With more and more artists jumping into the beauty business, it sometimes feels like companies and pop stars are pairing off in an industry game of musical chairs. Here, a rundown of the year's more notable beauty deals:
Jennifer Hudson Scent: Avon's Imari Seduction Price: Imari Seduction will retail for $22.50 for 1.7-oz. Launched: This month through Avon's more than 650,000 sales representatives.
Gwen Stefani Scent: L, a L.A.M.B. Fragrance by Gwen Stefani, with Coty. Price: Eau de parfum in two sizes for $55 and $70, and a solid perfume compact, $42. Launches: After a July debut at Nordstrom, L rolls out to 2,000 department and specialty store doors next month.
Prince Scent: 3121, with Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics Inc. Price: 3121 will range from $31.21 to $70, depending on bottle size. Launched: July at Macy's.
Usher Scents: Usher for Men and Usher for Women, with Liz Claiborne Cosmetics. Price: The women's lineup will include an eau de parfum in two sizes, for $52 or $68, and a 0.5-oz. parfum, $120. The men's eau de toilette is $50 and $65. A concentrated eau de toilette will retail for $95. Launches: September at department stores nationwide.
Kylie Minogue Scent: Darling, with Coty. Price: Packaged in three sizes, the eau de toilette is priced at £19.50, £26 and £32.50 (or $39.26, $52.35 and $65.44 at current exchange). Launched: Available since November in Australia, the U.K. and Ireland, Darling hit shelves across Europe this spring.
Christina Aguilera The singer inked a deal with Procter & Gamble in January, but details about the forthcoming fragrance were still unavailable at press time.
@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)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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