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.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)