1997 • Carolina Herrera introduces the 212 fragrance label. • Antonio Banderas fragrance license is signed.
1998 • Mariano Puig steps down as ceo, and his three brothers leave their management roles. They name a four-man team — Mariano Puig Jr., Marc Puig, Manuel Puig and Javier Cano — as the firm’s new leadership. • Puig purchases Nina Ricci from Sanofi.
1999 • Paco Rabanne discontinues couture.
2000 • Puig buys Myrurgia, including fragrance brands Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada and Adolfo Dominguez. • The first CH store opens. • Through a venture with Chalhoub, Puig enters the Middle East.
2001 • Javier Cano becomes Puig president. • Puig purchases Perfumeria Gal.
2002 • Puig signs a fragrance licensing agreement with Comme des Garçons. • Exports surpass half of Puig’s total business. • Puig signs a Mango fragrance license.
2003 • Puig signs a 50-50 venture for the management of Prada’s fragrance and skin care.
2004 • Marc Puig becomes chief executive officer. Javier Cano steps down as president.
2006 • Paco Rabanne ready-to-wear is suspended.
2007 • Marc Puig adds the title of chairman. • Manuel Puig becomes vice chairman.
2008 • Enrique Puig dies. • Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million men’s scent launches. • Puig signs a beauty development deal with pop star Shakira.
2010 • Valentino inks a fragrance license with Puig. • The company starts subsidiaries in Brazil and Russia.
2011 • Puig acquires a majority stake in Jean Paul Gaultier. • Paco Rabanne fashion relaunches. • Valentina, the first Valentino women’s fragrance under the Puig license, is introduced. • Puig’s venture with Prada turns into a licensing agreement.
2012 • Ralph Toledano is hired as president of Puig’s fashion division.
2013 • In Paris, Puig moves to its new Avenue des Champs-Élysées headquarters. • Paco Rabanne’s Invictus scent is introduced. • Harvard University pens a Puig case study. • Puig signs a fragrance license with Benetton.
2014 • The company’s new headquarters in Barcelona, Puig Tower, is inaugurated, marking the company’s 100th birthday.
For its next men’s wear collection, @roberto_cavalli will show as a special guest at #PittiUomo, running from June 12-15. The brand, which has Florence in its roots, will relaunch its men’s wear collection, which will be presented separately from women’s wear for the first time since Paul Surridge was appointed creative director in May. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech at the @sxsw conference for @createcultivate, the online platform and conference series for women. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.