While fashion designers creating color cosmetics lines historically have left a field strewn with casualties, Michael Kors has never been afraid to challenge the status quo — something he will do once again with the color cosmetics line he will launch in August.
“When I first opened my lifestyle stores, everyone thought I was nuts — they couldn’t imagine flip-flops and a crocodile handbag in the same store,” said Kors, who laughed all the way to the bank with an eye-popping initial public offering in December 2011. “I said, ‘The wealthiest women in the world wear flip-flops, and a working girl might save up and buy the most outrageous bag she’s ever owned.’ We’re taking the same attitude here, with beauty in general.”
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)