Forget the small. This Christmas, good things come in large packages — make that large stockings. In order to spread good cheer to all (or at least to a lucky six), WWD recruited Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Badgley Mischka, Josie Natori and Anthropologie to design one-of-a-kind stockings, and they came through in spectacular fashion. The amazing numbers — stuffings included — go up for bid on eBay tonight (proceeds will benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels), filled to the brim with fabulous goodies. Here, Anthropologie’s giant wool sock, complete with a detachable knitted cuckoo “clock.”
Now, Oscar! Now, Stella! Now, Dolce & Gabbana! Not to mention Anthropologie, Josie Natori and Badgley Mischka. No offense to Dancer and Prancer, but we’re talking fashion here, and that means it’s all about the designers. This year, WWD enlisted a spectacular lineup, including one red-hot retailer, to custom-design their very own one-of-a-kind stockings — and stuff them full of superspecial items that reflect what they do — all in the good name of charity. Oscar de la Renta decked out his silk brocade design with fluff and frou, i.e. colorful beadwork, silk taffeta and soft white fox fur. Not to be out-luxed, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana made naughty much better than nice with their decadent black-and-white silk tulle stocking with a silk organza overlay. Mark Badgley and James Mischka, meanwhile, were inspired by what they do best: extravagant evening gowns. Their Yuletide take features bustled dove-gray duchesse silk satin tied together with one grand bow. Felt polar bear appliqués on Stella McCartney’s stocking demonstrate her passion for animals; she finished off her wool and cashmere charmer with sequins and Swarovski crystal embroidery. Bigger is better for Josie Natori, whose oversize silk charmeuse number is decorated with ornate Asian-inspired floral embroidery. As for Anthropologie’s whimsical knitted sock, the designers put everything on it but the kitchen sink (wool sweaters, cardboard, bamboo, felt, pipe cleaners, wire, buttons, snaps and pom-poms, for starters). The result? A magical sight, complete with a detachable cuckoo clock, its vintage silver spoons set to tea time. “We stitched, looped and purled our hearts into the stocking,” said Carrie Sobkow, Anthropologie’s sweater designer, and part of the five-member stocking team.
Tonight, the six priceless designs, abundance of treats included, hit eBay, where they will be up for auction through Dec. 29. All proceeds will benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels, which provides weekend and holiday meals to New York City’s homebound elderly. Merry Christmas to all and happy bidding!
DOLCE & GABBANA lavish stocking in black-and-white silk satin with organza roses and tulle overlay (22 inches long by 13 inches wide), custom-designed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Dolce & Gabbana black plastic sunglasses with rhinestones, $370.
Dolce & Gabbana tortoise-shell plastic sunglasses, $345.
Dolce & Gabbana women’s canvas and leather Animalier wallet (4 inches long by 7 inches wide), $295.
Dolce & Gabbana canvas and leather Animalier cosmetics kit (5.5 inches long by 9.5 inches wide), $250.
Two Dolce & Gabbana silk ties, $170 each.
Two bottles of Dolce & Gabbana’s The One perfume for women (16 oz.), $82 each.
Dolce & Gabbana The One cologne for men (3.3. oz.), $82.TOTAL: $1,846
OSCAR DE LA RENTA superluxe silk brocade stocking in Christmas red with multicolored bead embroidery and white fox and silk taffeta trim (26 inches long by 16 inches wide), custom-designed by Oscar de la Renta.
Oscar de la Renta cashmere stole with lace trim (96 inches long by 96 inches wide), $1,195.
Oscar de la Renta alligator mini hand clutch (6 inches long by 3 inches wide), $1,095.
Oscar de la Renta plastic sunglasses with signature logo, $320.
Set of four silver-plated enamel Mini Revere bowls from
Oscar de la Renta Home for Lunt Silversmiths, $185.
Oscar de la Renta holiday fragrance gift set: two 1.4-oz. bottles, one 1.6-oz. bottle and one 0.13-oz. bottle, $57.50.
Holiday candle from Oscar de la Renta Home by Vie Luxe (11.1 oz.), $50. TOTAL: $2,902.50
BADGLEY MISCHKA “corsette” stocking in dove gray beaded duchesse silk satin with a silk satin, organza and metallic tulle bow (22 inches long by 16 inches wide). Custom-designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka.
Gift certificate for personal portrait by renowned photographer Gilles Bensimon. Estimated value: $10,000.
Badgley Mischka silk evening bag (6 inches long by 4.5 inches wide), $575.
Badgley Mischka laminated plastic and metal sunglasses with pearl inlay, $445.
Badgley Mischka beaded velvet cuff with crystal brooch (5 inches long by 1.75 inches wide), $250.
Badgley Mischka velvet and lace scarf (51 inches long by 24 inches wide), $240.
Badgley Mischka leather belt with metal logo buckle in an antique brass finish (size medium), $135.
Gift certificate to Smith’s restaurant, the newest hot spot in Greenwich Village, $100.
Badgley Mischka custom Barbie doll, $100.
Badgley Mischka Fleurs de Nuit eau de parfum (3.4 oz.), $90.
Badgley Mischka silk camisole (size medium), $80.
Signed copy of “Burnt Toast” by Teri Hatcher, $40.
“Now, Voyager” DVD (the 1942 classic starring Bette Davis), $17.99.
Arcade Fire “Neon Bible” CD (a Badgley Mischka favorite), $12.99.
Badgley Mischka promotional mints, $1. TOTAL: $12,086.98
STELLA MCCARTNEY whimsical stocking in purple wool and cashmere with polar bear adornments, Swarovski crystal embroidery and silk bow (28.5 inches long by 11 inches wide). Custom-designed by Stella McCartney.
Stella McCartney velvet ring clutch (8.5 inches by 3.5 inches), $635.
Stella McCartney fleece wool hat (one size fits all), $395.
Stella McCartney metal and plastic sunglasses, $275.
Stella McCartney plastic sunglasses, $250.
Adidas by Stella McCartney polyester and linen yoga top (size 36), $120.
Adidas by Stella McCartney satin and rubber yoga shoes (size 6.5), $95.
Adidas by Stella McCartney yoga mat, $85.
Stella Fragrance eau de parfum (100 ml.), $86.
Stella Fragrance Precious Body Cream (200 ml)., $65.
Stella Fragrance Soft Body Milk (200 ml.), $37.
Stella Fragrance Gentle Body Cleanser (200 ml.), $32.
Care by Stella McCartney 5 Benefits Moisturising Cream (50 ml.), $76.
Care by Stella McCartney 5 Benefits Moisturising Fluid (50 ml.), $76.
Care by Stella McCartney Nourishing Elixir (30 ml.), $64.
Care by Stella McCartney Radiance & Youth elixir (30 ml.), $64.
Care by Stella McCartney Calming & Soothing Elixir, (30 ml.), $64.
Care by Stella McCartney Organic Gentle Cleansing Milk (200 ml.), $35.
Care by Stella McCartney Purifying Foaming Cleanser (150 ml.), $35.
Care by Stella McCartney Organic Toning Floral Water (125 ml.), $35. TOTAL: $2,524
JOSIE NATORI’s oversize stocking in rich red embroidered and quilted silk charmeuse (38 inches long by 32 inches wide). Custom-designed by Josie Natori.
A day of golf (18 holes) for four at Natori’s private golf club, Glen Arbor in Bedford, N.Y., $500.
Lunch at the Glen Arbor golf club, $400.
Sebring golf putter (36 inches long), $200.
Two tickets for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall (Feb. 3, 2 p.m.), $150.
Three of Natori’s favorite CDs: Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos,” Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and “A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert,” $60.
JN Couture Lotus embroidered silk kimono robe (one size fits all), $2,500.
JN Couture Kyoto embroidered cashmere shawl (74 inches long by 33 inches wide), $900.
Chamonix men’s cashmere top (size medium), $475.
Chamonix men’s cashmere pants (size medium), $450.
Majestic men’s silk robe (size small/medium), $550.
Natori Home Raj Noil silk bed runner (81 inches long by 23 inches wide), $400.
Natori Home Raj silk doupioni decorative pillow (18 inches long by 6 inches wide), $175.
Natori Home Raj bamboo cotton decorative pillow with woven jacquard ribbon (5.5 inches long by 16 inches wide), $135.
Natori Home silk and wool throw (72 inches long by 54 inches wide), $200.
Natori Castle silk pajamas (size medium), $295.
JN Roma silk chemise (size medium), $295.
JN Rose Parfait nylon and polyester tank with lace trim (size small/medium), $180.
JN Black Diamond viscose camisole with lace trim (size small), $160.
JN Black Diamond viscose pants (size small), $195.
JN viscose wrap robe (size small), $235.
Cruz Karma viscose top (size medium), $68.
Cruz viscose pants (size medium), $68.
Cruz Lavish polyester bathrobe (size medium), $88.
Josie Natori Demi Plunge embroidered mesh and polyester bra (size 32B), $70.
Josie Natori nylon and Lycra spandex briefs (size medium), $36.
Natori Plunge underwire nylon and Lycra bra (size 34B), $50.
Natori nylon and Lycra panties (size medium), $24.
Underneath Full Fit soft nylon and spandex contour bra (size 34C), $68.
Underneath nylon and spandex panties (size medium), $24.
Josie Arctic acrylic robe (size medium), $88.
Josie Daywear Cats Eye polyester and spandex camisole (size medium), $88.
Josie Daywear Cats Eye polyester and spandex lace-trimmed boyshorts (size medium), $48.
Josie Girls Marshmallow polyester robe (children’s size 4/5), $58.
Josie Baby Marshmallow polyester blanket (40 inches long by 30 inches wide), $42.
Josie Girls Pixie polyester top (children’s size 4/5), $20.
Josie Girls Pixie polyester pants (children’s size 4/5), $24.
“The Art of Natori” book by Josie Natori, $100. TOTAL: $9,419
ANTHROPOLOGIE fanciful stocking with a detachable cuckoo “clock” (non-working) and a handwritten Christmas fairy tale on felt. Materials: vintage wool sweater swatches, silk, cotton felt, buttons, lace, bamboo needles and antique silver spoons (stocking: 46 inches long by 35 inches wide; cuckoo clock: 22 inches long by 19 inches wide). Custom-made by the Anthropologie design team.
Anthropologie gift card, tucked inside a miniature knitted mitten, $500.
Nola Singer sterling silver links necklace with freshwater pearl and vintage rhinestone pendant, $218.
Elevenses Sleepy Isle quilted and embroidered silk jacket (size 4), $158.
Patrice handmade 24-karat gold-plated solid bronze ring with an amazonite stone, opal and 24-karat gold-plated brass penguin embellishment, $128.
Susanne Lang Couture Custom Blend Parfum Kit with 10 eaux de parfums (0.2 oz. each), funnel, atomizer and note card, $95.
Pfiff Sweetness & Light lace-trimmed, stretch nylon chemise, $158.
Pfiff Page After Page lace-trimmed nylon bralette (size small), $68.
Pfiff Page After Page lace-trimmed nylon hipster thong (size small), $38.
Frédéric Fekkai plastic travel brush with natural boar bristles, $55.
Tocca Bagno di Viaggio set of 4-oz. shower gel, 4-oz. body lotion, candle and matches, $48.
IVKO lambswool scarf (72 inches long by 12 inches wide), $88.
“Swahili Chic, The Feng Shui of Africa,” with text and photography by Bibi Jordan and foreword by Richard Leakey, $50.
Provence Society crystal glass perfume bottle with dropper top, $38.
Two pairs of IVKO cotton over-the-knee socks, $38 each.
Stag stainless steel salt and pepper shakers, $38.
“My French Life” hardcover book by Vicki Archer, with photography by Carla Coulson, $35.
Mud Studio Shweshwe stoneware cup, $28.
Mud Studio Shweshwe stoneware saucer, $28.
Two Sula lip balm duos in Champagne Sugar, Butterfly Kiss,
Sun-Kissed Citrus and Stiletto Red, $15 each.
Cavallini & Co. vintage map travel journal, $16.
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Model: Vaida/MC2 Model Management; Hair: Daria Wright/dariawright.com; Makeup: Mizu; Fashion Assistant: Jennifer Koo; Styled by Bobbi Queen and Court Williams