- NEW LACOSTE CEO: Lacoste has appointed Christophe Chenut as chief executive officer, a new post, marking a reorganization of the French sportswear firm's management. Chenut, 49, joins Lacoste from French sports newspaper L'Equipe, where he was managing director. Previously, he was president of the Stade de Reims soccer club. Chenut will start April 1. His nomination comes two years after the death of Bernard Lacoste, the affable businessman who helped transform the brand into a global player. Since Bernard Lacoste's death, his brother Michel Lacoste, 65, who is also a son of the brand's founder, tennis legend Rene Lacoste, has served as the firm's chairman, a role in which he will continue.
- TALBOTS TARGETS WAGNER: As part of its efforts to strengthen and reposition the Talbots brand, Lori Wagner on Friday was named to the new position of chief marketing officer, Talbots said. Wagner will be responsible for advertising, catalogue development, direct marketing and customer service. Wagner will be based in the company's New York office where she'll work closely with Talbots chief creative officer Michael Smaldone. As chief marketing officer of the Talbots brand, she will report to president and chief executive officer Trudy Sullivan. On matters relating to Talbots direct business, she will report to chief operating officer Phil Kowalczyk. Wagner was most recently chief marketing officer at Cole Haan.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.