Tuesday, November 18

eightdaytues 1 Tuesday, November 18Koons? Meet Chloë! Fashion continues to cultivate its incestuous relationship with art, as RxArt, an organization that provides “healing” canvases to hospitals, throws a glittering cocktail party hosted by power gallerist Larry Gagosian and fashion fascinations Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, all in honor of pop-and-porn artist Jeff Koons. Expected to turn up in formidable footwear are socialite-dermatologist Lisa Airan, Fabiola Beracasa, Genevieve Jones, model-designer Erin Wasson, tall Vogue-ette Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, sleepy-eyed model Jessica Stam, Dada-like dresser Chloë Sevigny, rocker Gavin Rossdale’s lately discovered model daughter Daisy Lowe, and lesbian power-duo Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant. Later, similar smugness but considerably less facial filler presides over the Moth Ball, the self-proclaimed “Biggest Literary Night of the Year,” which beats you over the head with the art of storytelling. Garrison Keillor presents this year’s “Moth Award” to Salman Rushdie, presumably for his achievements with prose, not women, before an audience including New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, Esquire’s A. J. Jacobs in his anatomically correct tight trousers, The Observer’s Simon Doonan, actress and East Village denizen Rachel Weisz and the dapper Gay Talese.

[The Party honoring Jeff Koons, 450 West 15th Street, 7 p.m., invite only; the Moth Ball, Capitale, 130 Bowery, 6:30 p.m.]

mbryan@observer.com