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Gaga’s M.A.C. Ad Debuts; Re-Gifting Up This Holiday Season

• Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper’s M.A.C.’s Viva Glam spring campaign is out. As you see, Gaga left the lace face masks at home. [FWD]

• Consumers will buy for ten people this year, down from sixteen last year, according to market-research firm NPD. Also, re-gifting is expected to increase. [NYT]

• Exotic-skin handbag brand Ambrosi Abrianna is opening its first New York store at 850 Madison Avenue today. Bags at the 1,580-square-foot boutique range from $475 for a python card case to $62,000 for a limited-edition crocodile golf bag. [WWD]

Karl Lagerfeld shot a black-and-white calendar for Italian Marie Claire, featuring French actress Anna Mouglalis and Baptiste Giabiconi enacting iconic moments in Italian cinema. [Fashionista]

Naomi Campbell is rumored to be guest-editing a spring issue of Russian Vogue. [FWD]

Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz art-directed the cover of an editorial in the December issue of Vogue Brazil. [Fashionologie]

• Designer Alexis Mabille has created a limited-edition yule-log cake for the Parisian chocolaterie Angelina that resembles a quilted, studded Chanel bag. [Moment/NYT]

Gaga’s M.A.C. Ad Debuts; Re-Gifting Up This Holiday Season