Even Thursday night's epic torrential downpour did not get in the way off the official kick-off party for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014.
Perhaps it helps that it was all in celebration of waterproof fashion.
Models, designers, and chefs gathered poolside (under umbrellas) at South Beach's Raleigh Hotel -- made famous as the backdrop in silver screen movies of glamorous swimmer-actress-bathing-suit-designer Esther Williams.
Models donned curious leggings and bandeau bikini tops in the Roxy PopSurf Runway Show, while nearby, Mercedes-Benz Presents designer Mara Hoffman added color to the already bright scene by wrapping the official Swim Week car in a never-before-seen print.
Model Chrissy Teigen, perhaps made insane by the 305 endless rain, tweeted out this pic, proving that she has the Miami lifestyle down pat:
Click below for photos from Thursday's Swim Week 2014 Kick-Off Party: