PARIS — Elie Saab Le Parfum and Jean Paul Gaultier’s Kokorico dominated the 20th edition of The Fragrance Foundation France’s awards — otherwise known as the Fifis — that were presented at a gala dinner at the Salle Wagram here Tuesday night.
The scents’ licensee, Beauté Prestige International, swept all of the top Fifi prizes, chosen by industry professionals. Elie Saab Le Parfum and Kokorico won for best fragrance, most beautiful fragrance bottle and best advertising campaign in selective distribution in their respective women’s and men’s categories.
L’Occitane en Provence’s Pivoine Flora eau de parfum and Yves Rocher’s Comme Une Evidence Homme Green got the gold for best women’s and men’s scents in a brand’s own store.
The awards for top women’s and men’s scents in mass-market distribution went to Bourjois’ Clin d’Oeil Passionné eau fraîche and Unilever’s Axe Provocation.
Orange Sanguine, from Atelier Cologne, won the prize for a fragrance sold in less than 100 doors. That winner was chosen by a panel of 21 experts.
More than 20,500 Internet users voted between May 10 and June 10 for their picks among 15 men’s and women’s scents. In this field, Cacharel’s Amor Amor Forbidden Kiss and Hugo Boss’ Hugo Just Different were laureates.
To help fete The Fragrance Foundation France’s 20th birthday, attendees at the dinner voted live (via cell phones) for which scents among the past two decades’ Fifi winners — in the best women’s and men’s fragrance categories — would get this year’s “anniversary awards.” The champions were Narciso Rodriguez for Her and Hermès’ Terre d’Hermès.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)