Relationships are reshuffled and new couplings are muffled by the din and the gin as holiday parties continue. … New York magazine flaunts its new downtown office location by settling in at the Cub Room in SoHo; the brave sailor boys at GQ plunge headfirst into the meatpacking district with a bash at Passerby; the pasty, sleep-deprived (but cash-rich) lawyers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore have been too busy billing $800 to find an “edgy” place for the holiday party, so it’s the Rainbow Room again! And Art Basel’s over, but artists are still in a partyin’ mood, as prim fashion house Chloe honors maybe-overexposed art photographer Ryan McGinley—Is he still gay? Dammit—at the Young Collectors Council Artists’ Ball at the Guggenheim, hauling in an unwieldy net of socialites and night-life types including madcap Rufus Albermarle, pretty Helena Christensen, tattooed lady Amanda Hearst—not to mention a performance by Blonde Redhead. And then (deep breath!) addled uptown socialites Helen Lee Schifter, Lisa Airan, Christina Greeven Cuomo and Padma Lakshmi (there is no end to how far marriage can take you in this town) celebrate fancy panties and raise money for Ovarian Cancer research at the Madison Avenue La Perla store. “Of course we all know La Perla,” said Ms. Greeven Cuomo, Niche Media’s VP and publishing director. “It’s only the most elegant lingerie out there. You think of it and it immediately makes you feel better.” (O.K., we’ll try it: We’re thinking of La Perla … still thinking … still thinking … Wait—hey, it works! We do feel better!) Ms. Greeven Cuomo and her husband, Chris Cuomo, will spend the holidays in the city, she said, after which “we’re going to go skiing in Aspen. My daughter will go into the ski school for the first time.” Somebody get us another drink! Lastly, if you’re about ready for “your biggest dream to come true,” Tommy Hilfiger and Glamour swoop in to the rescue, at a casting call for a documentary called Reel Docs at Trump Plaza. Who’s ready for summer?
[New York magazine holiday party, the Cub Room; GQ holiday party, Passerby; both invite only; Cravath holiday party, the Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center; Guggenheim YCC Artists’ Ball, 1071 Fifth Avenue, 9 p.m., invite only; La Perla cocktail party, 803 Madison Avenue, 7 p.m., invite only; Glamour Reel Docs casting, Trump Plaza at 59th Street, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.]