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Dear Santa, Please Bring Me…A Very Long Letter?


Last night’s annual tree-lighting at Rockefeller Center was a mob scene, but it wasn’t the evening’s only throng. Just down the street, shoppers, designers, and fashion fixtures like Kate Bosworth, Prabal Gurung and Karlie Kloss came together to toast the launch of Target, Neiman Marcus, and the CFDA’s collaborative holiday collection—and to do a little pre-shopping. A set of highball glasses designed by Joseph Altuzarra, and Christmas ornaments by Jason Wu seemed to be particularly hot-ticket items, and some designers appeared to have had their own lists in mind when creating their items: Both the duos behind Marchesa and Rag & Bone made outfits for their children. But what were they hoping for themselves? Click here for a slideshow of shoppers roaming the racks, and read on below to find out who’s stockpiling Jet-Set Travel and Peruvian liquor, and who’s hoping to find a Ferrari parked under their tree.

Diane von Furstenberg: “The most important gift I give is a very long, personal letter—with a drawing! I always do that for my children and grandchildren, and I expect the same in return.”

Joseph Altuzarra: “I once received this weird bottle of Peruvian alcohol, which is so not me. I think it’s still in my freezer. But this year, I really want an Ami leather jacket.”

Pamela Skaist-Levy: “There’s always one art book every year that everyone seems to give and receive. I already have a few copies of Jet-Set Travel.”

Thom Browne: “Getting gifts is not my thing. I like giving gifts more than receiving. I’m just looking forward to having some great food and Champagne—a nice bottle of Krug.”

Scott Sternberg: “A massage or a vacation wouldn’t be so hard to appreciate.”

Allison Williams: I usually like to focus on giving—but at a party like this, it’s hard to not want everything! I’m lucky enough to already have the Marc Jacobs scarf. It’s so cozy.”

Karlie Kloss: “A solid three weeks off—a gift I’m giving myself this year.”

Zoe Saldana: “Christmas lights! I never have enough. I’m obsessed! I have a house in L.A., and I’ll put lights up anywhere I can climb.”

Marcus Wainwright: “I really like the shot glasses we made for tonight. They’re inspired by a drinking problem. And I like anything with really intense wrapping.”

David Neville: “Breakfast in bed, sleeping in, and a Ferrari. Not too much to ask for.”

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