New lighting will span nearly four miles along Manhattan's west side.
PARIS —L’Oréal plans to redouble its efforts on the sustainability front, according to a new report on the progress of its “Sharing Beauty With All” sustainability program.“Climate change is a reality, and it impacts the most vulnerable within our value chain, for example farmers and producers of certain natural ingredients, such as shea butter from Burkina Faso or argan oil from southern Morocco,” said Alexandra Palt, chief sustainability officer at L’Oréal.“Action is urgently needed,” she continued. “At the halfway mark of our 2020 ambitions, we are going to redouble our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and reach our targets, particularly in terms of sustainable production and innovation.”In the report, L’Oréal outlined its progress in 2016, including details about the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from its plants and distribution centers. Emissions declined 67 percent in absolute terms against a 2005 baseline, exceeding the company's target of a 60 percent reduction, four years ahead of schedule. The decrease came despite the company increasing its production by 29 percent.That compares to a 56 percent carbon emission cut in 2015, when manufacturing was up 26 percent.By the end of last year, L’Oréal had 15 industrial sites that had realized carbon neutrality.The company’s sustainability results were recognized by the CDP, an independent non-profit organization that evaluates the performance and transparency of companies’ climate change efforts. It singled out L’Oréal as one of two companies worldwide to achieve an “A” grade, recognizing its performance in climate protection, sustainable water management and the battle against deforestation.Eighty-two percent of the L’Oréal products launched in 2016 had an improved environmental or social profile, versus 74 percent in 2016.A number of the company’s brands launched formulations with levels of biodegradability exceeding 98 percent, such as Biolage R.A.W. shampoos and conditioners, and Garnier Ultra Doux 5 Plants shampoo.“By 2020, L’Oréal is committed to improving the environmental or social profile of 100 percent of its new or renovated products,” the company said.The “Sharing Beauty With All” initiative was announced in October 2013 by Jean-Paul Agon, L’Oréal chairman and chief executive officer. It is constructed on four sustainability pillars — innovation, production, living and development — and is integrated into the group’s entire value chain.
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