Ed Shirley, vice chairman of Beauty and Grooming at Procter & Gamble Co. announced he would retire as of Jan. 1. He will maintain his current responsibilities until July 1, whereupon Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chairman of Global Household Care, will assume oversight of Beauty and Grooming. P&G also announced that Craig Bahner, vice president of North America, hair care and color, will leave the company, effective Sept. 1. His successor is Walter Geiger, who held the same role in Asia.... Avon Products Inc. named Kimberly A. Ross as executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to Andrea Jung, Avon’s chairman and chief executive officer. Ross is currently executive vice president and chief financial officer and a member of the executive board of Royal Ahold N.V., and is expected to join Avon in the fall, following a required notice period during which she will continue to serve as Royal Ahold’s CFO.... Clorox has named Nick Vlahos vice president and general manager of its Burt’s Bees business unit worldwide. Vlahos formerly served as vice president/general manager of Clorox’s Laundry, Brita and Green Works divisions. Vlahos replaces John Replogle, who left Clorox earlier this year to head up Seventh Generation....Pierre-Yves Lorand has been appointed general manager of Yon-Ka USA. He will oversee all operations in the U.S., including sales, marketing, distribution and branding. Most recently, Lorand was at Capytheo LLC, a French consulting firm.
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)