Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)

Strike a pose.
Strike a pose.
Photos by Shelly Davidov

"Clap, bitches, clap! Clap, bitches, clap!"

Just another night with Miami's favorite fierce crew from the Garret. This time, the monthly Catwalk: A Night of Vogue moved to Little Haiti, all part of the big #IHAITIBASEL line-up that took over a part of town usually left out of the Art Basel flurry.

Produced by Miami creative initiative MGKAT, #IHAITIBASEL is an interactive map, linking visitors to local businesses, artist-run spaces, and commercial galleries in the neighborhood. Available online and mobile-friendly, the #IHAITIBASEL map is an open forum, where local spaces and residents submitted locations, creative events, and random happenings during Miami Art Week.

After days of experimental sound and visual programs and live performances from Richard Kennedy of Hercules and Love Affair, Mykki Blanco, and more, Saturday's MGKATWALK event culminated in a night of drinks, dance, and the one-and-only Zebra fuckin' Katz.

See also: Catwalk at the Garret Sends Legs, Wigs and Shade Flying Everywhere (Video)

Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)

The Little Haiti Thrift and Gift Store (5865 NE 2nd Ave.) was ground zero for most of the #IHAITIBASEL events.

Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)
Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)

There was sequins, make-up, and accessories for days. Pre-performance thrifting should be the new staple.

Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)

 

Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)

The photo booth was a popular mugging spot, naturally.

Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)

Clear the floor. Make way. Sissy that walk.

Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)

 

Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)

Zebra Katz, in true menacing, fashion-centric Zebra Katz form, made his slow entrance in a hood with slits for eyes.

Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)

Some mic trouble slowed things down but the BLK WICCAN powered through.

Art Basel in Little Haiti: A Night of Vogue, Zebra Katz, and Endless Mugs (Photos)

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The night brought out artists like Jillian Mayer, Autumn Casey, and, yes, Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric -- a refreshing mix of attitudes and personalities amid the Basel VIP/RSVP snob shit show.

Here's hoping #IHAITIBASEL brings it again next Art Basel!

Follow Shelly Davidov on Twitter @ShellyDavidov.

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