The Scions: Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani (and Italians in General)
The global art/design/fashion market has a massive and marked Roman presence this year. Brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, fourth generation of the Harry’s Bar in Venice empire, are taking a particularly high profile at this Miami Art Week. They opened the Coconut Grove location of their Mr. C Beverly Hills hotel earlier this year, and are now talking up the planned residences next door. Maggio, meanwhile, is hosting cocktails at Socialista on Brickell, whose invitation promises to “present a representation of how the privileged pre-Revolution Habaneros lived.”
Museums and exhibitions, too, have an Italian flavor: The Italian Consulate General in Miami is partnering with the Wolfsonian design museum on its annual Art Basel party on December 6. Chloé will be hosting a private dinner at the Bass to celebrate Italian artist Lara Favaretto. In the Design District, a lavish Prestige Imports pop-up salutes Horacio Pagani, the car maker who gained fame at Lamborghini before launching his own bespoke auto brand. And Luna Park, a 40,000-square-foot, three-floor Italian market, debuts in Brickell.
But the most glorious Italian import, perhaps? At the Cadillac Hotel on Collins Avenue, an elaborate ArtCade exhibition of vintage pinball, Skee-Ball, and other games—a life-size Operation game is promised—will offer, in the 75-degree weather, spiked Italian ices.