E. Scott Beattie, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Elizabeth Arden, has always championed an unorthodox approach to business, and the results speak for themselves. Sales in fiscal 2012 grew 5 percent overall, including a 10 percent spike in international sales—a focal point for the company. Here, Beattie shares the key building blocks he used when reinventing one of beauty’s most storied brands.
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?"