BOARD APPOINTMENT: Revlon Inc. has elected Ann Jordan as a new addition to its board, increasing the size of the board to 12 members, and the number of independent directors to eight. Jordan, 74, serves as a director of Catalyst Inc., a nonprofit organization for women’s business initiatives, and is an honorary trustee of the University of Chicago and The Brookings Institution — a nonprofit public policy organization in Washington. She is also the chairman of The National Symphony Orchestra, a trustee of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and formerly served as the director of the board for several public companies including Johnson & Johnson and Citigroup Inc.
BADGER MOVE: Jim Winters, formerly of the J Winters Group, has joined Badger & Partners as president, a new position. Madonna Badger continues in her position at the creative services agency she founded in 1994. Last year, Beautylab was added as an offshoot think tank. Winters has more than 20 years’ experience in branding and publishing, including stints at Vogue and Talk Media. He will focus on marketing strategy, brand positioning and business development in his new position, Badger said, while she will concentrate on design and creative development.
SCENTS SELL: Since its launch last fall, the Six Scents fragrance initiative has sold some 8,000 bottles. Although each of the fragrances created by fashion designers is selling strong, the bestsellers are by Gareth Pugh, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Cosmic Wonder Light Source. All the juices were concocted to raise funds for the Designers Against AIDS International AIDS Awareness Education center in Antwerp, Belgium. Six Scents is a collaboration among fragrance house Symrise, creative consultancy Metaproject and Seven New York.
IFF PROMOTION: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has appointed Christophe de Villeplee to the newly created position of vice president of fine fragrance and beauty care worldwide. In his new role, de Villeplee will be responsible for developing and executing strategies in the fine fragrances and beauty care categories. He has also been charged with creating greater alignment across all functions and resources against strategic priorities worldwide, the company noted. De Villeplee has been with IFF for 10 years, most recently serving as vice president and region general manager for North American fragrances. He will continue to be based in New York.
TOP MOP: Visitors to Manhattan’s newly opened Topshop may walk out with a new spring ’do, as well. Erin Anderson, artistic director and co-owner of the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, salon and apothecary Woodley and Bunny will be on hand from 1 to 6 p.m. through Sunday to offer complimentary hairstyles at Topshop, located at 478 Broadway and Broome Street. Those who visit the pop-up styling bar can choose among the following three styles: Sleek and Straight (Glory Days), Waves (Miami) and Modern Twist Up-Do (Memphis).
H20 TAPS COLLI: H2O Plus, the maker of water-based, sea-derived skin care products, has named Bill Colli as senior vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, Colli will oversee the expansion of international and North American distribution. He will report to H2O Plus president and chief executive officer Bob Seidel. Prior to joining H20 Plus, Colli was at Procter & Gamble Co. as vice president of global sales for Frédéric Fekkai & Co. Before that, he held positions at Lancôme Paris.
@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
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews