The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc said Tuesday that it has promoted two executives to senior management positions.
Chris Good has been named president, U.K. and Ireland, for the Estée Lauder Cos., while Sandra Main has been named global brand president of La Mer. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Good, who has been with the company for more than 20 years, was named managing director for the U.K. and Ireland — the company’s largest market outside the U.S. — in 2012. His previous positions include general manager of the company in Russia and senior vice president for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. He will continue to report to Cedric Prouvé, group president, international for the Estée Lauder Cos.
“Chris has been instrumental in recognizing huge areas of growth for the U.K. and Ireland, helping to expand our business in this very important heritage market,” stated Prouvé. “His widely respected intelligence, strong understanding of the landscape and his strategic and inspiring leadership will help take the U.K. and Ireland to its next level of growth.”
Main, now global brand president of La Mer, started in the position of senior vice president and general manager of La Mer in 2009. She joined Lauder in 1995 as the Hong Kong brand manager for MAC Cosmetics, and she was a significant contributor to the international growth of MAC, said John Demsey, group president of Estée Lauder, to whom Main will continue to report. Demsey observed, “She is an expert in building brand equity globally and converting La Mer’s aspirational positioning into meaningful consumer experiences around the world. Her leadership is best in class, and I believe she will be hugely successful in her new position.”
Main has also served as senior vice president of Bobbi Brown International. Demsey noted that her duties will include leading the global growth of the brand and spearheading the introduction of new product categories.
A new Joan Rivers coffee table book, titled “Joan Rivers Confidential,” gives readers never-before-seen photos and letters of the late comedian throughout her life. “Because of her drive to always be fresh, she kept records of every appearance, every performance, all the jokes that were used on TV, all the clothes that were worn,” said Rivers’ daughter Melissa. Here, Rivers poses at the “Tonight Show” in Tracy Mills in 1985. Read more about the book and see more photos at WWD.com. #wwdeye
After a career at New York hot spots like Narcissa, Dovetail and Nix, @chefjfraser has expanded to the West Village with The Loyal, a modernized take on an American brasserie. “And as I’ve gone through my career I’ve felt some departure from that kind of simple, straightforward [cooking]. This is meant to take on the idea of ‘what if the American brasserie was invented today?’” #wwdeye (📷: @chinseephoto)
@bellahadid and @lilyaldridge at @bulgariofficial’s celebration on Friday night, toasting the brand's new Peter Marino-designed flagship on Fifth Avenue. The two-part event included a cocktail party at the store followed by a dinner at a mystery location — the Met Cloisters. #wwdeye
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews