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.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion