PARIS — Groupe Clarins reported second-quarter 2008 sales of 245.7 million euros, or $384.1 million at average exchange, down 3.4 percent on second-quarter 2007. At constant exchange, the company’s revenues rose 3.2 percent.
For the first half of 2008, Clarins posted sales of 485.8 million euros, or $743.5 million at average exchange, down 1.8 percent. At constant exchange, revenues rose 4.1 percent in the period.
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?"