PARIS — L’Oréal’s luxury products division will regroup its European production and logistics into one site in the north of France. That move will cause the division’s factory in Albesa, Spain, to be transferred to France before becoming a logistics center for L’Oréal’s luxury products in Spain. The luxury division’s European industrial activity will be divided among French sites in Lassigny, Caudry and Gauchy. L’Oréal will also create a 444,444-square-foot logistic center in Roye, France, for international distribution starting in the last quarter of 2010. L’Oréal said the moves come following its acquisition of YSL Beauté, which took place on July 1. L’Oréal aims to bring closer together the YSL Beauté and luxury products divisions’ organizations so as to accelerate the YSL Beauté brands’ development. Such brands include Yves Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and Oscar de la Renta, among others. The 85 people whose posts are doubled up in YSL Beauté and in L’Oréal’s luxury products branch will be offered other jobs within the French beauty giant. The company maintains this will result in zero layoffs in France. In other L’Oréal news, Charles de Montalivet has been named general manager for perfumes for L’Oréal’s luxury products division’s European zone, a new position. He was formerly travel retail Europe, Middle East and Africa prestige and collections division manager, a role filled by Michel Gholam. Gholam had previously been Lancôme’s travel retail Europe, Middle East and Africa area manager for Switzerland, Italy and the Benelux.
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)