One tends to see a lot of fantastic outfits during Basel week. (Need I remind you of this unforgettable doozy a few years back?). But the highlight of my night was catching Takashi Murakami dressed as a giant pom-pom at the Design Miami/NYTimes party at the Raleigh Penthouse. Sure I also rubbed backsides with Andre Balazs (and oh, what a fine backside t'was to rub) and mingled with Chuck Close. But Takashi clearly stole the show. As it should be.