P&G Appoints Gürtler Group PresidentBERLIN — Procter & Gamble has named Heiner Gürtler to head its new business unit that combines the Global Professional business of Wella, P&G Clairol, Prestige Beauté Fine Fragrances and Cosmopolitan Cosmetics.Gürtler, currently the chief executive officer of Wella and president of Global Professional Hair and Cosmopolitan Cosmetics, will now assume the new position of group president of Global Prestige and Professional Care. He will report directly to A.G. Lafley, P&G’s chairman, ceo and president.The combination of the Wella and P&G business units follows the registration of a domination agreement between the two companies in June. The agreement provided the legal basis for P&G to consolidate Wella’s activities into the American group.Gürtler stated, “With the creation of this new business unit, Wella is taking on an increased role within P&G in both of its core competencies — prestige and professional. This structure will ensure that Wella’s prestige and professional care expertise is preserved and further developed.”In related moves, Carsten Fischer, executive vice president of Wella Professional, America, Asia and Pacific, has been appointed president of Professional Care. He will continue to report to Gürtler and be based in Darmstadt.Hartwig Langer, now vice president of Global Fine Fragrances, has been named president of Prestige Products. He will report to Gürtler and be based in Geneva. — Melissa DrierADP Begins Loyalty ProgramPARIS — Generally people earn points by traveling. But now, Aeroports de Paris is inviting its customers to rack up points even before they take off. The French travel-retail operator has begun a loyalty card program in Paris’ Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports. For every euro spent in a participating airport store, cardholders receive 1.5 points. If 750 points are accumulated within one year, the cardholder will receive three $6 gift vouchers, or 5 euros at current exchange rates, to be used in its stores. Special bonus points will also be obtainable during the year. In the three months after its March launch, 9,000 people signed up for the ADP card.Mercier, Warren-Tricomi Team UpNEW YORK — Warren-Tricomi’s 57th Street salon has launched a complete line of services under the Laura Mercier Cosmetics brand. In addition to carrying Mercier’s complete color cosmetics line, the Mercier boutique offers makeup applications, consultations, special occasion makeup and eyebrow sculpting by makeup artists, including brow expert and makeup artist Maribeth Madron. The Laura Mercier counters at Warren-Tricomi are the only location where customers can receive a complete makeup lesson, a makeup application and eyebrow sculpting under the brand.Versace Beauty Unit for Sale?MILAN — Reports are circulating in the market here that Versace is on the verge of selling its beauty business, Giver Profumi, to a major industry player. An announcement is expected within two weeks, according to sources. Executives at Versace could not be reached for comment.
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)