What a year! Looking back at the key events of 2013. JANUARY 17: Katie Holmes joins Alterna as co-owner and spokeswoman. 31: Sephora opens its largest store in Asia, a 54,000-square-foot, five-level unit in Shanghai.
FEBRUARY 7: Walgreens president Joe Magnacca leaves for RadioShack. 14: Chuck Rubin, Ulta Beauty’s president and ceo, resigns. 23: Inglot Cosmetics founder Wojtek Inglot dies at 57.
MARCH 10: Hisayuki Suekawa steps down as Shisiedo ceo. 15: Net-a-porter adds beauty offerings. 21: Chanel promotes Christine Dagousset to deputy general manager of fragrance and beauty.
APRIL 5: Donald J. Loftus named president of Parlux Ltd. and executive vice president of Perfumania Inc. 10: Leonard A. Lauder announces pledge to donate his art collection to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. 15: L’Oréal buys beauty activities of Kenya’s Interconsumer Products.
MAY 23: A.G. Lafley returns to P&G as chairman, president and ceo. 22: Coty Inc. agrees to acquire Southeast Asian beauty company StarAsia.
JUNE 6: One Direction Our Moment launches. The boy band’s first scent would go on to rack up a wholesale volume of $70 million in year one. 12: Coty Inc.’s IPO is set at $1.15 billion. 24: Ulta names Mary Dillon as ceo.
JULY 16: Jill Scalamandre joins Coty to head Philosophy.
AUGUST 6: Target acquires DermStore Beauty Group. 15: Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. sales soar past $10 billion. 16: L’Oréal launches its first cyberbrand, Em, with YouTube sensation Michelle Phan.
SEPTEMBER 1: Estée Lauder stages its largest fragrance launch in a decade, Modern Muse. 6: Tory Burch’s first fragrance debuts at Bloomingdale’s. 10: Walgreens acquires Kerr Drug. 23: L’Oréal makes it first acquisition in India with Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals.
OCTOBER 4: Barney’s unveils renovated beauty departments in New York and Beverly Hills. 9: Revlon Consumer Products Group acquires The Colomer Group for $665 million. 10: Amazon.com launches luxury beauty shop. 24: Calvin McDonald named president and ceo of Sephora Americas. 31: Lorenzo Delpani appointed Revlon ceo.
NOVEMBER 5: Unilever takes stake in French skin care brand Ioma. 15: Macy’s unveils its renovated Herald Square beauty floor, part of a $400 million store revamp.
DECEMBER 1: Pitbull launches debut scent and gives Amazon.com its first fragrance exclusive. 24: Shiseido appoints Masahiko Uotani president and ceo. 31: Revlon exits China after struggling to grow its business in the country.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over the top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty