Art Basel is one part art and two parts parties. It's that special time of year when boldness trumps all, and there's always going to be one person one step bolder than you. There are more parties and galas than one can possibly attend in a weekend, but we tried our very best.
One that particularly stood out was The Noir Collaboration with Rocky Barnes and Caroline Vreeland at The Penthouse at the Soho Beach House. It was a denim and patch lovers dreamland, with Typoe art and designs by some of the most exciting makers out there. Plus, Chelsea Leyland was behind the turntables, which turned the party out. Elsewhere, Nick Jonas' foundation threw a party called #BeyondBasel, which raised diabetes awareness. We rubbed elbows with Madonna, too. Be still our rebel hearts. Best. Art. Basel. Ever.
Go inside our some of our favorite parties in the gallery below.
Bespoke has us woke.
Nat Rosenfeld and Rocky Barnes at The Noir Collaboration party.
DJ Chelsea Leyland, y'all.
Patches, patches, patches!
JonBoy's dog is truly stealing the show.
A moment with Nat Rosenfeld and Caroline Vreeland.
The ladies of The Noir Collaboration.
Andreja Pejić at the VLON x Nike dinner.
Michèle Lamy at the VLON x Nike dinner.
A$AP Rocky and A$AP Bari at the VLON x Nike dinner.
Sita Abellan and Venus X at the VLON x Nike dinner.
Alexandra Richards at the Up & Down x Sante D'Orazio "Polaroids" Book Party
Mr. Brainwash and Shaun Ross at the Up & Down x Sante D'Orazio "Polaroids" Book Party
Aline Weber and Russell Simmons at the Up & Down x Socialista Pop Up
T1D artist Natalie Irish before performing a live painting at the #BeyondBasel party which celebrated living beyond diabetes through art.
Benjamin Kaufman and Rose McGowan at the Up & Down x Unemployed Magazine party.
Cool light at the Up & Down x Unemployed Magazine party.
Rick Ross and Skrillex at the Ross' 1OAK event.
Madonna doing the most at the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque for Raising Malawi event. More on there here.
Madonna toasted with Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque for Raising Malawi.
Olivia Culpo at the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque party.
Karolina Kurkova at Maison de Mode’s Perrier-Jouët dinner.