Jafra Cosmetics International Inc. has chosen a new chief executive officer, Friedrich Kroos, from its own ranks.
Kroos joined the Westlake Village, Calif.-based direct seller as senior vice president of worldwide operations and business development in 2007 after 12 years at the Vorwerk & Co. KG, Jafra’s parent company, in various management positions. The native of Germany replaces Frank Mineo, the former worldwide president of Blyth-owned candles and accessories company PartyLite, who helmed Jafra for about a year before exiting last summer.
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?"