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 the final day of our Secret Santa unveiling, we find out what CFDA CEO Steven Kolb received. Zoom into the image above to see the gifts he got from his Secret Santa, Tina Craig (a.k.a. Bag Snob).
The messages from Tina to Steven:
Owl Mug Tea Set, $50
“Between his Manhattan apartment and Pennsylvania country home, Steven has collected more than 1,000 owl-inspired objects, so what better to get him than an owl tea set? Those wide eyes will jump-start any morning, especially when paired with a little jolt of caffeine.”
Bottega Veneta Edoardo Ebano Light Calf Soft Crocodile Fume Cross-Body Bag, $10,400
“Nothing but the best for the CEO of the CFDA! Bottega’s unparalleled dedication to craftsmanship and quality materials ensure that Steven could carry this croc-accented classic for years and years to come.”
Illustrations by Clare Mallison.