The music of American pianist Keith Jarrett tinkling in the background adds a lively ambience to the bright Paris office of Coty executive Michele Scannavini. “I listen a lot to music—any kind of music,” he says. Scannavini’s other interests cut a wide swath. He also has a soft spot for Vespas, for instance, on which he likes to tool around Paris. But Scannavini is probably best known for his steely business acumen, which has helped transform Coty Inc. into a major fragrance player. As president of Coty Prestige, the executive has under his purview an eclectic array of brands, including Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Jennifer Lopez, Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs. It’s a portfolio that continues expanding. Late last year, the division snapped up the Philosophy skin care brand and the Calvin Klein makeup license. In its fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, Coty Prestige generated 51 percent of Coty’s total sales of $3.6 billion.
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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)