Members of the beauty industry gathered at the Four Seasons restaurant Thursday to celebrate industry achievements at the fifth annual WWD Beauty Biz Awards. From longtime retailers to new brands, the awards covered a broad spectrum of categories and drew such heavy hitters as William Lauder, Aerin Lauder and John Demsey of the Estée Lauder Cos., Coty Inc.'s Bernd Beetz and Catherine Walsh, indie entrepreneurs Robin Coe-Hutshing and Jennifer Coe-Bakewell, newly minted beauty mavens Jillian Dempsey and Lisa Hoffman, P&G Prestige's Don Loftus, eco-pioneer Mike Indursky of Burt's Bees, Eric Lauzet of Lancôme and many more.A total of 25 awards were presented. They were: Breakthrough Product of the Year, Prestige: Aveda Men (hair care); Lipstick Queen by Poppy King (color cosmetics); Care by Stella McCartney (skin care); Memoire Liquide (fragrance).Breakthrough Product of the Year, Mass: Clairol Nice 'n Easy Hair Color Collection (hair care); Jillian Dempsey for Avon (color cosmetics); Dove Pro-Age (skin care); Mustang by Aramis and Designer Fragrances (fragrance).Retailer of the Year: Bloomingdale's (prestige); Henri Bendel (specialty); CVS Pharmacy (mass).Most Innovative Marketer of the Year, Prestige: Catherine Walsh, senior vice president, American Fragrances, Coty Prestige (person); P&G Prestige Fragrance (company).Most Innovative Marketer of the Year, Mass: Mike Indursky, chief marketing officer of Burt's Bees (person); Soap & Glory (company).Newcomer of the Year: Lisa Hoffman Skin Care (products); My Blend by Dr. Olivier Courtin (brand).Most Innovative Ad Campaign: Estée Lauder Private Collection (prestige); Cover Girl (mass).Best Executed Launch Strategy of the Year, Prestige: MAC Loves Barbie (color cosmetics); Lancôme Primordiale Cell Defense Double Performance Cell Defense & Skin Perfecting Serum (skin care); Giorgio Armani Parfums (fragrance).Best Executed Launch Strategy of the Year, Mass: Physicians Formula (color cosmetics); Garnier Nutritioniste (skin care); Organix (hair care).For full coverage, see today's issue of WWD Beauty Biz.
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This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
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@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
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"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)