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A little Racked New York Christmas gift from us to you—an insider look at some of New York's New Yorkiest designers and their fabulous holiday plans courtesy of WWD (which, as always, is subscription required).
We love Isaac Mizrahi and we love that his holiday plans revolve entirely around food. The gifts he's giving: “These divine Christmas cookies that are handmade by a special source in L.A. They’re like works of art.”
The gift he's looking forward to: “A double revolving waffle iron," and:
“A very special kind of candy that my friend Rita makes and sends. I look forward to it all year and I tried to make it once, but it wasn’t nearly as good.”
What he's wearing:
“I’m excited to wear anything that fits. As you can see, my holidays revolve entirely around eating. I’ve made these new shirt jackets that are really flattering, so hopefully I’ll look okay. My other New Year’s tradition: Right after the holidays, I go on a huge diet.”
Alexis Bittar on traveling this holiday: “I will be living out Doctor Zhivago in Saint Petersburg.”
Nicole Miller's tradition: “We really do roast chestnuts over an open fire!” And her crazy-awesome sounding Christmas outfit: “My new Issey Miyake skirt made from recycled soda bottles with my cashmere sweater on top.”
Tommy Hilfiger is wishing for "sunshine," hosting "cookouts on the beach," and wearing "short sleeves." What, you don't Christmas in Mustique?
Philip Crangi pines for candlesticks: "I’d love to have a collection of Ted Muehling candlesticks. Maybe someone will help me start it this year.” Oh, and he's wearing red Prada.
Um, how do we get on Jason Wu's gift-giving list? He's parsing out “Fig-scented candles from Canvas; Allure by Diana Vreeland—it’s one of [his] favorite books; skin care products from Sunday Riley; a “Miss Wu” scarf, and John Derian decoupage plates.”
Tory Burch wants "hand-me-downs" from her mom, plans on “caftans" and a whole lotta Burch for her Mexican beach vacation, and loves trimming her tree:
We decorate it with a mix of ornaments, some we have collected over the years and others have been passed down. This year we only broke four—it might be a new record!”
Just a sampling, folks—thanks WWD!
· Designers and Socials Dish on Holiday Plans [WWD]