A NEW LAUDER: The marriage between Tom Ford and Estée Lauder is on the verge of producing its first offspring. While Lauder executives avoid talking about the project, word has leaked out that the expected first collection is taking shape. Ford reportedly has put a decidedly modern stamp on some looks straight out of the Lauder archives. He has given a modern reincarnation to lipsticks and compacts and even a fragrance product of some nature. According to sources, the project is on schedule to appear as a special collection in stores in early November as a run-up to holiday.
RUSSO TO CLINIQUE: Giovanni Russo has been named global creative director for Clinique and will lead Clinique's global advertising, design, packaging, store design and merchandising initiatives. Russo graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1988 and has worked at Travel + Leisure magazine and the Gap. In 1998, he founded No 11, a creative agency, where he was principal and creative director.
P&G HONORED: Marc S. Pritchard, president of global retail hair color, cosmetics and personal care for Procter & Gamble, will accept the Pratt Institute Luxe Pack Art of Packaging Award at a gala scheduled for next May 16 at Manhattan’s University Club. The event benefits the 16-year-old Marc Rosen Scholarship for Graduate Design.
A new Joan Rivers coffee table book, titled “Joan Rivers Confidential,” gives readers never-before-seen photos and letters of the late comedian throughout her life. “Because of her drive to always be fresh, she kept records of every appearance, every performance, all the jokes that were used on TV, all the clothes that were worn,” said Rivers’ daughter Melissa. Here, Rivers poses at the “Tonight Show” in Tracy Mills in 1985. Read more about the book and see more photos at WWD.com. #wwdeye
After a career at New York hot spots like Narcissa, Dovetail and Nix, @chefjfraser has expanded to the West Village with The Loyal, a modernized take on an American brasserie. “And as I’ve gone through my career I’ve felt some departure from that kind of simple, straightforward [cooking]. This is meant to take on the idea of ‘what if the American brasserie was invented today?’” #wwdeye (📷: @chinseephoto)
@bellahadid and @lilyaldridge at @bulgariofficial’s celebration on Friday night, toasting the brand's new Peter Marino-designed flagship on Fifth Avenue. The two-part event included a cocktail party at the store followed by a dinner at a mystery location — the Met Cloisters. #wwdeye
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@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