 e-tron concept car called Urban Future, developed by the Copenhagen-based design firm BIG. There, crowds gathered to hobnob over what seemed like never-ending Veuve Clicquot in all their best fashions and style.

Design Miami is open from November 30 to December 4, in a custom structure erected adjacent to sister fair Art Basel Miami Beach. -- Jipsy

Jipsy at Design Miami

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