The event celebrated the opening of Desire, an exhibition presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, and curated by Diana Widmaier Picasso. Held in the Miami Design District, the dinner was attended by 150 guests including Travis Scott, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anja Rubik, Hopper Penn, Elodie Bouchez, Francesca Bellettini, Paloma Picasso, Urs Fischer, Gaspar Noé, Harmony and Rachel Korine, Karim Sadli, Tschabalala Self, Mickalene Thomas, Dustin Yellin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Yi Zhou, Daniel Arsham, Hope Atherton, Craig Robbins, Staffan Ahrenberg, Jean Pigozzi, Maja Hoffmann, David Maupin, Rachel Lehmann, Maria Baibakova, Wendi Murdoch, Pippa Cohen, Dasha Zhukova, Virgil Abloh, Andre Balazs, Brett Ratner, Alex de Betak, Julio Santo Domingo, Laura de Gunzburg, Stavros Niarchos, Nathalie Canguilhem, and Alastair McKimm.
This marks the first time that Saint Laurent has partnered with W magazine to celebrate the works of artists ahead of Art Basel Miami Beach.
Desire is on view in the newly renovated Moore Building in Miami’s Design District, through December 4, 2016, during Art Basel Miami Beach. It features the works of more than 50 artists, from modern masters like Picasso and Balthus, to emerging talents. Several artists were commissioned specifically for this show, which displays artworks in a variety of media. This marks the second project that Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch are presenting, following the success of the Unrealism exhibition in the same space last year.