Although Clinique’s sales figures speak for themselves—the brand is posting blistering growth in skin care and makeup that’s almost twice the current industry average—Lynne Greene, its global president, believes in making your voice heard. It’s a lesson she learned early on, after earning a swift reprimand from a boss when she wasn’t forthcoming with a direct answer to a question she’d been asked. Since then, Greene has built a career on developing a strategic vision that’s as bold as her communications style. At Clinique, which she’s headed since 2006, Greene’s focus has been equally as direct: Respect the heritage of the brand and reinvent it for the future. Sounds so simple (simplicity is a key hallmark of Clinique), but boy, has it been successful. With its huge buzz-generating launches of late, like Even Better Clinical, Chubby Sticks and Bottom Lash Mascara, Clinique has become the brand to beat, making Greene the perfect cover story for this, WWD Beauty Inc’s first Power Issue. Discover Greene’s vision, and how she’s executed it, in “On Top of the World” on page 32.
The nine people featured in “Revolution In Bloom” are no strangers to bold visions, either, but there’s a good chance they’ll be strangers to the beauty community. Each comes from an industry outside of ours—one is a robotics expert, another is a graphic designer who has developed an intriguing, and very revelatory, system for analyzing numbers, another is the sage of social media—but what they all have in common is the ability to impact how we see the world and do business. Find out who they are (and why they matter) on page 38.
Power takes many different forms, not the least influence. Tom Pecheux is undoubtably one of the most influential makeup artists working today. A favorite of magazine editors, designers and supermodels alike, Pecheux has demonstrated the ability to bring his rarefied vision down to earth for real women, too, most recently in his work as creative director of makeup for Estée Lauder. A superchic Frenchman who seems equally at home in the worlds of prêt-à-porter and punk (he named his dog Sid Vicious), Pecheux brings all of his interests to bear in his work. To see what life is like for the artist during one of his most frenzied periods, we asked photojournalist Michael Nagle to trail Pecheux during New York Fashion Week in February. The results are in “Major Tom” on page 44. And for a complete overview of the major hair and makeup trends to emerge from the New York runways, turn to “Cool Rules” on page 11.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)