PARIS — L’Oréal Paris has signed Susan Sarandon as its newest international brand ambassador, representing Age Perfect skin care and hair color.“She is a true woman of worth: an Oscar winner, mother, activist, entrepreneur, fighter and a beautiful example of what it means to age with grace,” the brand said. “She paved her own road to success with her signature film work, willingness to speak her mind without a filter and ageless beauty.”The 69-year-old native New Yorker began her silver-screen career in “Joe” at the age of 20. Her subsequent film credits include blockbusters such as “Thelma & Louise,” “Bull Durham” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”Sarandon has received five Academy Award nominations and won the Best Actress accolade for “Dead Man Walking” in 1995.“Susan is a cinematic icon,” stated Cyril Chapuy, L’Oréal Paris brand global president. “She is strong, charismatic and talented, and has a compelling sense of self. Her outspoken activism, captivating film work and authentic charm continue to inspire women to be fearless and believe in their convictions.”Sarandon has long been a fierce supporter of social and political causes, such as LGBT rights, environmental issues and the battle against racism. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, has been bestowed the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award and in 2013 became the first celebrity face of the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet nonprofit organization, which gives economic and educational opportunities to women and girls.Regarding L’Oréal Paris, Saradon stated: “The brand has always been a leader in helping in the empowerment and development of women. The very first time I heard ‘Because I’m Worth It’ [the brand’s motto], it definitely was a shift in the framing of why you should look good. It had to do with women becoming the master of their own lives and decisions.“It’s an extremely powerful statement that has transcended time,” she continued. “Beauty comes from the inside; it’s a state of mind. I’m proud to be a part of their message and to represent the L’Oréal Paris woman.”Sarandon also welcomes aging.“I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue, and what you are is the point,” she explained.Sarandon joins a team of faces for L’Oréal Paris that includes Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Karlie Kloss and Lara Stone.
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)