- 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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews