Istituto Marangoni Miami hosts VIP opening reception for MI + MI = MILAN + MIAMI International fashion school Istituto Marangoni Miami held a VIP reception on November 30thduring Miami Art Week to debut its new exhibition of contemporary Italian art, MI + MI = MILAN + MIAMI, which benefits the schools scholarship program. Istituto Marangoni Miami CEO and President Hakan Baykam welcomed guests, including Italian Consul General Cristiano Musillo; exhibition curator Aldo Premoli; New York philanthropist Jean Shafiroff; fashion designer Rene Ruiz; Brazilian model and influencer Victoria Brito; and actress and model Celesta Hodge. This event was also promoted by 24Fashion TV, represented by co-founders: CEO Victoria Unikel and CTO Gene Avakyan.

The sleek, seven-floor campus in the Miami Design District also hosted two VIP tour days, which were attended by celebrities, musicians, and artists, including Foodgod, Grammy Award-winning DJ Tracy Young, Nia Kay, Danny Casale and Ryan Jamaal Swain, as well as professional athletes including Miami Dolphins players Andrew Van Ginkle, Duke Riley, Elandon Roberts, Emmanuel Ogbah, Jerome Baker, Mack Hollins and Shawn Wooden. The MI + MI = MILAN + MIAMI exhibition will be on display through January 2022 at Istituto Marangoni, 3704 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137. One-third of the proceeds will benefit the schools scholarship fund.