The WWD Beauty CEO Summit in May will be driven by the industry’s yin and yang: the leadership of the major players linked with the innovation and vitality of the indie startup brands. The theme of the meeting is metamorphosis.An added celebrity push will be provided by the star power of Jennifer Aniston, an award-winning actress and producer who will be speaking as a co-owner of Living Proof. She will appear onstage with chief executive officer Jill Beraud.RELATED STORY: Jennifer Aniston Talks Voice-overs and Aging >> The summit will get under way on the evening of May 7 at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., with the opening keynote address by Frédéric Rozé, president and ceo of L’Oréal Americas and L’Oréal USA. During the next day and a half, ending at noon Friday, there will be a wealth of presentations by Dave Lewis, president of personal care at Unilever; Deb Henretta, group president of global beauty at Procter & Gamble; Cedric Prouvé, group president, international, at the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.; Michele Scannavini, ceo of Coty Inc.; Sheri McCoy, ceo of Avon Products Inc., and Aurelian Lis, general manager, Americas, of Benefit Cosmetics.There also will be heavyweights from emerging markets, namely Alessandro Carlucci, ceo of Natura Cosméticos SA in Brazil, and Jeonggy Baek, vice chairman of the AmorePacific Group Inc. in South Korea.Manufacturers of younger brands will include Stephane Siboni and Gilles Kortzagadarian, cofounders and co-ceo’s of Ardency Inn; Ciate’s founder Charlotte Knight; Fabrice Penot and Eddie Roschi, cofounders of Le Labo Fragrances; Amy Errett, ceo and founder of Madison Reed; Alli Webb, founder of Drybar; Carisa Janes, ceo and founder of Hourglass; Michael Dubin, ceo of DollarShaveClub.com, and Amnon Rodan, chairman of Rodan + Fields.There also will be a strong contingent of retailers, led by Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, executive director of marketing and business development of Marks & Spencer plc; Shelley Rozenwald, chief beauty adventurer at Hudson’s Bay Company; Shannon Curtin, group vice president and general merchandise manager of beauty and personal care at Walgreens, and Laure Heriard Dubreuil, ceo and cofounder of The Webster Miami.No small amount of entrepreneurial zeal will be provided by Lynn Tilton, ceo of Patriarch Partners LLC, while Chris Sanderson, ceo of The Future Laboratory, takes a look at what’s coming next. For more information, please contact email@example.com or 212-630-4212.
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)