- LAUDER NAMES LANDAU: The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has named Agnes M. Landau senior vice president of global marketing for its Clinique division, succeeding Jane Lauder, who was recently named senior vice president and general manager of Origins, which is also owned by Lauder. Landau, who will officially take the post July 1, is currently senior vice president of makeup and promotional marketing for Clinique. She has previously worked as vice president of global promotional marketing at Clinique and, prior to that, was the brand's vice president of global fragrance, body and men's. Before joining Lauder in 1999, Landau was vice president of marketing in Revlon Inc.'s Almay division. She has also previously worked at Avon Products Inc. She will report to Lynne Greene, president of Clinique Worldwide.
- MCDONALD RETIREMENT: Mackey McDonald will retire as chairman and a director of VF Corp. on Aug. 1, ending his 25-year career with the jeans and sportswear giant. Eric Wiseman, who succeeded McDonald as chief executive officer on Jan. 1, will succeed him as chairman and retain the title of president, as well. McDonald, 61, served as chairman for 10 years and as ceo for 11 years. Wiseman, 52, said his predecessor's "impact on VF will last well beyond his presence. He led the successful transformation of VF into a dynamic lifestyle brand company well positioned for future growth, and, perhaps most importantly, he helped build a unique, performance-driven culture."
- ANDREW MARC GETS FOOTING: G-III Apparel Group Ltd. has lined up its first license for the Andrew Marc brand — a footwear arrangement with the Camuto Group slated to begin with fall 2009 retail selling. The deal will run through Jan. 31, 2031. Morris Goldfarb, G-III's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We are excited to begin the broader development of the Andrew Marc and Marc New York branded businesses which hold an excellent position in upscale specialty retailers and department stores." G-III acquired Andrew Marc from Gordon Brothers Group in February.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)