JANUARY:1: Stefan F. Heidenreich joins Beiersdorf as chief executive officer.1: Former president and ceo of Sephora Jacques Levy dies.3: Vincent Boinay is appointed international retail director of L’Oréal’s Luxe division. 4: Louis Vuitton confirms fragrance debut with perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud.5: Equity firm Weston Presidio invests $170 million in indie cosmetics brand Too Faced.5: Australian premium hair-care brand Fudge is acquired by PZ Cussons plc.13: Balenciaga signs actress Kristen Stewart to be the face of its new scent, Florabotanica.18: Dessange International broadens its reach in the U.S. with the acquisition of the Fantastic Sams hair salon franchise. 19: Drybar inks a $16 million deal with Castanea Partners to expand globally. 19: SkinMedica Inc. buys mineral makeup brand Colorescience.21: Natura Bissé founder Ricardo Fisas dies in Barcelona of injuries suffered in a traffic accident.23: U.K.-based Designer Parfums acquires the Ghost fragrance brand.26: Jeff Nugent, former Neutrogena president and Revlon ceo, launches Elayda Professional Skin Care.
27: WWD reports second-quarter profits in Procter & Gamble Co.’s beauty division fell 8 percent to $802 million.30: Tria Beauty, worth an estimated $32.5 million, announces its plan to go public and raise $86.3 million. The IPO was ultimately called off.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)