The Cut’s Fashion-World Secret Santa, Day 7: Eva Chen Gets a Gift


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 day seven of our Secret Santa unveiling, we find out what Eva Chen, editor-in-chief of Lucky, received. Zoom into the image above to see the chic gifts she got from her Secret Santa, Simon Doonan. Watch her sweet reaction to the "affordable" gift in the video below.

Plus, the messages from Simon to Eva:

Affordable Gift
Jonathan Adler Carnaby Zebra Stacking Dish
, $24
"This Zebra dish checks so many boxes, the first being nepotism. Yes, this gorgeous accessory is designed by my husband Jonathan Adler. Secondly, an in-demand, super-chic gal like Eva needs a vide poche. She has to have somewhere to fling all those business cards that people constantly thrust into her pockets. It's also great for holding her supply of Skittles."

Aspirational Gift
Moreau Croc Brégançon Zip Tote, $24,000
"If I had unlimited shekels I would, of course, present Eva with a simple Moreau croc bag, a Barneys exclusive! I can just imagine the power frisson which Eva would cause when she strolled into the Condé Nast elevator with $24,000 worth of croc in the crook of her arm."

Tune in tomorrow to see who receives the next gift. Happy holidays!

Illustrations by Clare Mallison.