Coty Inc. has appointed Sabine Chalmers to its board.Chalmers will also serve on Coty's audit and finance committees. Since 2005, she has served as chief legal and corporate affairs officer, company secretary and a member of the executive board of management of Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading global legal, regulatory, communications and corporate social responsibility operations. Chalmers held the role while Anheuser-Busch was in acquisition mode, and she was involved with multiple cross-border M&A transactions."Her international experience as a senior leader in the global consumer goods industry will be a valuable addition to the broad range of experience already on our board," said Bart Becht, chairman of Coty.Before her tenure at Anheuser-Busch, Chalmers was with Diageo plc as general counsel of the U.S., international markets and Latin American businesses. Her international experience spans India, the Philippines, the U.K., Belgium and the U.S.She joins Coty as the company works to integrate and handful of recent acquisitions. In October, Coty closed an $11.6 billion deal for 41 beauty brands from Procter & Gamble, adding Cover Girl, Wella, Hugo Boss and Gucci fragrances and other brands to its portfolio. When that deal closed, Coty reorganized into three segments — Consumer Beauty, Luxury Beauty and Professional Beauty to handle the influx of brands. Since then, the business has acquired hair company GHD, and signed a deal to license the Burberry beauty business (after hiring Simona Cattaneo, Burberry's former senior vice president of beauty, in 2016). Coty also bought a majority stake in social selling beauty company Younique. Before the P&G deal, Coty acquired digital agency Beamly and Brazilian business Hypermarcas.Coty recently sold the Jennifer Lopez fragrance license to Designer Parfums. Becht and Coty chief executive officer Camillo Pane have previously said the business plans to divest certain brands and is aiming to sell off between 6 percent and 8 percent of overall revenues.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion