NEW YORK -- Carolina Herrera's first beauty public appearance in several years proved to be worth the wait. Herrera, who greeted a crowd of more than 250 fans Tuesday at Saks Fifth Avenue's Manhattan flagship, reportedly sold more than $5,000 worth of her new fragrance, Chic, during the event -- and about $35,000 worth over the course of the week. The scent, a floral, woody musk combination developed by Firmenich, premiered in the U.S. at Saks this month."The response has been incredible," said Kathy Cullin, general manager of beauty at Puig North America and president of Puig USA, Herrera's beauty licensee. "And Saks has been an incredible partner."Herrera also visited her first-ever store-in-store fashion boutique, also contained within Saks' Manhattan flagship. The 600-square-foot area, which showcases Herrera's exclusive designs for Saks and other items from her collections, had a soft opening this week."This week, besides having the exclusive launch of Chic, Carolina Herrera's sixth and newest fragrance, we also unveiled her new boutique on our third floor," said Deborah Walters, senior vice president and general merchandise manager, cosmetics and fragrance, for Saks Fifth Avenue. "I think this demonstrates how important she is to Saks Fifth Avenue."
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim