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.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)