For prestige beauty retailers and manufacturers, it was a Bob Cratchit Christmas.
While a few retailers were able to breathe a sigh of relief, others were picking at their meager returns. By all reports, most not for attribution, the fragrance business continued to be tough. But both retailers and their vendors managed to find their way through the financial minefield and emerge mostly intact. And there were a few bright spots, like Marc Jacobs’ new fragrance, Lola, and Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture.
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?"