While the jury has barely begun to deliberate, the prestige beauty business seems to be dispelling pre-season holiday jitters. And somewhat surprisingly, retailers say some of the biggest gains are coming in color cosmetics, turning the conventional wisdom that holiday is all about fragrance on its ear. However, NPD figures indicate that fragrance sales rose 2 percent in October, a possible indication that fragrance will have a strong Yule.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"