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Fashion News Article Posted January 16, 2007

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Art Basel Collectors Miami beach Fair kicked off Famous Andre Van Pier Coveted "Fashion Rock" Millennium Style Exhibit World Tour and Visionaire Magazine celebrated their 50th Issue at Art Basel Bash in South beach Miami Florida

Miami Vices. Fashion Rocks "Art meets haute Fashion" Exhibition Celebrity worn fashions collectibles extravagance goes on World Tour The serious collector's newest hobby. Andre Van Pier Hollywood celebrity fashions, Haute Hip Hop and Pop Rock Haute couture is becoming the hottest collectibles

"ROCK 'N' ROLL CELEBRITY FASHIONS" MEETS HAUTE COUTURE Famous rock fashions worn by Beatles John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Bono U2 Madonna. Mick Jagger, David Bowie stage's clothing and chic couture worn by the biggest names in Hollywood, society circles and royalty such as Princess Diana HIT a "high note" at the Art Basel Expo's preview of the star studded celebrity fashions exhibit designed by chic fashion & beauty maverick Andre Van Pier and 10 other artist.

It is well known that those who travel to Art Basel Miami Beach for the ultimate art expo show and never see much of it. While the serious collectors arrive and leave early snapping up the best of what is available on the booths. The rest of the world descends on South Beach for a week long celebration of sleepless nights.

Parisian night life King Le Baron is taking over the hot spot in South Beach "Rain" to host a week long soirees featuring dancer Oliver Casamayou deck out in Andre Van Pier hot body couture will lead the willing in a "Justin Time" dance honoring the musical styling of Justin Timberlake. Outrageous scintillating outfits designed by Andre Van Pier--the King of Rock 'n' Roll Fashions-," King of high fashion"-and worn by rock music legends, superstars, celebrities, movie stars, supermodels to super Moms and PAP's such as Mick Jagger Bono, Madonna, Cher, Tom Jones, and Melania Knauss Trump to Gossip Queen Liz Smith to Princess Diana. The exhibit was sponsored by the hip collector's magazine "Visionaire" south beach bash at the Raleigh Hotel. All donation when to The Elizabeth Glazer Pedriatic foundation

Several Van Pier's wearable art fashion illustrations were Moonlighting all over Miami.

The David Bowie's black leather and sequin promo tour jacket painted by Bowie's ex beau Artist professor Karen Santry of the famed Fashion Institute of Technology in New York was featured in the lobby of the Sagamore hotel where Yoko Ono was previewing her "Onochord" electronic video. Playing on a 24 hour loop, conveys a typically epigrammatic message performed by Ono using a key chain laser flashlight, she flashes out "I Love You"in her own code of invention,"" two for "love" and three for "You" and is meant to be echoed by the audience, and it was performed at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Like Bob Dylan, Yoko is working on a top secret project with XM satellite radio. Yoko told Van Pier at the fete on Thursday evening at the Sagamore's Social Miami Restaurant. It is one more way to communicate with an audience, Yoko said.

Meanwhile at the Delano Hotel lobby Bono's black diamond leather and wool aviator jacket by Andre Van Pier rendered by 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 Andree 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. Bout Liz and Whoopi'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 unassuming aura of royalty with the ultimate taste and style and simplistic chic. "Diana's love affair with Van Pier's couture began first when some clothes were called in by Mario Testino Diana photographer for a fashion shoot. Later the princess was intrigued when she spotted a Van Pier signature jacket that appeared in a magazine ad for Macys department store purchased by a chaperone. When Diana noticed princess Stephanie of Monaco wearing a skinny gold pant in a Bazaar fashion layout and prompted her to call Van Pier to bring the collection to her suite at the Pierre Hotel on fifth avenue New York. Andre quickly rushed in from shooting a beauty commercial in the Caribbean to paid the royal visit. The rest is history.

Prince William's mother, Princess Diana, was Van Pier's most revered celebrity client and was widely photographed wearing his signature AVP navy blazer and both black and white skinny leggings in silk and Lycra that the princess loved since the minute she lied eyes on.

Andre Van Pier celebrity designer, beauty expert and adviser to the stars who also serves as style creative concept artist executive consultant for Hollywood movie studios and major advertising industries and was also the special guest of H.E. Sheik Hamad Bin Suhain Al for a private cocktail dinner party at" David Bouley "Evolution located at the Ritz Carlton South Beach.

Later in the week more cocktails, lobster and caviar at a luncheon at the Lido at the Standard in Island Avenue hosted by Isis Films LA and the South Beach tourist association in an effort to bring SCI-fY filming to south beach were persuading Andre Van Pier to bring back his out of this world New Year's Eve futuristic space discoball annual bash held at The Ocean front Auditorium for 2,000 of his closest friends. Among the surprise guest: Shirley Mclaine, perhaps the most space out celebrity of our times. ( if not other life times) and often attended by many luminaries such as Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson, Sir Elton, Stanley Kubbrick,The Ants, Gloria Estefan, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, Prince and boy George among few. "I can't never say never" commented Van Pier noting that "The Ocean beach space New Year's Eve ball was the most futuristic event of the decade featuring outrageous space age customs, cosmic boys and girls go-go dancers, electrifying bionic women, unbelievable galactic men and non stop entertaining all night long. There were special appearances by "Ro-men" through out the evening, and a galactic spaceship descended at midnight. The events were filmed by The Sci-fi channel and covered international press and television news.

Hollywood transplant, Kneau Reeves was displaying considering interest in Van Pier's revolutionary based "Alien Technology" luminescence photo art work and the futuristic series of Michael Jackson space age couture illustrations art for Jackson's much talked musical comeback. Kneau also discussed Andre's Techno fashions for rock stars and other Hollywood celebrities noting that was a far out couture fashion trend that was making waves from London, Paris to Milan and New York.

Van Pier's avant garde, groundbreaking fashions continue to startle and astound fashionistas everywhere. He has applied his fashion savvy in the making of a dizzying array of rock videos, films and high tech commercials for Intel Pentium, Procter & Gamble, Nokia, IBM, Ford, Merrill Lynch, Boeing, Moet Chandon, Jaguar, Roll Royce China,Toshiba, Mitsubishi HDTV television promotion, Mercedez Benz , Rolex and London's giant banking conglomerate HSBC famous "petal metal couture" global ad campaign.

Andre also dressed Cindy Crawford for the Super Bowl commercials and most recently created the brocade tuxedos and sequin tails for Mick Jagger's last appearance in the Super Bowl entertainment extravaganza, Columbia Record's EMI American Records;" Capitol Records;" Warner Brothers, Geffen Records. And motion picture studios such as 20th Century Fox, Touchtone pictures, and Sony pictures entertainment. He has also worked with the Red Hot Chile Peppers, the Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode, the Rolling Stones and My Chemical Romance. And that is only the tip of the iceberg. Van Pier divides his time between London, New York and Tokyo and is a highly sought after consultant for major television commercials broadcast airing on an almost daily basis in 3 continents.

Van Pier's love affair with Hollywood began when he designed the infamous red sequin dress for Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. Van Pier's the world of rock 'n' roll fashions came in the early 1980's when he was hired by MTV to create a hip new image for the station's Veejays. During that time he was introduced to a young singer named Madonna who was without a budget for an album cover. Van Pier came to Madonna's rescue. Since that time he has been a creative conceptual consultant for top music entertainment companies such as Sony Music, CBS records, RCA, Island and Atlantic records Music television MTV, VH1, HBO, A & E. Entertaiment Television, London's BBC newscast weekend entertainment evening news, Asahi TV, Univision and Telemundo.

Andre Van Pier Celebrity couture portraits by New York's Fashion Institute of Technology artist; Karen Santry, Mar Buckley, Timothy Patterson, Jenniffer Pastechi.,Dominika Gardokaand Anna Nadler.

The famous fashions for the rich and the famous were designed by Andre Van Pier, who has graced the covers of magazines from the world over and is planning a highly anticipated new line of Rock Couture that will blend streetwear with glamour. "I want to turn ordinary people into rock stars," Van Pier said.

All of the stagewear and couture frocks at the exhibit, including fashions worn by screen legend Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Di, Pricilla Prestly, socialites Nina Griscom 24 karat encrosted gold tuxedo photographed in Bergdorf's Goodman New York for Town & Country magazine was donated to the Cleveland museum by a generous collector and Melania Kanuss Trump extravagant pesantry fantasy couture painting was donated by an anonymous collector for Habitat & Humanity. All of this spectacular art couture was designed by Van Pier for fashion magazine layouts.

The Fashion & Art Couture will be display at the ritzy Rock Hard Casino in Fortlauderdale and then to Paris Fiac Art Fair and to The left bank Art House, on to London's Frieze Art Expo with a stopover at The new Guggenhim Museum in Dubai followed by the fashion hall at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar in the United Arab Emirates and finally to Tokyo Ginza district art centre.

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