SHIP SHAPE: In Italy, Pantene is teaming up with 800 gyms to offer "well being from head to toe," a promotion in which they are giving away 1.5 million samples of the new Pantene Pro-V, as well as personalized hair analysis in 200...
SHIP SHAPE: In Italy, Pantene is teaming up with 800 gyms to offer "well being from head to toe," a promotion in which they are giving away 1.5 million samples of the new Pantene Pro-V, as well as personalized hair analysis in 200 gyms.
KMS BRINGS ON THE COLOR: KMS is joining its peers and launching Turnstylr Colors, a line of temporary color styling gels. Six different colors, including green, blue, purple, gold, red and orange are infused with "cosmetic colorona pigments" to add color, shine and shimmer. The gels are medium hold and wash out instantly. They will be sold in select salons, as well as the KMS Web site, for $6.95 in September.
REVLON POST: Gregoire Cabri-Wiltzer was appointed managing director of Revlon’s Europeene de Produits de Beauté division, under which brands such as Revlon Creations, Charlie, Rouge de Revlon, Gatineau, Ultima II and Flex are grouped. Cabri-Wiltzer took up the newly created post at the end of May and reports directly to Giorgio Laurenti, European president of Revlon. Cabri-Wiltzer previously held positions at Ales, Estée Lauder, Bourgeois and L’Oréal.
L’OREAL PRIZE: French beauty giant L’Oréal was awarded the 2002 Boursoscan award for the best Internet site among companies listed on the Euronext exchange. Seven thousand people voted in the competition. Boursorama, a Web site with stock information, and TLB, a tracking firm, organized the award.
CAMP CARE: Responding to the families of victims of Sept. 11 who didn’t want to be apart from each other this summer, the Gift of New York and Revlon have teamed together to bring summer camp activities to families right here in New York City. Dozens of kids, parents and caregivers are expected to participate this summer. Last weekend Andrew Tisch, chairman, Gift of NY and Loews Corp. executive committee; and Jack Stahl, Revlon’s ceo, launched the summer camp program at the Sea Lion tank in Central Park.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast