Photographer and reality TV star Nigel Barker has been bitten by the beauty bug. Along with his makeup artist wife of 14 years, Cristen, Barker will launch two comprehensive beauty lines, Beauty Equation and BE Cosmetics into prestige and mass distribution, respectively.
Although retailers have not yet been finalized, industry insiders believe both lines, which are due in 2014, could generate between $15 million and $20 million in their first year at retail. “After years of staring at people through a close lens, you get a really tight look at the skin and the face,” said Nigel Barker, who served as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model” from seasons two through 17 and is the host of Oxygen’s model competition show, “The Face.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"