PARIS — The opera house here was bathed in pink light Wednesday evening as part of The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. Also projected onto the building were silhouettes of the operation’s iconic ribbons and the words “20 ans” (or 20 years, in English), to mark the movement’s anniversary.
William Lauder, executive chairman of the company; the program’s ambassador Elizabeth Hurley, and Henk van der Mark, president of the Estée Lauder Cos. France were present both at the theater and across the street, in the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand hotel, where related events took place.
Displayed around the parameter of one of its vast, majestic rooms were 40 photographs of people impacted by breast cancer. They were contenders for the first edition of the Estée Lauder Companies Pink Ribbon Photo Award, whose theme was “Pink Positive” and winners were announced.
Hundreds of guests at the soirée watched a milestone video featuring Evelyn H. Lauder, the founder of the BCA campaign and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, who passed away almost a year ago.
At one point in the evening, Ruban Rose (or pink ribbon) awards were granted to five cancer researchers — Anne Vincent-Salomon, Sylvain Provot, Philippe Juin, Sabine Noal and Eric Jadaud — by the association Le Cancer du Sein, Parlons-En! (or Breast Cancer, Let's Talk About It!), which the Estée Lauder company helped found. Altogether, the prizes amounted to 150,000 euros, or $194,089 at current exchange.
In France, proceeds from the sale of The Evelyn Lauder Dream Collection of products, such as a heart-shaped compact, enameled pink-ribbon pin, lipstick, lip gloss and Perfectionist [CP+R] serum, will go to that association.
Meanwhile, the opera house won’t be the only building in Paris to sport a pink blush; the Montparnasse Tower will have a rosy glow, as well, through the end of October.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)