ART BASEL/MIAMI TO KICK OFF ANDRE VAN PIER WEARABLE ART WORLD TOUR. YOKO ONO, MARTHA STEWART CHER U2 Art Basel Collectors Miami beach Fair kicked off Famous Andre Van Pier Coveted "Fashion Rock" Millennium Style Exhibit World Tour. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bono, Princes Diana, Justin
New York's FIT artist Omar Buckley was the talk of the town along with "Dustin Hoffman's painting of "Tootsie's" red, red hot "Stars & Stripes" sequin dress originally designed by Van Pier displayed at the Setai Hotel.
At the Mansion Timothy Patterson's outreageous art illustration of Kiss in Andre Van Pier's sexy rock couture fashions was literally rocking the house.
The first time Art Besel's featured a dazzling collection of celebrity art couture designed by Van Pier-for some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Madonna, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Prince and "My Chemical Romance." The Madonna items include the scandalous silk black fishnet mesh body suit worn by the Material Mom in her "Sex" book and the famous white fringed leather and lace futuristic jumpsuits & gowns from Cher's world tour and the stunning, one of a kind Diana Ross gown "the world's first made entirely of man made diamonds" and is valued at a cool $100,000.
The gates opened at noon at the Miami Convention Center for the fifth Art Besel/Miami Beach and by 5 p.m., many galleries were sold out of most of the works they were exhibiting. But even though the VIP collectors had early access to the art work considering the fair is
like Supermarket Sweep, the cheapest item stars at around $15,000
Beauty expert and guru of fashion chic, Andre Van Pier was fueling up to due the rounds hob nabbing with socialites around town, first having lunch at the USB
Lounge with Clarissa Bronfman who jetted for the fair and said "This year, Edgar was like, Watch it." She yoked. Later stopped by Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter's big ticket dinner Tuesday night with Tom Freston, Marie Jossie Kravis Andre Balazs and Elizabeth Salztman among the guests. Dassi Olarte de kanavos , lamenting she was in the waiting list for art she never got, but Brooke de Ocampo made it in all white tennis outfit.
Martha Stewart the diva of domesticity spent several minutes admiring the Andre Van Pier couture fashions "I can wear this now." Referring to Van Pier's collection, Stewart said, "I love this man's clothes," she
gasped when she spotted the dazzling tunic and pants outfit Van Pier designed for the gossip news maven turned fashion doyen Liz Smith made entirely of Swiss swaroski crystals for the Times.
"This must cost a ton. I love it!," she said. Stewart called "drop dead gorgeous" the spectacular Whoopi Golberg's silver shirt soie and white Napa leather
tube pants worn for the same New York Times ad campaign. Bouts Liz and Whoopie's frocks were designed by fashion's chic designer Andre Van
Pier who is synonymous with Hollywood glamour.
Meanwhile Jayne Seymour couldn't take her eyes from the black silk princess Diana dresses and commented "This is timeless elegance" However the "Crown Jewel" of the exhibit was Princes Diana elegant all black couture also designed by Andre Van Pier. Princess Diana was a Queen,"said Van Pier, noting that "she combined an