For a festive countdown to Christmas, the Cut brings back its Secret Santa game — but instead of showering ourselves with gifts, we enlisted fourteen fashion-world influencers and randomly assigned them each a Secret Santa as stylish as they are. We asked a mix of fashion editors, creative directors, and power bloggers to select two presents for their Secret Santa recipients: an “affordable” gift (something roughly $30 or less) and an “aspirational” one (what they’d purchase if money were no limit). The gifts have all arrived safely under our (virtual) Christmas tree, and the time for unwrapping has begun.
On our final day of our Secret Santa unveiling, we find out what style and beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson received. Zoom into the image above to see the gifts she got from her Secret Santa, Elle’s creative director, Joe Zee.
The messages from Joe to Mary Alice:
“30 bucks of Swedish Fish (for long nights in the studio!)”
Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry
“The limitless-price gift is a piece of jewelry from Elizabeth Taylor’s collection.”
Illustrations by Clare Mallison.