The New Museum hosted its 35th annual spring gala Wednesday night, but it felt more like summer at Cipriani Wall Street thanks to the invite’s dress code encouraging “jade & coral” attire. Amanda Brooks was one of the few who complied, save the evening’s gala chairs Shelley Fox Aarons, Mitzi Eisenberg and Charlotte Ford. This being an art crowd, a little rule-breaking was to be expected. Olivier Zahm palled around with honorary chair Chloe Sevigny, in a Bianca Jagger-esque white tuxedo suit, while Chuck Close worked an ethnic print head-to-toe look. It proved a nice segue to the Brooklyn-based band The Pimps of Joytime, who played their “Janxta Funk” sound after honoree Paul McCarthy received his award.